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Some people are just thicker naturally, it's their genetics. I'm really skinny and it's hard for me to gain weight or eat too much. This program doesn't seem healthy either because they're forcing the girls to shove a bunch of food in their stomachs in a short time. That can create reflux and put you at risk of a hiatal hernia. Shitty program!
If every American was fed a healthy balanced vegan diet as a child, we wouldn't have eating disorders related to foods our bodies are not supposed to ingest (hence the undereating or purging in this instance). Another factor here is insecurities and anxiety, mental health must be given attention at an early age - parents and teachers alike have to put in effort to teach both themselves and children what's actually going on psychologically, and even more so physically by the consumeristic tendencies behind the companies feeding shit like boxed pasta and pizza to our youth.
I guess I thought it was normal to go in and out of eating habits. Sometimes I don’t eat or I eat a small thing once a day and only that and it varies on how many days I do that, and same for over eating. I try to avoid sugar like the plague.
There is another eating disorder, even less talked about; food anxiety. It's nothing to do with numbers, or not being happy with your body, in fact those of us who have it dislike how thin we are, but struggle to gain weight. It's caused by trauma, some people related to food, some people not related to food, some people both like me. You can't always even physically force yourself to eat. The problem is, it's often misdiagnosed as either anorexia or EDNOS, but the treatment is radically different from the treatment for anorexia & EDNOS (which can actually make it worse). I have had a doctor tell me that he's never heard of it before! People need to become more aware of food anxiety too.
I'll never understand why people want to throw up. Food is so good. How can you not want to eat? I havent weighed myself in well over a year. But I love my curves and so do all my men. So i figure I'll keep them .
oof i can go weeks with just eating 200 cals a day or eat more than 1500 cals a day and binge when im stress on other weeks and my weight goes everywhere it's still hard and my body doesnt know whats wrong and now ive gone more weeks w just eating a few cals a day and i had lost my period for months and barely got it back but im still cold throughout the days and even when i eat something considered healthy i wanna throw it back up and i start crying when i see what i ate and it might've been like 300 cals but in my head it was 1000 cals and it sucks
it’s just low self esteem. that’s all it is. almost everyone suffers from it and many people have these behaviours. it’s completely out of bounds to compare this to serious eating disorders such as bulimia, overeating, and anorexia. those are incredibly severe disorders.
I haven’t been diagnosed with EDNOS (now known as OSFED) but I believe I have it. I’m making an appointment with my doctor tomorrow to see him ASAP about this. I never thought I had an ED cause I am (according to the BMI Calculator) Obese.
You know how complex your life is? How there's different aspect and blah blah blah? Other people have complex lives too and have their own problems. Even if it's all mental. People think mental health is bs voodoo stuff but people like that are also mentally unhealthy sooo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ don't feel ashamed to think about what you're struggling with and how to get out of it. You're not weak because you need to recuperate. You'll just be stronger after caring for yourself
I just realized that I have this too. I will barely eat one day, and then I will just not give a crap about what I eat the next. I will still weigh myself and look at skinny girls online and say I’m not like them.
I’m 120 pounds at 5’7 and I can tell I’m not skinny like my best friend. She’s the same height and weight, but she has a completely fat stomach and not many curves, but I have hips and not a flat stomach. Even though people say I’m skinny like her, I don’t see it. But yet, I still eat bad one day and eat nothing the next.
Is there a cure for this?
Different bone structure, fat distribution, and muscle mass. You are born this way. Think of two girls with all the same stats as you mentioned, but one has a bigger butt/boobs, you’d understand that they’re just born with these proportions. Same thing.
