Constipation and bloating after anorexia?
So I was border-lining anorexia for about 4–5 months, restricting food and exercising excessively. I’ve made the choice to not starve myself anymore because it really sucks and my God is helping me realize there is much more to life than looks and weight. Recently I’ve starting eating more, when I’m hungry and stopping when I’m satisfied. I still have freaky moments where I get out of control, but the Lord is giving me strength to overcome these demons in my head. The problem? Constipation and bloating!! It sucks. Is it normal to experience them when starting to get back into healthy eating patterns? Is my body just getting used to being fed properly? And is there a way to calm the constipation and bloating down without starving? I’ve had one bowel movement in the past 3 days, and feel bloated often, which makes it hard to eat because I’m used to convincing myself I’m full after a few bites. But no more of that, I want to get better. So is this normal to experience? What else could I expect from recovering and getting into healthy habits again? I would like to note I eat very healthy, lots of vegetables, healthy fats, turkey, chicken, fish, some fruits, and lots of water (peeing every hour it seems). Do I need more fiber? Any suggestions or encouragements are really appreciated!! And please don’t preach about how terrible EDs are or get on me about my religious beliefs. I just want to get better.