hey i am currently struggling with a similar issue, i am at a severely low weight at the moment weighing in at around 69 lbs and 5'1 and 1/2 inches tall...i am 19 years old...i know i should go into treatment, but i dont have insurance now and i have faith i can do it on my own with the support of my family and friends and out patient team that i am seeking...i have been living off around 200 calories for weeks now, and i am trying to up it slowly, planning on increasing 200-300 every couple of days but starting straight off at 800 cals...i have been in treatment centers 3 times in the past 2 years and they usually increase you about 300 per...i know that with re feeding there can be complications like holding on to water, edema etc if you increase too fast, i have experience this in treatment, going from pretty much 0 cals to 1600 over 2 days then to 2000 for the rest of that week and gaining 7 lbs, mostly water weight still traumatic...so i want to do this safely, i am very motivated and willing to let my mom in and help me with meal plans and prepare meals etc...i also have a twin sister who suffers from anorexia as well and is in the same place as me now so this will be tough but we are great supports when in recovery mindset.
anyways any advice on how i should increase, how many days should i stay at the same calorie amount, weighing how often? any meal plan suggestions(i am vegetarian) i was thinking like :
1/3 cup oat bran(mine is 100) cooked in water with 1/2 a banana and 1 tbsp almonds= 190
1/2 cup 0% fage Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup blueberries or papaya= 90
1 slice Ezekiel bread with 1 tbsp avocado and lettuce etc 1/2 a cup chopped apple and 1/2 a cup of split pea low sodium soup=230
1/2 a lara bar(fruit and nut bar) a 10 cal vitamin water or low calorie electrolyte drink...=120
1/2 a cup brown rice. light tofu 1 serving. steamed veggies about 1 cup kale carrots etc idk...=170
how does that sound? balanced...do you think i would need more dairy less fat more protein? thank you love.
Hello, my name is Mary, I'm from Austria and I'm in similar situation... In fact, now I weigh only 59lbs (27 Kilos!) at 5'8... It seems I just can't stop losing weight... I'm becoming skeletally thin... and i used to be a pretty Fotomodel...! But I think I know how to proceed safely... Please contact me! M.