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Eating disorder?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 13, 2007
  • 09:33 PM

I don't really want to talk to my doctor about this right now, but I have been trying to lose weight which is next to impossible. So, I've resorted to taking laxitives to purge stuff out of my body. I don't eat during the day, other than a glass of milk, then I eat dinner but then I always feel guilty. So I take about 5 maximum strength laxitives to get rid of it. It seems to help me lose weight (better than not doing it) I dont throw up my food (I'm a singer so it would ruin my vocal chords and it is just gross) but I am very self concious about the way my body looks, especially the fat around my belly. I'm 5'2" and weigh 130 lbs, so , technically I'm not anorexic looking and no one would guess whats going on. I don't ever eat tons of food and throw up or excercise like crazy, so I don't think it's bulimia. But I would really like to lose another 20 lbs. I've already lost 15.
Any guesses as to wether or not I've got an eating disorder? I just don't know and don't want to talk to anyone I actually know, because they might freak out.
I was a "successful anorexic" in high school, weighing 88 lbs at one time. Friends were concerned. I guess maybe I'm not feeling as successful this time. Being older it's so hard to lose weight. and going out to dinner at a nice restaraunt always gets me. I eat, feel guilty,and take laxitives.
Thanks!
Karami

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  • You need to be checked for food allergies and sensitivities. I managed to gain 20 pounds in 5 years- I had food allergies and I did not know it. I had to experiment with each food individually and see how it made me feel. If it made me sleepy, hungrier, hyper, etc.The moment I eliminated the offending foods, I lost the 20lbs (in 2 months). So I am now back to my ideal weight. I did not starve at all! I had 3 meals and snacks every day--.Rule of thumb: If you crave it, you are allergic to it.People who try the strategy that you are using often die due to it.Everyone nutritional needs are different. Since you don't know what kind of food is good for you, you should read "Eat Right 4 your Type".Rotate your diet. Try new food. Avoid eating grains, wheat, dairy as much.*Drink 12 glasses of water daily always in between meals.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 09:53 PM
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  • Oh by the way- I had hunger pains all the time- I was eating in front of everyone, all the time, regardless. I had absorption problems! The food I was eating was not feeding me! I started taking a very expensive and toxin free multi vitamin, probiotic capsules and grapefruit seed extract capsules (to kill parasites) and flaxseed oil to heal my guts.Now when I eat, I am not sleepy, I don't have hunger pains, and I never feel "too hungry I can't think of anything".Try acupuncture and NAET.Best!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 10:06 PM
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  • You do have an eating disorder. Binge Purge is the act of eating alot, then throwing it up or using laxitives. However, you're not binging, you're just purging. So technically, you're getting rid of everything you're eating that day. That's not healthy, and you'll end up malnutritioned, even if you don't loose weight.Take it from someone who knows. I've never wanted to loose weight. I've always been skinny. I just have bad eating habits because when I was a kid I was picky so didn't eat much. Even though I'm not as picky now, I'm never hungry and don't eat much. I try to eat, but I still don't eat healthy. I'm underweight, and I'd give anything to be like you, normal. I hate looking at my stomach, when I breath in I can faintly see my rib cage. I hate it. I expecially dread looking at the scale and seeing that I've lost weight or the weight I've gained went back to my original weight. I was never trying to get skinny, I'm trying to gain weight. The healthy weight of an adult woman is 140lbs, so you're fine. You're at your natural size and look. Don't catch on to a bad eating habit that is hard to get out of.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 05:19 AM
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  • Misusing laxatives is another form of bulimia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 07:22 AM
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  • Ya. I just learned about it in health class.It's called binge purging, but a more common term is Bulimia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2007
    • 11:20 PM
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  • Well, i would say stop with the pill popping and other stuff because your doing more internal damage to you body. I used to be 5'3" weighing 160 pounds and I started becoming more active and built up my metobolism. I worked two jobs and many days i worked 15 hour shifts, only having about 30 minutes to change and eat an apple or some other kind of fruit. I dropped 20 pounds and am currently 5'4" and weighing 140 pounds. I'm glad I dropped the weight but my eating habits and times of day my body is hungry is all out of wack at the moment. My mom is all concerned about me because of it. Im not hungry when she fixes a meal so i say "hey mom, i'm not hungry can i eat whn i get hungry?" she must think its me asking her if I can go with out, I don't want to lose any more weight, its the last thing i want. My mom asked me today if i were throwing up after I ate....I looked at her disgusted because that is disgusting and if she knew me she would know that i would never do such a thing because i know what it does to a person's body. She wants to check me into a clinic and i'll glady go to prove her wrong, i don't have an eating disorder. I have maintained a healthy weight for over a month, not gaining or losing weight. Now let me ask you all something, is there something wrong with me working out, and practicing a dance routine in one day ok? Because thats how all of this started.
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  • My friends are too polite He kept his breath I only noticed When he turned his head And let a sigh escape Still I didn’t know why A long message of text Became shorter and shorter And never again Was I asked how I was – how I felt Still I didn’t comprehend I put the phone on mute And nobody came When I said no there was no dispute But then noone was there when I said yes Still I didn’t see what was the truth Then I threw a party And they saw me laughing:D I’d done my hair and my skin was glowing I dined them all and the wine was flowing But l cannot understand – why all suddenly was fine Until one brave and drunken person Gently took me aside - whispered ‘You smell nice when you’re not purging That’s been the problem until now’ Still I don’t know why I never heard it :eek::cool: Camartina, 26/01/2008
    Camartina 4 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 00:02 PM
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  • I don't think you have an eating disorder, and all the pills in the world won't help. It could be that the nerves in your stomach do not connect with the neurons in your brain. This is what my son who studied science tells me. When I eat my stomach still feels empty, I never have a sense of hunger, or feel full I just want to eat all the time. As a result I used to overeat until I did throw up and never got the connection. I joined weight watchers several years ago and they helped with an eating plan to lose weight safely and calculated how much I needed to eat. One of the things they tell you is if you don't eat enough you will not lose weight. There are a certain amount of calories you must have in order for your body to not shut down. If you continue not to eat your body thinks you are starving so it goes into a defensive mode and reserves as much fat as it can. I would suggest trying the weight watcher program that will teach you what to eat and how much. The program leaders are very helpful in helping each person find their own balance as we are all different. I now eat on a schedule and don't eat beyond my allotment of food unless it is a special occasion and it has worked for me so far and I am only 5' tall. I hope that helps. Weight Watchers does cost some money but it is far cheaper than going to a Dr. and not getting any answers. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2009
    • 04:50 AM
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  • Karami, I believe that you do have an eating disorder. Labels like "anorexia" and "bulimia" aside, an ED involves disordered eating - that is, eating habits that are not normal or healthy. Not eating anything but a small amount of liquids throughout the whole day is definitely not normal or healthy, and is ignoring the fact that your body needs nutrition to function. The fact that you feel guilty after having dinner makes me think that it is a psychological/mental issue related to ean eating disorder. (I've been there; I had various eating disorders in my late teens and had to go to therapy to figure out why I wanted to deprive myself of food.) I really urge you to talk to someone or try to see a therapist who has experience with eating disorders. I was actually eating more than what you're describing per day and I almost died from it. Best wishes, and please let me know how you're doingAD
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