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Healthy eating

ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,845 An Original Mixlorian
edited June 2020 in Help Desk
I want to make a thread where i disccus healthy eating. Not any disorder related eating. I want to start eating healthy. The right amount of calories. No more sugar than i need. Our diet is important for our mental health. So can i post what i ate. - when it will literally be healthy snd it will movitate me to eat properly not restrict and help binging. Also if people could comment if that would be triggering as if people dont then that might change the mix reply. I mean eating healthy but also say like eating chocolate when i want but nothing too exessive. But im just thinking people might compare. And feel shit but then maybe they nay realise how eating so much unhealthy can actually affect your mental wellbeing
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,076 An Original Mixlorian
    I think this could be triggering to some and cause people to feel bad about themselves. Sorry. Good idea tho..

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  • DancerDancer Posts: 4,862 The Mix Elder
    I think that if it is motivating for you which it sounds like it is, then it would be a good idea. But I agree that it could be triggering for some users. Perhaps you should put posts in spoilers. Or would that be too much work?
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  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 901 Part of The Mix Family
    I think it's a great idea! It helps you keep track of how you're doing, and if others want to join in then you basically have a group of people all working on a common fitness goal. Eating healthily is a really important part of mental wellbeing, so it's defo a good thing to talk about and discuss x
  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 1,063 Wise Owl
    I understand this may be triggering to some people. I think it’s a good idea though, it might give me some meal ideas, I’m a pretty fussy eater so I’m always open to new meal ideas that I might like, it’s a benefit when they’re healthy as well 😊
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,076 An Original Mixlorian
    There is a thread called what's on the menu, I don't know if that's any help for new ideas?

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  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,795 Extreme Poster
    Personally I think this could be triggering for a lot of people, especially as many people come here for mental health support or Ed support, I do think people may use it as a comparison even if they don't say it. I do think it's a lovely idea though and could really benefit you! Have you thought about doing this in a diary? 
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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,845 An Original Mixlorian
    Thanks all. I hope the Mix will allow it as healthy eating is so important for mental health and will encorage me and help others. And maybe people who are triggered from food don’t look at the thread
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  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 1,063 Wise Owl
    GreenTea said:
    There is a thread called what's on the menu, I don't know if that's any help for new ideas?
    Ooh thanks @GreenTea I’ve not seen that one before I’ll have to have a look x
    Today is a great day for a great day. 
    GreenTea
  • LiamLiam mint Posts: 1,973 Extreme Poster
    It's one of @Laine 's threads @Dandelion :)
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  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 10,076 An Original Mixlorian
    Hope it helps @Dandelion

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,845 An Original Mixlorian
    Also i wouldnt be motivated enough with a dairy. I like to share it with people hate writing by hand too
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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,845 An Original Mixlorian
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,845 An Original Mixlorian
  • MikeMike 🖥️🎧 LandaanPosts: 3,159 Community Manager
    edited July 2020
    Not sure how this one slipped by us - sorry guys!

    Starting a discussion about building a balanced diet is totally fine. We're big believers that context is key with anything like this, and talking about what's in your food in the context of trying to have a healthy lifestyle is very different to doing so in the context of disordered eating or body image stuff. And as has already been said, a good diet is important for a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

    I would agree with @Kasa2103 that using spoilers is a good idea. Since it's still a sensitive subject for a lot of people, it's best to spoiler anything related to the nutrional content of food (e.g. amount of fat, sugar or carbs) and leave out calorie amounts altogether. It's fine to say an average adult female should consume around 2000 per day, but it would be great if we could avoid talking about the amount of calories you're personally getting or aiming to get, as that's a hugely common trigger.

    Be mindful that it doesn't take much for these sorts of conversations to become unhealthy. If it starts feeling harmful or unconstructive, a mod is likely to close the thread or make some edits to be on the safe side. And similarly, we'd encourage everyone to flag anything to us they're unsure of so we can check it out and make sure it's all good. Better safe than sorry.

    We may revisit this at some point but, for now, this sounds okay provided we stick to those rules. :)
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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 11,845 An Original Mixlorian
    Okay thank you! I will make the thread soon!
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    Mike
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