Several weeks ago I posted about a new eating plan. Here were the key points:
- Ditch the scale
- Give away clothes that don’t look good or don’t fit
- Eat consistently, real meals, every day. Make time for true sit-down meals.
- Eat whatever you want to eat. Nothing is off limits. 🙂
- Mantra: “I will have good days and bad days but my value is not determined by my weight and I intend to nourish myself at the start of each day.”
So – i have to say – it has been so good! I’ve had lingering hormone issues (PCOS) from some nutritional deficiencies in the past (several years ago) and this plan has really helped my health improve.
Here are some resources that I found helpful. They are articles about thin PCOS-ers (women who have PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome but are not overweight), about restrictive eating habits, and recovery from disordered eating / eating disorders.
- Restrictive eating disorder spectrum: fertility and pregnancy
- Is it too late for me to recover from restricted eating behaviors? (ages 26-52)
- Do i need 2,500 calories?*
- PCOS treatment options**
*I had trouble getting in this much food each day at first but I got used to it and my body has adjusted. I did not gain weight (actually lost 1-2 pounds).
**This article raises a few good points such as – 1) thin PCOS-ers should not fast and 2) they should eat higher carb. To be honest I don’t know how much I buy into the rest of her recommendations (such as cutting out entire food groups) but I do think that it’s important to be eating regularly and enough carbohydrates so your body knows it can rely on you to give it fuel.