Quick question...anyone else here develop a near-phobia of SOLID food with their ed? I mean, even if it's low calorie...you just couldn't eat it? I find it increasingly hard to eat solids...even stuff, that intellectually, I know are super low calorie...celery, low fat popcorn, baby carrots.
I detest the feeling of it in my belly.
But I can much more readily consume smoothies, soups (like tomato - nothing with chunks in it), pureed apples, pumpkin (puree), soy milk, tofu (mori nu lite...again, blended up). Liquidy type things.
Couple questions...if I get enough vitamins, minerals, protein, nutrition in essence from liquified stuff like vegetable juice, soup, smoothies, tofu 'yogurt'...but DON'T eat actual solid, weighty, hard to digest (for me!) solids...can I stay halfway healthy?
I mean it's still better than eating solids but keeping the calories very low, right?
I've heard about people on liquid diets that weren't that unhealthy...cause they still were consuming nutritious products...but what does it do to your colon?
I must admit, I used to really take too many laxies, and for a long time, my colon was more screwed up because of that, and I'd feel terrible...bloated and gross, and just couldn't bring myself to eat stuff that never digested.
It would sit like a lump of cement, and I could feel it, and it would make me obsess.
But stuff that I could imagine going more or less through me, excreted as urine, or 'feeding' into my blood stream, or just 'dissolving'...I could eat.
So, along with liquid-type foods...hard candies that I could suck on were okay. Vegan chocolate was sort of okay cause it would 'dissolve' in my mouth. Cotton candy was okay cause it would also 'dissolve'. Gum, fine.
My fear of solids is pretty strong too...I could squeeze grapefruit, but I chuck out the pulp and just drink the juice, for example.
Just wondering if anyone else has this? Is this a common fear if you are overcoming an ed?
Or enmeshed in one?