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Anonymous asked: do you eat honey? and is it ok to eat chestnuts spread (sweetened) 3-4 teaspoon per week?
yes! i use manuka honey.
of course it is :)
nothing is worse than hard avocado
Anonymous asked: hello is chia seed pudding a good dessert and do you hink I could mix berries in x
chia pudding is an amazing dessert! you could mix in whatever you like - it’s so versatile. you could mix in honey, fruit, nuts, nut butters, cinnamon… anything you like. my recipe for it can be found here:
Anonymous asked: im recovering for anorexia, how would you recommend putting the weight on? like the healthiest way?
you should be so, so proud of yourself for wanting to start to recover. it’s an amazing first step and it will all be worth it in the end.
there are a couple of main pointers that will help you gain weight:
- very little to no exercise
- increased portion sizes
- increased number of snacks
- increased protein, carbohydrates, and healthy oils
- being willing to try and start consuming fear foods
now, in more detail.
excessive exercise will only hinder weight gain, which is the very opposite of what you want. your fitness should not be your first priority now and once you are fully recovered it is okay for you to slowly resume to moderate exercise if that is what you want. if you are really struggling with this, i’d recommend getting a family member/friend to come on a short, slow walk with you occasionally around the block to get some fresh air. it’s really important that you bring someone with you if you decide to do this so you are not tempted to start jogging/running.
eating more overall is essential to weight gain. when you are eating your main mains and snacks, ensure you have just that “little bit more”. make sure you are testing yourself with just one more bite even when you think you cannot eat any more. if you are strong enough to be willing to recover, you are strong enough to do this and i believe in you.
you should try to be snacking every 1-2 hours. this may or may not feel abnormal to you as you may not be hungry - and if this is the case, do not worry. you will most likely feel uncomfortably full from the meal you just ate, but this does not mean you can skip your snacks afterwards.
eating more carbohydrates, protein, and healthy oils is important. instead of having a carrot or apple as a snack, try having one/two slices of bread with some peanut butter and sliced banana, or a bread roll with canned tuna and hummus. also try to make sure you are having a minimum of 1-2 tablespoons of a healthy oil at each main meal. this might mean you have to buy some flaxseed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts (a generous serving), avocado (1/3 of an avocado is approximately equivalent to this), or nut butters to fulfill this.
now this is a really important part too. you need to make sure every week you are trying one new food that you had previously deemed “unacceptable” or is one of your “fear foods”. whether it is buying full cream milk instead of your regular milk, adding a spoon of sugar to your tea, having a square of chocolate, or eating something from a bakery. it’s all up to you, but you need to make sure you are constantly trying and pushing yourself to eat more and a wider variety of foods.
if you are having a really hard time doing any of this, please do not hesitate to message me on or off anon and we can speak. i’m a great listener and would be delighted to help in any way possible. good luck, you can do this :)
Anonymous asked: what type of milk do you use?
paul’s pure organic full cream milk
Anonymous asked: Do you have any recipes that include oat flour?
hey, i don’t personally use oat flour when i bake/cook but these recipes i found for you look delicious (and make me want to go buy myself some oat flour right now!):
Anonymous asked: i really wanna try and lose weight from/tone my thighs tho what exercises are good for that that aren't lunges or squats?
hey! unfortunately, it’s not possible to “spot reduce” when losing weight. decreasing your overall body fat percentage is the only way to go - so doing cardio is essential. running, swimming, cycling, and going for brisk walks would count as cardio.
to tone your thigh area, i’d recommend that you youtube “thigh exercises” and it’ll pop up with all of these crazy alternative exercises you can do! also, try downloading nike training free from the app store - they have great leg workouts.
beautifuldaydreamzz asked: I really love your blog thanks for being so helpful xx
you are too sweet! my pleasure :)
TODAY I RAN FOR THE LONGEST I EVER HAVE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
okay, well 16 minutes doesn’t seem like a lot but it is like 100 years for me