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Mamaroo
I found this good blog on exercise during recovery.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hunger-artist/201004/history-anorexia-while-skiing-part-one

Here is a summary:

"So in summary, keeping exercising during recovery from anorexia is not a way to stay healthy. Healthy for you means resting while your body repairs itself, and not putting yourself at risk of any of the ways exercise can exacerbate the physical damage done by anorexia. Healthy for you means allowing your body’s fat reserves to be replenished, so they can return to playing the crucial regulatory role they’re meant to in a fully functioning endocrine system. Healthy for you means remembering that muscle mass can’t be effectively built up in conditions of nutritional deprivation."
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9. Started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. She is back to her old happy self and can eat anything put in front of her.
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