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Well I became vegan mainly for the sole purpose that I rarely ate meat anyway and I love animals and cant stand the thought of harming them let alone consuming them in my belly, but I also did it so I could eat healthy and not struggle with feeling guilty for eating once and for all. Food to me is awful so this in my own way makes it a lot easier to deal with...
 

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Thats great! Just make sure you keep a good diet full of nuts, pulses, legumes, fruits and veggies. By showing that you can be healthy and vegan it gives a great example to others. It helps inspire others to give veganism a try. Thats how I began, I have a friend who is vegan and he was so healthy. I began slowly and now I am a budding vegan. Research your food and it's easy to keep healthy without animals! Also, food planning is great. For example I am making Lentil soup that I will be freezing in one person portions. I can have home made Lentil soup for a month now! Hurrah!<br><br><br><br>
Keep on eating and keep on being happy!
 

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Well I became vegan mainly for the sole purpose that I rarely ate meat anyway and I love animals and cant stand the thought of harming them let alone consuming them in my belly, but I also did it so I could eat healthy and not struggle with feeling guilty for eating once and for all. Food to me is awful so this in my own way makes it a lot easier to deal with...</div>
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Veganism isn't a cure all honey. You will feel loads better though once you regularly eat healthy foods. Drinking lots of Fortified Soymilk is important for its protien, calcium, omegas, and B vitamins. Good luck and keep on the keepin on! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/iloveyou.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lovesign:">
 

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I have an idea for you. The fact that "anorexic" is in your name really says to me that part of the way you define yourself is as an anorexic. Part of breaking free from the cycle of eating disorders is learning to define yourself outside of your eating disorder. Keep trying to eat, and if you feel that veganism is the path to a healthy body and mind, then go for it! But don't use veganism as an excuse to not eat because sometimes its hard to find vegan choices.<br><br>
I am glad you feel good about your path and choice to be vegan, however. I hope it leads you to all the health and happiness you want.
 

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I empore what mslinzyann said,<br><br>
I myself am a recovered anorexic, and I have a very long rocky past with it, been through too much bad things and harmed myself badly. I got lucky that my organs seem to be intact and my heart is in a good condition, but it could have been different.<br><br><br><br>
I hope you are not using veganism as an excuse to rule food out and to not eat, for example, in public, I know this is very tempting. A lot of the girls that were with me during my time in an eating disorder clinic were vegan, I became vegan after recovering actually, so I hope this is a move you make to feel comfortable with the luxury of vegan eating, it's wonderful if you look into recipies and find out all the wonderful things you can make and even buy at some health stores/online vegan stores.<br><br><br><br>
If you wish to talk to someone who understand through experience, feel free to message me any time.<br><br><br><br>
Take good care!
 

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... jumping on board with this topic, just because I've been thinking about my veganism a lot lately. I made the swap from vegetarian to vegan while I was pretty disordered... in a bit of an 'up', but it was definitely there. I've always denied that it was a factor, but lately... the more I think about it, the more that- behind animal welfare- my veganism was based on the disorder. I'm having a lot of trouble sorting out my beliefs now that I'm mostly recovered.<br><br><br><br>
Just for an example... dairy was bothering me- a mild allergy to casein, which is really no fun- so that wasn't an issue. But cutting out eggs made it so that I had a brilliant excuse to turn down baked goods. Breakfast went from an egg on toast and fruit to toast and fruit to... a small fruit, yeah?<br><br><br><br>
I just need help sorting out which of my beliefs are my OWN and what came from this thing. I'm having a really hard time justifying myself lately.
 

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good on you for thinking this thou keelin , i have done this type of thinking the past few weeks , went out to dinner last nite and even tried some of her chicken , well you see i like being veg but i took it way to far! well done!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mslinzyann</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I have an idea for you. The fact that "anorexic" is in your name really says to me that part of the way you define yourself is as an anorexic. Part of breaking free from the cycle of eating disorders is learning to define yourself outside of your eating disorder. Keep trying to eat, and if you feel that veganism is the path to a healthy body and mind, then go for it! But don't use veganism as an excuse to not eat because sometimes its hard to find vegan choices.</div>
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YOu took the words right out of my mouth.<br><br><br><br>
You are a human being first, not an anorexic. I would break from that name, come back to this thread with a new one, and let us all cheer for you for taking a huge step towards the road to health!!! :) (the mental steps are often just as important as the physical ones.) But only if you are ready, i'm not trying to pressure you in any way. Welcome to VB, and please do eat, one of my roommates in college was anorexic and was in and out of hospitals, she has permanent damage to her body now, even though she is now mostly recovered. Please get well before its too late.
 

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I could add to what mslinzy and veggielove said, relating it to the title of this thread. Hopefully you don't want to live <i>with</i> anorexia, you want to live <i>without</i> it? I have asthma which is something I have to live with because it is incurable - anorexia isn't.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck - I hope you get better.
 
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