How can I be a better parent to my 3 kids? The online program is $20 or you can buy the book used for something like $4 at amazon. If anyone asks, the answer is ‘I’m vegan’. Repeating the safe and unsafe food assessment on a regular basis throughout treatment can also reveal shifts in motivations and fears around non-vegan foods that can reflect progressive stages of healing. You can easily choose more energy-dense foods, adding extra healthy fats like nut butters, avocado and olive oil, adding extra snacks and desserts, having smoothies, juices and nut milks, adding dressings and sauces, and choosing more processed foods like breads, pastas, wraps and granola bars etc etc. When in all reality this has nothing to do with veganism and everything to do with maintaining the eating disorder and staying in the comfort of food rules and restrictions. But that’s where the rules need to end. I tried the ‘whole foods only’ way…trust me, I tried. A recent survey of registered dietitians who specialize in eating disorders indicates that 98% are currently treating clients with eating disorders who are vegans. However if you are really committed to being both a vegan and a recovering anorexic, you can do it. ? But no matter how much weight I gain I feel too skinny. Learning that these foods will not harm you, that there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods. But you can totally do both at the same time too! Rediscovering your love and joy for food and LIFE. and i think its going to always meet your calorie requirements. The same is true for our vegetarian program. And you don't have to reinvent the meal (ha! Recovery is about challenging food fears, eating those foods which you haven’t allowed yourself to eat and those which bring on feelings of anxiety and guilt. Research strongly suggests that the more variety a client consumes throughout treatment reduces the risk of relapse. Whether you are vegan or not, if you are in recovery it is really important to seek the help of a qualified nutritionist or dietitian who specialises in eating disorders (such as myself), who can give you the support and guidance to truly heal your relationship with food, clear up those myths, fears and rules around food and help you learn to eat in a way that truly supports your body, mind and soul. A dietitian will ensure nutritional adequacy and assess the risk associated with re-feeding. It’s like opposite of anorexia ? In spite of the growing number of vegans, with and without an eating disorder, the development of clinical assessment tools to help discern any overlap between the two has not progressed. You can go back to being vegan once you are healthy. It doesn't have any push button vegan option - but its pretty easy to modify your recipes and meals with it. A qualified dietitian, with the treating team, patient and their family, should facilitate devising the meal plan. If you have a client that may need a higher level of care while remaining vegan, please, Research strongly suggests that the more variety a client consumes throughout treatment reduces the risk of relapse. One of the questions within this assessment tool asks the client to rate four reasons supporting the decision to become vegan using percentages.