Anonymous asked: hello, just thought i'll share this with someone (: i'm heading to the UK soon for a 2 weeks study trip and i'm excited and afraid as 1) i'm not used to eating out with so many people, 2) the unknown calories in the food and plus i don't eat that much prob only 3-4 small meals a day as i'm still struggling to recover. i don't want my friends to think i'm on a diet or i'm weird that have many dietary restrictions:(
I’m so jealous of you, school trips are so much fun and I want to go to London soooo badly!
Eating disorders can make travelling quite hard but you should not let it ruin your trip.
You will probably have a very full agenda with lots of sightseeing and being on your feet almost all day burning a lot of calories so a few small meals will not be enough.
I’m sure you won’t have every meal with all of your classmates so you won’t always have to eat with many people. Other people don’t really care about what you eat anyway and even if they do make comments try to just ignore them. I know being away from home and out of your comfort zone especially without your family is extremely stressing so choose food you are comfortable with eating but it would be great if you challenged yourself with things such as pizza/fries/whatever a couple of times, too!
Don’t be afraid of gaining a lot of weight in these two weeks because you most likely won’t. You really will need many extra calories so please respond to your hunger.
Sooner or later you will have to fully commit to recovery and (probably) gain a lot of weight anyway. This trip would be a good start already.
Will there be anyone on the trip that you are close with and that you can talk to so you don’t feel lonely?
Have a safe trip and a great time xx