How to recover Bulimia
This weeks video is an amazing one! I got the opportunity to interview Elisa, a fellow youtuber who’s also on a very similar mission as me – help women develop a healthy relationship to food, body and exercise, so they can live a meaningful life, that’s about so much more than counting calories and exercising all day! She’s also the author of BrainwashED, a must read book for everyone trying to recover form eating disorder(s) and trying to change their mindset.
Elisa helps women recover from eating disorders and exercise addiction. She teaches them how to recover bulimia, orthorexia, anorexia and other eating disorders. She does that by providing some practical tips that you can use right away. She’s also really big on shifting your mindset, which we talk a lot about in this video. There’s so much value in this video I know you’ll love it! As you listen to Elisa sharing her story on how she recovered from bulimia and orthorexia, while providing tips, I want you to keep your ears, mind and heart open. When someone is being coached or interviewed there’s almost always something that you can relate with. Pay attention to how some of the scenarios that Elisa shares with us apply or resonate in your life. When someone else is sharing their story, you’re very likely to get an ‘aha-monent’ based on what the person is sharing. Although the experience may not be the exact same, you get a huge ‘aha’ from it, because your defenses go down, when the person is sharing their story. Consider asking yourself the same questions that I’m asking Elisa. Here are some questions you can ask yourself;
- Am I starving myself to the point where I can’t even function and think clear?
- Am I using my willpower to stay away from certain foods, but end up bingeing later on?
- Are my thoughts limiting me and not letting me recover?
We touch on some really important points in this conversation. When I asked Elisa how she recovered mentally, she said that a lot of times it’s almost impossible to change your mindset when you’re too malnourished. She explains that your brain doesn’t think and function right, when your body is out of whack. The first step is to really focus on eating. Nourish your body. Give it fuel consistently and not just when you have the urge to binge (because you’ve starved yourself too long). In fact, once your body starts to “trust” you, the bingeing will also slowly disappear. But you HAVE to be loyal to your body in order for it to trust you. When you give it the right fuel it’ll know exactly what to do. But when you always abuse it, it’ll just break down and shut off. In most cases it shuts off the parasympathetic nervous system, which amongst other things is responsible for the reproductive system. Which is why many women lose their period and find themselves suffering form amenorrhea!
I know the fear of gaining weight is holding you back. But would you rather live in misery because that’s what you’re comfortable with or break through and discover a whole new world of possibilities waiting for you? Whatever it is you’re going through, you’re not alone and there’s help out there. That’s what I love doing. I love helping women overcome and break through that fear that’s holding them back. You know you have goals and dreams that seem so impossible to reach because of your eating disorder. It’s keeping you from taking action. And a lot of you probably have taken action and end up right where you are once again. But when you have a coach that’s going to cheer you on and hold you accountable, everything becomes much easier. That’s why I offer these free 50 minute health consultations, so we can finally sit down and focus on you and your goals. You can find more on that here.
Below I’ve provided links to connect with Elisa and also a link to get her book.
Thank you so much for watching. If you found this video helpful, please share it with others so they can get value from it as well. Let me know your ideas and suggestions on what you’d like to see next. I’m always open for new ideas!