Pop Culture & Food/Diet Channel
Posted by: Spectra
2019-01-26 00:54:46
ID: 58759
So I am a vitamin designer, so to speak. I make all the supplements that people take for various conditions and I can tell you a few things I know from the business: If you buy cheap supplements, you are getting crap. The raw material vendors for these items will try to rip you off three ways from Tuesday if you don't do a ton of research and testing on them. Also, food is still king when it comes to getting nutrients. Supplements will maybe help some but you may be getting a form that isn't as bioavailable as what's in the food. And as far as the IVs go, you're just getting them faster. It's basically like injecting yourself with Gatorade. If you drank the IV concoction it'd do the same thing but it would take a bit longer.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-26 00:47:01
ID: 58757
In response to a confession. Yes, exactly. I consider myself pretty recovered because I do get enough calories to have a normal BMI in the low 20s but I don't eat the Standard American Diet---I tend to eat very plant based and whole foods because I will binge on most processed stuff. Yet my treatment team doesn't consider me in full recovery mode because I'm still "restricting". I don't think they quite have that term well-defined and I hate that they pretty much want to force me back to having bad skin and horrible periods and all the other crap that went along with me eating the way I did when I was heavy and non-disordered.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-25 13:50:19
ID: 58740
In response to a confession. She's just been busy. Would've appreciated heads up text even if its sorry, been busy before I did all my follow ups. Kinda annoyed, but trying not sweat the small stuff.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-25 00:17:03
ID: 58706
I think the IV vitamins are a crock [deleted]. Unless you have some major disorder that prevents you from absorbing nutrients through your gastrointestinal tract, just eat food, people.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-24 18:19:37
ID: 58726
I made plans a while ago to see an old friend in my hometown and now that's next week I'm making plans since I finally get a vacation. I sent her two texts and I haven't heard back from her. I hope she is okay and just really busy and not going to flake out.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-24 03:42:50
ID: 58705
I am also recovered from an eating disorder. I guess I am still considered 'disordered' because there are certain thing I won't eat. Like any fast food, most sugary foods, I don't drink soda, I don't drink alcohol, I avoid dairy for the most part. I eat a very plant-based diet. My weight is stable within 3-4 pounds, my BMI is in the low 20's. I'm still considered quite thin, but I'm healthy. I feel better restricting certain foods, I feel happy working out and staying thin. But in this day and age people will still paint that as a disorder. Because I don't eat like most people. It's VERY frustrating.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-20 23:13:46
ID: 58665
I hate how the recovery from eating disorders protocol generally involves you accepting your bigger body and never dieting again. If I were to eat the way I did pre-eating disorder, I would have a bigger body. And I hate to say it, but I like my smaller slender body more than my so-called healthier at any size one. My treatment team is of the health at any size movement and I wish I could be happy at any size but I don't know that that'd be in the cards for me.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-20 21:04:12
ID: 58641
In response to a confession. The IVs are regular saline and have additives such as Vitamin B, Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin C. They're administered by an RN and there's a whole medical history consultation and waiver to complete before they do it. I'm still on the fence. I just bought a liquid hydration powder from GNC so I'm going to try that first.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-20 01:30:31
ID: 58651
I'm a fairly slim person, but this time of year, I feel like everyone and everything out there wants me to tone up, slim down, get a bigger booty, get a smaller tummy, be less bloated, and get to bed earlier. I'll say it--I kind of don't mind my body how it is. I exercise to feel better and to have stamina and immunity, not to get a six pack. This year, my resolution is to just be nicer to myself. I think that's one I can stick with.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-01-20 01:01:03
ID: 58646
In response to a confession. I admire your ambition, but that's a really huge number of big changes to make all at once. Why not start with one or two minor changes per month and build on them?
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