In recovering from an eating disorder, I believe that it’s crucial to have a list of foods that are healthy, nourishing, easy, and non-triggering to always have on hand. These of course are an individual choice. You need to think about what foods for you are non-binge foods, are healthy, you could make a meal of if you needed to. And just make sure that these are always on hand.
These are my top ten:
4.)Frozen grilled fully cooked chicken breasts or chicken strips (I like these)
5.)Raw Nuts (I like almonds and cashews)
7.)Cans of Tuna and Salmon
8.)Bags of organic frozen vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.)
9.)Condiments, (ie: miso paste, broth, salsa, butter, mayo, mustard)
Of course I like to have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in the house as well as other types of foods, but these are my staples, these are things that I make sure I don’t run out of. What are your non-binge staple foods? A great thing to do is make your top ten list in order to figure out what kinds of safe foods you’ll always have in the house. This is another way to keep your house a safe binge free place. It helps to avoid those nights when you’re hungry and too tired to cook, so you wind up ordering something in that is potentially triggering.