I am diagnosed with AN, in recovery at the moment. I still count calories like crazy but I kinda find it fun now? Anyways, I eat everything put down on my plate, no matter how much is on it (unless if there's like a bit of something that i deslike obviously), even if my brain's telling me not to. If I felt guilty (which is actually not often at all, surprisingly), I would tell myself that I'm doing this for my hair (shawt im balding rip), that I'm doing this to become healthy, im doing this to return back to school and so on. Recovery is very slow, my weight still went down a few times even after eating A LOT (even my nutritionist said so) and it was upsetting. But remember, if u r recovering, eating is kinda ur only cure. U will die if u dont eat. U will die if u let urself deprive of food. And if ur weight goes up, ur metabolic rate also speeds up which means u can also eat more food without gaining weight... ok that wasn't helpful. I'll leave now.
I believe I have this. I hate myself. I binge and restrict and sometimes purge. I can starve for days, then binge, then starve then binge. Ugh...what is wrong with me? Do I have this?
I overexercise when exercising comes. Sometimes I just wanna stay in bed but other times I’m like ballistic with exercising and exercise so much that I feel like my heart will explode.
Young ladies (and men): get help NOW. PLEASE. I’m 27 and have been dealing with this for fourteen years. I gave myself a hiatal hernia which caused me to get esophagitis and gastritis (which can lead to stomach and esophagus cancer), my teeth are wrecked, I constantly have sores inside of my mouth. Please. Don’t be almost 30 and still be dealing with this. I feel emotionally stunted like a teenager still. It’s not worth it. Please. I wish I could tell myself this when I was your age.
I feel bad, she dosent deserve this, or other ppl, srsly its sad.. My eating disorders weird, not offending anyone who has the same one as my eating disorder.. I'm not gonna say my eating disorder bc ppl say "ur lying u just want attention or want to relate" or something ig like tht... kms..
In my country no one does that because of my religion . When I was in my beginning of developing an eating disorder I was forcing my self to throw up so when my parents discovered that I did so when my brother cought me because he saw my red eyes .My parents told me that in my religion hurting myself is something unacceptable and Allah does not want us to hurt ourselves as well as wasting food because of throwing up.so I think I was lucky.
I’ve struggled with emetaphobia since I was 10 and I was diagnosed with EDNOS last year. It’s super hard and the fact that it’s so unheard of makes it a million times more lonely and scary. Even commenting this is the most public I’ve ever been about my ednos. It sucks.
Wow I definitely have this eating disorder. I over eat and then I eat only 800 or less calories a day. I take weight loss pills I have 2 scales and weight my self at least 3 to 5 times a day. Bing eating happens at night when i seem to not loose weight. I’m 27 and struggle every day and yet no one in my family or friends know. I just don’t need the stress and anxiety witch I have to get worse.
EDNOS is literally a diagnosis for if you don't have classic anorexia or classic bulimia. It's NOT more dangerous. EDNOS can be a combination of BED symptoms or disordered eating. It doesn't have to be a combination of anorexia/bulimia. Some of the things mentioned in here would actually be considered Orthorexia - the obsession with clean eating.
They need to drop them in North Korea.. they eating fucking dirt... They couldn't contemplate someone crying n having a problem eating. You got these kids in hati eating literal mud pies with real dirt and these little white girls crying over a full belly??!!
I have this disorder and it greatly effects my everyday life. Sometimes I have a large amount of food, then I continue to not eat anything for four hours and then I have another large amount of food. This kind of thing happens to me usually three times a day.
it’s hard especially for people with anorexia. a lot of doctors ignore what’s happening until you’re severely underweight. when i started losing weight i was at a BMI of 20, a healthy weight. eventually i lost a stone, at that point my BMI was 18, underweight but not sick enough. the doctors just waited until things got worse, they didn’t help me at all. just weighed me and asked me to eat more. eventually i got to a bmi of 14.5, i had lost 40 pounds in 2 months. that’s when they admitted me to the hospital i stayed at for 3 months. within those 3 months i gained 2 stone, taking me up to a BMI of 18.5. i was discharged when i hit that weight. i gained another stone on top of that to reach a weight restored weight. i am now at a healthy BMI of 20.
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