What? I Have A Meal Plan!

Monday- 150 calories
Tuesday- nothing
Wednesday- 150
Thursday 150+ 1 hour of horse riding and 1 hour of badminton
Friday- nothing
Saturday-300
Sunday 300+ 1 hour of swimming
”I used to only eat 2 days a week and am still finding it very hard eating, but I don’t want to gain or lose weight. What do you think of my meal plan?”
Don’t worry – this isn’t my meal plan.
Never mind, you should worry –it is somebody’s. And yes, you’re right, when she eats in an entire week is just under what she should be eating every single day.
It’s so easy to see craziness in someone else’s food plan, isn’t it?

If you aren’t sure anymore just how realistic your meal plan is, share it with someone. Not just a “me, too” buddy who is trying to lose weight, but a reasonably healthy adult – preferably a professional, who can help you identify the weaknesses and strengths in your plan.

One thing to note is that she says this is an improvement over her previous diet. Making healthy diet changes after an eating disorder often requires professional help, so consider asking for it. But, two days without eating anything simply isn’t ok for anyone.

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