Overcoming hunger in recovery

As a 29-year-old man in eating disorder recovery, I know how challenging it can be to deal with extreme hunger. It’s important to remember that this is a sign that your body is healing and readjusting to a healthier relationship with food. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed and scared by the intense hunger, but it’s also a sign of progress. Remember to be gentle with yourself and to seek support from your treatment team and loved ones. This is a difficult but necessary part of the recovery process, and you are not alone in facing it. Keep reminding yourself that you are worthy of nourishment and happiness, and that you are making steps towards a healthier, happier life.

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Hey there! I just wanted to say how brave and strong you are for sharing your experience with extreme hunger during eating disorder recovery. As a 43-year-old woman who has also struggled with an eating disorder, I know just how tough it can be. It’s so important to remember that feeling intense hunger is a sign that your body is healing and readjusting to a healthier relationship with food. It’s scary and overwhelming, but it’s also a sign of progress. You are not alone in this, and it’s okay to lean on your treatment team and loved ones for support. Remember, you are worthy of nourishment and happiness, and you’re taking important steps toward a healthier, happier life. Keep being gentle with yourself and know that you’re doing amazing. We’ve got this!

I can relate to the overwhelming feeling of extreme hunger during my own recovery journey. It’s okay to feel scared and uncertain, but know that this is a sign of progress. Be gentle with yourself and remember that reaching out for support is a sign of strength, not weakness. You are not alone in this and it’s important to remind yourself that you deserve nourishment and happiness. Keep taking those steps towards a healthier and happier life, and know that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it. Stay strong and keep moving forward - you’ve got this!