Still wanting junk (ultra-processed) foods?

You will hear lots of things about others in recovery that will generate anxiety that you are somehow not trending as you should.

Quoting myself from Phases of Recovery from a Restrictive Eating Disorder:

Do not read the Phases of Recovery as though you are reading a recipe or following scientific steps that will realize unequivocal and successful results. Think of it as “individual mileage may vary.” 

Do not panic if you find some symptoms are not present, or seem to appear, disappear and re-appear. Your entire recovery process may take you into full remission in as little as 3 months or as long as 24 months. Three months is very, very rare and 18 months is the median time to remission, so be prepared to be patient.”

I sympathize with the impatience that everyone experiences through the recovery process, but try to remain realistic about how long the body really needs to repair all the damage.

When you are unsure about where you are in your process of recovery, then always re-read: Phases of Recovery from a Restrictive Eating Disorder

Food, Family and Fear and I Need How Many Calories?!! can help you reinforce the fact that you need a lot of energy to re-balance the huge energy deficit you have in your body. A preference for ultra-processed foods is explained in the former blog post and the latter blog post provides the clinical data for why the minimum intakes are set as they are.