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Easy Meal Plans and Recipes for Eating Disorders Recovery

Meal planning & cooking for eating disorders recovery is excruciatingly challenging. Our goal is to make the process infinitely easier.

Easy Meal Plans and Recipes for Eating Disorders Recovery

Meal planning & cooking for eating disorders recovery is excruciatingly challenging. Our goal is to make the process infinitely easier.

$205
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8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 22 2015 3:37 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 22, 2015

About

My family and I have struggled with an eating disorder (ED) for over two and a half years.  We are still struggling.  My daughter has been in and out of various ED residential treatment programs.  Some of these stays have been over three months long.  Each time she comes home we are faced with excruciatingly difficult challenges.  There are too many to even list.  One of our greatest challenges is meal planning and meal preparation.  Surprisingly we are never sent home with a "user friendly" meal plan.  We are given guidelines, exchanges and recommendations, but nothing that is truly practical and easy to follow once we are home.

As a professionally trained chef from one of the top culinary schools in the country, I am surprised and frustrated by the difficulties we have planning and preparing sufficiently nutritious, normalized, tasty meals. The meal plans we are sent home with are confusing, complicated, difficult to navigate and ultimately anxiety inducing to both my daughter and myself.

Our goal is to work closely with a nutritionist who is trained in helping with ED recovery to create a user-friendly, cohesive book. This book will provide an expansive list of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options complete with recipes.  The goal is that each meal and snack can be mixed and matched to meet the nutritional requirements of almost every meal plan.

In other words, simply choose one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner and appropriate snacks to know that your meal planning is completed successfully for that day in a way that tastes good to all involved.

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge is that ED recovery is difficult no matter what.

The second greatest challenge is in creating an ED meal plan recovery book that can be used by a multitude of people with a variety of nutritional needs. This is an amazingly complex project. Although most ED recovery meal plans are very similar, they are not identical. While complicated and difficult, we do not think this undertaking is impossible.

Other challenges include finding a publisher for this project. We have no contacts in the publishing world, but strongly believe that once we have completed this book we will be successful in finding a publisher that believes in its value.

If we cannot find a publisher, we believe that the amount of money raised will be sufficient for us to publish copies of this book ourselves and to distribute them to families in need either free of cost or for a minimal cost.

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