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I Struggled With Anorexia and Bulimia

The group I am posting in, says it all. My biggest problem is no matter how much I starve myself I dont see any progress. I don't know how to stop, it's more like I don't want to.
Tatsumi · 31-35, M
I can tell you exactly why. Your body is prepared for starvation. It goes into the aptly named "starvation mode," then when you finally do eat, it holds on to every scrap of fat it possibly can.

Starving yourself is pretty much the worst thing you could do for fat loss. Not onky will it not work, you'll fuck your teeth up if you throw up, will lose hair due to lack of nutrients, and possibly organ or brain damage, if you go too long without food. And if you're not exercising on top of it, then your body will eat your muscles, first, instead of fat.

Proper, healthy fat loss takes eating. You wanna find your BMR x activity equation

Then subtract 15-25%. Eat that much, and exercise at least 3 times a week. Only takes 30 minutes to get a good workout in.

This is how you get a bangin' body. Starving yourself is not.

Now that we got the rational part out of the way, if your brain is just too fucked up to accept the reality, and is somehow programmed to not eat, that's a problem. Unless you are punishing yourself, for some reason.

In any case, these are issues that need to be addressed by a therapist you like. Or, you can endeavor to try to find out *why tf* your brain wants to starve your body. If you can find the issue, you can solve it.

The solutions are simple. Actively getting into the habit of doj g them is hard. But, you can do it if you set your mind to it. The first question is: Is anorexia/bulemia a problem, for you? If it is, you know what you have to do.

Lastly, if you simply cannot force yourself to eat, check out Carnation breakfast essentials. Powder in some milk, and at least you'll get some nutrients in.

RowBoGirl · 22-25, F
@Tatsumi Thank you :(
Tatsumi · 31-35, M
@RowBoGirl Mmhm. Take care of yourself. It's important.

Melatonin supplement is good for sleep, as well. Natural and cheap. Any grocery store will have it. .25-.5mg. Not a full 1mg. May have to break the pills in half or quarters. Or get the liquid.

AthleanX Women has some good stuff on youtube. You don't even have to move from one spot to get a full workout in. Exercise is probably the single best thing you could do to help everything.
argav83 · 36-40, M
You should probably consult a dietitian. And follow a strict proper diet according to your body to get and stay in a healthy condition. Indulge in some activities to avoid thinking about eating.
Serenitree · F
I'm sorry you're suffering. Many have died, because they can't see the weight coming off. There are usually warning signs. If you stop having your period, you've gone too far.
I know how that is.
JP1119 · 36-40, M
Listen to Obito.

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