This is probably one of the biggest things I hate about my disorder, it completely destroyed my metabolism. Working out has helped a little bit, but I am nowhere close to my friends, who can pretty much anything and not worry about it. Often I am jealous of them because of that.
Believe me, it's the least favorite thing for me, too. My friends can all eat relatively normal to excessive amounts of food and not
exercise and still be okay, while I have to keep an eagle's eye on my daily intake. It definitely puts a damper on things, and I usually have to plan what I eat ahead of time, especially when going out to eat. But running helps a lot, especially if you do it in the morning to kick start your metabolism. (I run late at night, waking up early kills my soul. But it's still super effective!)
But if you'd ever like to swap stories, feel free to talk to me anytime. Even though it took up (and partially still does) a big part of my life, I'm exponentially better and healthier now, and if talking will help you, I'd be more than happy to. Hang in there.
YEEEEAH. Runner's high is so awesome!