Gained the weight back, but now im terrified of triggering it all over again... Now what?

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I gave myself orthorexia ad managed to gain weight back by myself over a few years. Now I'm overweight and I am lost! I still get triggered by trying to make sure I eat the "right" thing and the thought of tracking my food/calories or weighing and measuring my food gives me anxiety. When I had the eating disorder I looked good, but my mind was really unhealthy. Now I am overweight and my mental health has become so much better that its almost hard to believe that I was ever in that situation in the first pace. But now I get the judgement from people for being fat and they assume I am lazy, unhealthy, and all I do is eat cake or something. When I was skinny, I was treated with so much more kindness and respect, but I was mentally unstable. I need to lose weight. How do I navigate this tricky world of recovery without setting myself down that path again?

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    Hi there, im sorry to hear about your struggles, Im the opposite tbh and dont like it, but i feel ok in my skin family keep saying my legs are too skinny, arms this and that so been trying to get myself to look healthy. Have you seeked any professional help?

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    Hello. First off, thank you so much for sharing your struggles, that's a really hard thing to do.

    To make sure you don't obsess and go over the same path again, I would suggest you ask your doctor to seek a dietitian to help you reach your goal weight in a healthy manner.

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