Hi everyone. I am so excited and happy to be back here. I was gone for a couple of months after I literally stopped losing weight no matter how much cardio, how much calorie deficit I made. I was disheartened, unmotivated and so sad that I drove myself to the edge.
My eating disorder slowly came back and food started controlling me. My self-esteem was severely attacked and I had no clue what was going on.
Dieting became hard, my weight started increasing REALLY FAST.
Very recently, I realized and came to accept that I have metabolic damage, due to my irresponsible dieting and eating disorder. I tortured myself so badly and negleted to take care of it. I am on my recovery and walking through with my great coach, Layne Norton. I am so happy I hired him for so many reasons, and if people with some background of eating disorders or obsession are looking for a coach, I highly recommend him.
Without him, I probably wrecked my mental health. He taught me how to give up self-defeating self-talk, how it is important to step back and look at the big picture. Moreover, his support is phenomenal.
I am starting this thread because I wanted to log my recovery process. Moreover, I really would like to let people know that what it takes to repair metabolism and how it is important to listen and take care of your body. Don't be ignorant like me. You will regret. if you have one, we need to stay strong. mental side of this progress is the hardest part EVER. however, the reward of normalcy and health is priceless. we will appreciate once it comes back. pain is raw and part of our life.
I recently dropped all my cardio besides some hiit sessions(less than 30 mins). I lift 5 days a week. I do lots of compound movements which improved my core, and back tremendously. I cannot post my workout regimen since he made a customized workout regimen for me, but it is PHAT which Layne wrote a really good detailed article at simplyshredded.
I increased my carb intake. My nutrition is similar to what many of you follows. Protein intake>Carbs>fat.
At last but not least, I want to say big thank you to Grifts who educated me on weight lifting. You are such a big support and always helping me go through tough times. Getting to know you through this forum was one of the best things ever happened to me in my life!!!!