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forzaroma 05-05-2011 03:16 PM

Looking for some tips...please!
 
Hello Everyone! I have been fighting an eating disorder since my early teenage years (a few years now). At first, I was a restricting anorexic. Now I find myself eating large amounts of food, but I am not gaining weight because:

1). I feel compelled to exercise daily
2). Sadly I do "Count"
3). I rarely eat anything but "healthy" foods

Additionally, I have a problem of not eating out of hunger. Even when I got to a pretty normal weight for my height, I always "planned" meals. What I was going to eat for that day (and the approx. amount) was determined ahead of time. My snacks were/are generally things that come in a sort of package. Although I have gotten past weighing most things, I feel strong urges to do so. This is especially true when trying new things. Ultimately, this is my biggest problem. I really do not know how to "eat" normally, or at least out of instinct. I've had a few "episodes" where I've eaten tremendous amounts of foods via binges on top of my daily intake. I do not want to develop a new bad habit, but could some rapid weight gain help my problems overall?

I hope someone can give me advice...especially about eating "normally"/out of hunger with "normal" portions and out of hunger.

Thank you!:)

ekb233 05-14-2011 05:39 AM

Re: Looking for some tips...please!
 
Unfortunately, I can't say that I have any recovering tips.. but after reading your story, I had to comment to let you know that I have experienced everything you have wrote about. Reading this was just like the story I've got in my head. Right now, I am in such a low place after developing some new unhealthy food habits.. I'm seeking some tips myself. Some accountability. Anything. Just letting you know there is someone else experiencing the exact thoughts and habits you do.

Willow84 06-04-2011 12:46 AM

Re: Looking for some tips...please!
 
Hi there. Are u binging and keeping the food down? I hope so otherwise ur opening urself another can of worms that trust me- isn't worth it!

Try wearing a braclet/wrist band that when binge/purge it will remind u how unhealthy it is for ur mind and body. also keep a food diary and allow urself a few treats a week. If u binge u loose all those treats at once. Keep it private. It's good to keep a private diary.

Hope that helps!


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