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All By Myself Tonight Baked Vegan Dessert

I even ate a certain amount of it already and than began having serious stomach cramps. Everything I eat something like a dessert I begin to panic, stomach feels really ill, and I cant stop this behavior, I love baking and testing what I bake. The guilt and aches after is the worst part.

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Hi chunkymonkey68!
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I'm sorry!

Hi chunkymonkey68!

Welcome to the NEDA online forums! I am sorry to hear that you're experiencing some uncomfortable physical symptoms right now. Do you have someone that you can reach out to? Maybe a mentor, a close friend, or a family member? Do you have a therapist you can speak to about the guilt you're experiencing after you eat this dessert or other types of food?

Please let me know if there is something more I can do to help! I wish you the best of luck!


Do you see a dietician? Are

Do you see a dietician? Are you possibly allergic to something you're eating? I'm sorry you're struggling so much. :(

Please try not to worry

Chunkymonkey68, It is not uncommon for many Ed sufferers to have feelings of guilt after eating. Even more so a specific type of food. Although it may be hard something that is crucial to learn in recovery is the fact that no food should be off limits completely. That may sound very scary. I am not saying that you need to have desserts all the time, but there is always room in ones diet for such foods in moderation, and you can still have a very healthy body for it! Better yet, moderation means a healthier mind. You don't have to be in that comfortable state of mind in the blink of an eye. Becoming accustomed to it is a process, but I believe you can do it! :)
As for the uncomfortable pains, this could mean a few things. You might be allergic to something in the food, you may simply be feeling a bit full, which is perfectly okay and everyone does now and then, or it could depend on your stage in recovery. In early stages of anorexia recovery, you might feel uncomfortably full or ill. Losing a lot of weight also means losing mass of internal organs. The stomach literally shrinks, witch is why when someone begins to eat normal amounts again, might feel very sick or bloated. The body also sometimes becomes sensitive to specific foods you may have been avoiding for example if someone had cut out dairy for an unhealthy period of time. If you believe this is the case, I wouldn't worry because these symptoms tend to be temporary. Good luck in your recovery I believe you can get past this!

Thanks for the insight

thats wise.

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