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kathrynp5378
My daughter is at the point now where she's been weight restored for a year and a half. One of the issues we are having is that the volume of food from fruits and vegetables (in order to get vitamins etc) seems to be uncomfortable for her to manage eating, and she complains that she feels overly full. We aren't serving abnormally large amounts of fruit and veg a day (2 1/2 cups of veg and two servings of fruit). Does anyone have recommendations of low volume fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamin content? 

Thanks for your support
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Enn

Hello and welcome! That’s great about the WR!
One suggestion is to serve dried fruits. They are the same in nutrients as the fresh but in a much smaller package.
Squashes that are boiled and mashed are good too. We have V8 drink as well. 
You could try spreading it out in the day as smaller portions.
Smoothies are a good  high calorie go
to and with loads of  frozen fruits as well as spinach and kale, carrots etc they are very nutritious  .

 

When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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Foodsupport_AUS
Congratulations on the weight restoration. It is a great effort. 

How is she going on other foods? Fruits and vegetables are definitely calorically low value but of course they do offer some vitamins and fibre. The fibre component can cause some issues with bloating at times. 
Dried fruits are very low volume. Using juices also reduces the volume as much of the fibre or pulp is removed - this applies to both fruit and vegetables. The vitamin values are the same. Making sure there are plenty of fats and oils in the meals maintains higher calories whilst also managing the volume. Proteins generally don't need a large volume to achieve required intakes at all.
Are you getting any dietetic input to make sure you are not doubling up on some of the micronutrients?
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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MKR
Hi @kathrynp5378,

Vitamin C will get destroyed by heating, but there is kiwifruit, small but packed with vitamin C. You can strain it to make a spoonful of juice if she doesn't like eating it. Fresh blueberries are great, too.

You could also use lemon juice in the salad dressing, to get the vitamin C.

You can blend the cooked greens into soups, sauces abd curries. 
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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