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Bulimia Recovery #001 - How To Avoid Bulimia Related Heart Attacks...
November 01, 2010
Hi,

Today I read something that inspired me to start sending out my monthly newsletter...

I read a story about a 19 year old girl who had bulimia... Her name was Sarah.

Sarah had suffered from bulimia for 6 years - that's 4 years less than me... Sarah was a bright and fun loving girl... Until bulimia started taking over. By the time she was 19 bulimia ruled her life. Her dad said that once he even saw her looking for food in the garbage bin :(

Sarah lost her battle with bulimia when she was only 19 years old. She died from a heart attack brought on by a severe electrolyte imbalance.

I have to ask myself... I had bulimia for 10 years... I used to throw up 15+ times a day... How on earth did I survive?

Hearing about Sarah's struggle with bulimia inspired me to write to you today.

I KNOW that everyone can recover from bulimia... If I did - then you can too! You just need to chip away at it with baby steps.

In this edition of the Your Bulimia Recovery E-Zine I'd like to share with you 3 things...

1) A life saving smoothie to replenish your electrolyte levels and prevent bulimia related heart attacks

2) 'Safe foods' that will help you succeed in your bulimia recovery

3) My latest articles that will hopefully inspire you on your bulimia recovery journey

I hope that you take the time to read what I have to say. That story about Sarah made me very emotional (I'm writing this with wet eyes!) and I NEVER want anything like that to happen to you!

So... Firstly...

 

The Life Saving, Electrolyte Replenishing Smoothie...

Recipe:

1 banana
2-3 dates (dried or medjool)
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup of calcium enriched milk (or rice milk if dairy gives you bloating)

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Blend all of these ingredients up in a blender - I use a Magic Bullet - but the Tribest Blender is better... It's compact and very easy to clean.

Drink it slowly and savour each sip. If you find it hard to keep anything down - then drink it before bed so that you can digest it while you sleep. If you think you can manage, drink it for breakfast... It's delicious and a healthy way to start the day!

Don't focus on any negatives whilst drinking and digesting this smoothie. Focus on what it's doing for your health and how it will help your body gain strength to beat bulimia!

Try not to throw up for at least a few hours after drinking it. This will allow your body to absorb the electrolytes from it.

 

'Safe Foods' To Help You Succeed In Your Bulimia Recovery

Bulimics are used to eating a lot... So, sometimes when we attempt to eat a normal sized meal it seems pathetic and doesn't satisfy us...

A good way to get around this is to bulk up your meals with fruits and vegetables. For example:

  • Eat large healthy salads as a side
  • Stir fries full of broccoli, cabbage, sprouts, etc (add spices to make them tasty)
  • Add chopped fruit such as apple, oranges, grapes and kiwi fruit to your breakfast. Use cinnamon to add to the taste.

These foods will not only help prevent weight gain during your recovery - but they will also replenish those important electrolyte and mineral levels.

They'll help control your urge to binge and they'll get your body into the habit of digesting again.

 

My Latest Articles:

 

Remember, you are a beautiful person... A beautiful person who CAN beat this. Let's do it together...

Stay Strong.

Until next time...

Shaye

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