One way to aid in your recovery from Bulimia is to have on hand several different types of healthy snacks. Not only are healthy snacks the “best option” for snacking but they help in sustaining satiety and greatly reduce the cravings to binge and purge. Choosing snacks full of nutrition will also aid in maintaining a balanced hormonal level so that the highs and lows bulimia brings on are significantly reduced. In the end, choosing to have a healthy snack means choosing “you” over your bulimia.
Here are some examples of satisfying healthy snacks
What makes these just some of the options for nutritional snacks is that they contain the right kinds of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Protein- The body needs protein to maintain and replace tissues and to function and grow. Protein is the main building block in the body. Protein is the primary component of muscle, connective tissue, and skin.
Fat- Fat gives you energy and helps the body absorb certain vitamins. Fats also provide insulation and protect our organs.
Carbohydrate- Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. The fruit, vegetables, dairy and grain food groups all contain carbohydrates. Carbohydrates also provide fiber which helps with constipation, prevents stomach and intestinal problems, and may even help lower cholesterol.
After a 25 yr battle with Bulimia I am recovered and dedicated to helping others also win their battles with Bulimia or other Eating Disorders. I have chronicled my struggle, as well as strategies for recovering, in two books and encourage anyone who is struggling to reach out to me confidentially