Re: eating meat?
I think it's a personal choice. I didn't quit eating meat completely when my ED was at its worst, but I ate much less of it...would eat meat only once or twice every 2 weeks and I completely quit eating red meat. Now, I eat meat more often, usually about half the week, I cook meals with meat, the other half my meals are vegetarian. I started eating red meat again too though the leaner cuts. For me, it was the right decision because having foods I just wouldn't eat helped perpetuate my ED. Now, meats are not off limits though I don't eat it as often as some people do and I definitely eat less red meat (maybe once a month I have it) than a lot of people. It's a good source of protein, that's how I look at it. I feel like my body does better now that I'm eating more protein and eating correctly, I have more energy. But you can also get protein from other sources, you just have to be sure you are eating enough calories and not purging it, that is the main thing. If you like the taste of some meats, I don't see a problem with trying to work some into your diet. Maybe start with fish as there are a lot of people who are vegetarian but will eat fish and see how it goes from there.
By the way, fish is extremely healthy for you. It is a very good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which can help prevent heart disease and help your mental functioning, but mainly, I have noticed it helps my mood a LOT! I take 2000 mg. of fish oil pills daily and while it's not a miracle, it really does help my mood quite a bit, so there are definite health benefits to eating fish.
Last edited by livinTX; 02-21-2007 at 05:43 PM.