Bulimia Recovery: How weight gain changed my life

We have all heard of the dangers of overeating. But not much is said about under-eating. This post will explain the dangers of undereating, and my experiences as I began my eating disorder recovery including how gaining weight changed my life. I gained around 22kg (48.5 lbs) after recovering from my eating disorder. I knew…

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A Quarantine Pick Me Up

Being forced to stay at home in a quarantine state is driving everyone insane. If you are an outdoorsy person, like me, then you must be struggling to not roam freely without the feeling of paranoia that you may catch the virus. It can be particularly difficult for those suffering from mental illnesses or those…

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Give Me Confidence

Confidence noun A feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. This is most certainly not a guide or me trying to preach. Let us put the topic of eating disorders to one side. Confidence is something that I’m sure a lot of us feel like we need to have…

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I Graduated. What Now? #Graduation2019

Ah, university graduation! The blissful end to the tumultuous three to four years of study at university. I remember walking up to the stage during my graduation and looking to the audience to find my family there cheering and whooping me on. I couldn’t help but have a lump in my throat as I reflected…

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Culture and Body Image

This post will mainly be referring to my experiences growing up predominantly around south-Asian culture (India-Pakistan-Bangladesh-Sri Lanka). Disclaimer: I will reflect on my own personal experiences of my culture. All opinions and thoughts are my own. “You’re so healthy!” “OMG that is too much food on your plate.” “You look older than your age.” “What…

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The Meaning of ‘Taking Care’

“You can’t fill from an empty cup” Them: “Alright, I’ll see you later. Take care!” Me: “I’ll try!” There are a lot of tips online about being more productive, and how to make the most of every hour and every day. Whilst I agree with not wasting time and being productive, taking time out for…

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Dealing with Anxiety

Feeling anxious is something a lot of people struggle with from time to time. For example, feeling anxious before a job interview, before an observation or a driving test. Anxiety can also be good, it may get your adrenaline running and get you geared up before you do something important. What about when anxiety is…

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#10YearChallenge A Letter to my 14-Year-Old Self

Dear Younger Me, I am writing this letter to you because I think you need to listen to the words of advice in it. I know you don’t want to hear it because let’s face it, you’re always receiving unsolicited advice, but hear me out. It’ll be worth it. Currently, you have just started your…

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Help! My Friend has An Eating Disorder – 5 Tips

View this post on Instagram We have nothing to lose and a world to see ❣️ #sightsandsounds #lights #architecture #history #mosque #travel #ottomanempire A post shared by @ laraib.mm on Aug 26, 2018 at 12:25pm PDT This blog post can be applied to anyone who knows a loved one suffering from Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa,…

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Bulimia Recovery

Eating Disorder/Bulimia Nervosa Update In this post I share some of the details about my recovery from Bulimia, my experiences, lessons and tips for recovering. Thanks for supporting so far <3 – Not sure if I mentioned this in my previous post but since April 2016 I vowed to stick to my recovery from Bulimia…

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