Our expert says:
I am so glad for your sake that you seem to be recovering from this dreaded condition. The standard RDA for energy for girls of your age is 2 200 kcal a day. So to gain weight you should ingest between 2700 and 3000 kcal a day, esp if you are exercising relatively intensively. In your case you can include sweets and confectionery in your diet, BUT not at the expense of more nutritious foods such as milk and fruit. If you eat high-bran rusks with dried fruit in the morning together with fruit or fruit juice, yoghurt or milk and a boiled egg, then that is fine - a good breakfast is essential. For dinner it would be advisable to eat potatoes, pasta or rice, with lean meat or fish and plenty of salads, cooked veg and if you then still feel like a waffle and/or ice cream, go ahead. In view of the anorexia during which your body was badly starved of protective nutrients, you need to eat healthy foods right now to make up for the deficit. So don't replace healthy food with sweets, cakes, waffles, etc, but eat such treats AFTER you have eaten a balanced meal.
Take great care not to fall into the anorexia trap again - so don't overdo the exercise.
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