safe foods

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Locket, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member

    what are peoples views on safe foods?

    i think that, even though it's an aim to eat healthily, it turns into a really unbalanced diet and therefore does more harm than good...
    it's just too easy to get out of control with it, even though it feels 'safe' at the time..
  2. jameslyons

    jameslyons Well-Known Member

    I don't understand what safe food means? Organic, healthy, easy to digest?

  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I also don't understand:unsure:
  4. Aissela

    Aissela Well-Known Member

    I used to have a list of safe foods when I was bulimic, they were the foods that were safe and I wouldn't have to purge. They included things like oragnes, pomegranates, jell-o, and a few others. Not sure if this is what you mean though. Maybe clarify the question?
  5. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member

    sorry, yeh that's what i mean
    basically a list of foods that you limit yourself to, and you can't eat anything else. a lot of people with eating disorders limit what they eat so they can control their weight more easily.
    things which are low in calories or ones that fill you up even if you haven't eaten much... that sort of thing.
    but so many people go over the top and ban food groups like carbohydrates and sugars, which are common in a lot of foods anyway so they have to restrict to only a very small number of foods which can be really unhealthy anyway, even though most of them do it because they think it's healthier for them.

    if that makes sense...?
  6. bornfree

    bornfree Guest

    We are what we eat.

    I say to those who limit themselves, have a bit of everything.
    Even a Big Mac once a year or once every two years, but just enjoy a bit of everything. Healthy foods, less healthy ones but still include them and enjoy eating.
    Life is such a paing in the ass sometimes.
    If we put full limits on one of the few pleasures in life such as food, what have we got left?
    We can't smoke in public places.
    What's next, no more drinking booze?

    Let's enjoy a wide variety of food for our own good.
    I'm even coming up with a new food movement slogan, the movement that says "the hell with Atkin's diet, Cabbage soup diet, Gi Diet, IV diet and I give up!"

    Eating small portions of a variety of foods, fresh and non-fresh, is key to losing weight.
    Along with burning calories hence excercising goes hand in hand with the above.
  7. jameslyons

    jameslyons Well-Known Member

    Spanish Topais (sp?) style meals are delicious and weight restricting.
  8. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member


    um. ok... i wasn't really looking for suggestions on how to lose weight
    but, thanks for the posts...

    has anyone known someone get out of control whilst restricting their safe foods?

  9. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    -trigger warning-

    Yeah. Once I ate about 10 oranges in one go and felt disgusting after, and so purged it back up again. It was all acidic and disgusting because it'd been in my stomach and it was citrus. Not the smartest thing I have done.

  10. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member

    i suppose that would have been because you felt too full/really bloated to the point of sickness though? am i right? ...rather than feeling like you're unbelievably fat all the time and never wanting to eat but knowing you have to so you pick certain foods that you can eat quite a lot of if you feel you are going to overindulge on them...
  11. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    Yeah, basically.
  12. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Vegetables. Lots of them. Relatively low in calories, quite high in nutrients; you could be eating better than the general populace with an ED.
  13. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Take celery. It's delicious - I'm eating some right now. It's a good source of a variety of vitamins, and fiber. It has negative calories.

    No prep time, low, sometimes negative calories, good nutrition.

    Just my thoughts. Jello is seen as safe in this thread - it's a source of calories and not much else. The protein is the least valuable protein you can consume.
  14. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    Maybe she meant sugar-free Jell-o? :dunno:
  15. nagisa

    nagisa Staff Alumni

    My safe foods are fruits and veggies, and fat free stuff/ sugar free stuff. Pretty much anything with very few calories. Most other stuff I throw up unless it's a very small portion.
  16. savetoniqht

    savetoniqht Well-Known Member

    Celery. Definitely not a balanced diet. I do love it, that's not a lie, but that's not the only reason I eat it.
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