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    Eating Disorders

    For both anorexic and bulimic kids, weight loss is an obsession. Anorexics won't eat, will appear significantly underweight (15 per cent below their recommended body mass index) yet believe they are fat. Read more →

    Hey im 17 suffered with bulimia since i was 10 it has nearly killed me and my family, all you can do is be supportive towards her. Just dont watch her as that is the worst thing just try and talk to her and see how she feels, if nothing changes then talk to a friend. you feel as if you are the only person going through this and you feel crazy and no one understands you whatever happens just dont judge her she will talk to you when shes ready, : )





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    After reading the comments above I want to hasten to add that just because she is skinny and does not seem to eat much, this should not immediately point you in the direction of anorexia/bulimia. Some people just honestly havee a small appetite and are naturally skinny. This is not to say that you shouldn'tt worry, because that is what mums do! But don't search for a problem where there may not necessarily be one. The fact that she is full of energy also is a point against an eating disorder. When your body isn't getting enough nutrients it has to work harder to complete all the processes, added to this the exercise that people with eating disorders tend to do leads to someone being very lethargic and tired. If you are still worried you should have a chat with your GP and just check everything out. But definitely don't watch her like a hawk! 1) it is very off putting and may stress your daughter out and 2) IF there is a problem it will only serve to make it worse





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    you need to start eating normally 3 meals and 3 snacks a day, you should go to see you GP about the headaches and dizziness and about the fact you feel you need to lose weight because if your over weight then you dont, but if you are over weight then not eating is not the way to go about losing weight. eating better and getting more exercise will help. i suffer with bulimia and i have for 3 years now before that i was anorexic, it ruined my life, i had no energy and i could not control my emotions because i relied on my eating disorder to do it for me and i was miserable. i became depressed and suicidal, please do not let that thought in your head telling you to lose weight gain control because it does not want to help you, it will only harm you if you listen and stop eating normally, its not something you can control, trust me, it will gain control of you and if you dont want to live a messed up life of fear of food, then dont let it take control, everytime you dont eat, it gains control. love yourself and tell yourself something you like/love about yourself everyday or everytime you think something bad about yourself. but what ever you do DO NOT LET SOME THING AS STUPID AND NOT IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU WEIGHT TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE your beautiful just the way you are.

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