Going to go through with it.

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Fallen.Lone Ranger Type, Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. The stress, the inability to eat possibly even ONE carb, there is nothing to stand on!!! I just can't do this anymore.
  2. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    why cant you eat any carbs? :huh:
  3. my manager won't let me eat. She sais we can't risk me gaining an ounce.
  4. Puddytat

    Puddytat Well-Known Member

    thats rediculous. i dunno what you do that you cant gain weight for but if its at the risk of your health (mentally and physically) i say quit. you cant live your life like that, it really is not worth it.

    anyway, if you cant quit, it is very possible to have an all round diet and not gain weight. lots of ppl do it. eat carbs, just work it off harder. you wont gain weight unless you arent burning off what you eat. so its just about finding a balance.

    i love my carbs too much, its a curse :eek:hmy:
  5. Trip the Dark fantastic

    Trip the Dark fantastic Well-Known Member

    Fallen.Lone Ranger Type, I'm somewhat unclear about your posting.

    Are you a model? Are you deprived of food? Are you allergic to protein?

    A little more than
    would make things much clearer for offering you advice and support.
  6. I am a singer/model yes. My manager is very much so depriving me. For the amount of work i do (I work out 3 times weekly) I burn more than I eat.
  7. Lestat

    Lestat Well-Known Member

    So you havea pic to show us how skinny you are? COs it soudns liek you could sue her for this. she is KILLING you to make money for HERSELF
  8. <mod edit: bunny - members pictures not allowed> here this is me 2 weeks ago. I have lost more weight
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  9. Fawx

    Fawx Member

    You need to get a better manager because obviously this one doesn't take into consideration your well-being. You should never have to go to such extremes for -any- profession. : /
  10. sry bunny. didn't know
  11. Lead Savior

    Lead Savior Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you need to get into professional kayaking to me
  12. Trip the Dark fantastic

    Trip the Dark fantastic Well-Known Member

    Fallen.Lone Ranger Type, I fear, there is no easy answer to the pressure you are being put under. There is no way, an individual like you can challenge the very principles effectively hard-wired in your job description. To be skinny and a zero girl.

    'Good health' certificates issued by doctors, specialised in eating disorders was one suggestion put forward during a London Fashion Week. The theory goes, that these certificates would be checked by agencies before the models get into their books.

    But for that to be implemented, the fashion industry as a whole has to accept that there is a 'looking the other way' approach where models health issues and eating disorder are concerned. Unlikely, to say the least.

    The external (manager) pressure to conform towards a standard, does not offer you any credible feedback about your health concerns. A non-existent feedback cycle. Their lack of knowledge and ruthless implementation of one fashion ideal will leave you in a vulnerable position. I don't think this is news for you. You work in this industry and must know its dynamic.

    However, I think the only way to make the seriousness of your health concerns clear to your manager is, by providing him/her with evidence. Feeble protestation are probably ignored but if you have a diagnosis (iron deficiency, anemia, low blood sugar level) certified by a medical doctor, things might change. I doubt, that your management want to loose a valuable asset and I can imagine, that a compromise is reached.

    They acknowledge (based on doctor reports, health documents, lab results...) that you are seriously concerned about your health. And you have not (completely) bowed under the pressure of being a seize-zero model that fashion industry is asserting.

    I'm afraid, that positive practise - like the Madrid Fashion week which has banned the US seize Zero - are still the exception and few and far between,

    You find the 'Report of the Model Health Inquiry' and other useful information here www.modelhealthinquiry.com/index.html#
  13. I'm seeing a doctor about a recent problem I've had with passing out. Hopefully things might clear up with the food problem but it's not gonna help the strict dieting Crissi (manager) has me on
  14. Trip the Dark fantastic

    Trip the Dark fantastic Well-Known Member

    Passing out is already a serious heath issue you need to take care of and be in charge of. I fear, you continuing the diet advice of Crissi will seriously putting you in danger.

    Tell her firmly that you are worried about your health, that you are seeing a doctor and that you have been passing out. I suspect, there comes a point even Crissi must get an inkling that something is seriously going the wrong way (your health) and that she is part of the problem and not the solution..
  15. Yeah I mean passing out could be a symptom. Or even more likely a warning so mayhap you should give Crissi a piece of advice on how to care for a model. If experience speaks of other models next time you pass out you might not get back up
  16. silent_enigma

    silent_enigma Well-Known Member

    Or you could just eat what you want, not tell her, and let her bitching go in one ear and out the other.
  17. Hurting

    Hurting New Member

    If you eat carbs, make sure they are only complex carbs... whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and for fat, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils: olive, flaxseed, hempseed, etc.

    Avoid all refined grains... white flour, white sugar, etc.

    A good book that might help you is "The Sunfood Diet Success System" by David Wolfe.

    Also: "Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill" by Udo Erasmus
  18. There are good carbs???
  19. silent_enigma

    silent_enigma Well-Known Member

    You bet.

    Go eat some whole wheat bread or something.
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