I used to lead a life very deprived of fat and sugar in my anorexic days, and surprise surprise, I entered bulimia after 'recovery' from anorexia.
I'm ready to reintroduce these types of foods into my structured eating plan, but I'm wondering how to do it.
Currently I eat breakfast at 7am (porridge made with milk), have an early lunch at 11 am (ham salad roles/pitta bread, soup (sometimes), and yoghurt + some fruit), have a snack (which is fruit at the moment) between 2 and 3 pm and then dinner at 6pm (which ranges from all sorts, pasta, rice, fish, chicken, potato, couscous all accompanied by vegetables). So all in all I have a healthy diet, but it isn't balanced, there isn't much fat in there.
Can anyone offer me any advice of when I can incorporate treat type foods into my structured eating plan? I really love biscuits but not so much chocolate and sweets, but I just don't know where to put them! Should I eat a treat every day until my body realises these foods aren't forbidden any more? Or should I just let my body tell me when it wants them? (I'm a bit wary of this approach as I'm still not great at working out when I'm genuinely hungry yet, and even if I am really hungry, I never really have a strong urge to eat a particular food! Also, in the past, it seems to have to led to me going days without these types of foods and then eating them a lot at once which prompts me to want to restrict...)
How have others reintroduced these types of foods? Any help would be greatly appreciated :)