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I Don't Mean To

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Floop, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. Floop

    Floop Member

    I normally eat something (something as simple as an apple) then after i feel really bad about eating it so i wont eat for maybe just a day or two, sometimes more. For the first few hours of not eating i feel really hungry but then after that i feel full. Even the thought of eating makes me want to be sick. Normally to avoid sitting at the dinner table i go out to one of my friends house and tell my mum that i am going to eat there even though i tell my friend that i am going to have dinner at home. After not eating for a few days i will have something to eat, maybe a meal depending on how long i haven't had food for and it will just start all over again. When i eat something i blame myself and sometimes s.h because i feel like i need to punish myself. I'm really confused because i don't know what's going on and how to stop it. Is it classed as an eating disorder or what?

    I just want to be able to eat normally and not feel bad about it.
  2. bb564

    bb564 Guest

    :sad: I don't know, I think maybe this is a type of bulimia, but whatever it is it's quite serious and dangerous, you should see someone. It's ridiculous to obsess over weight, like maybe if you started exercising or eating healthily, you would start eating what you liked a bit more often. I don't think there's anything wrong with an apple, apples are actually full of fiber and help you lose weight.

  3. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    You need to see your doc pronto and you need to tell them exactly what you have put here.
    you are showing clear signs of anorexia..GET HELP NOW!!! :hug:
  4. jeffhardy

    jeffhardy Guest

    Re: Tips for Friends, Family and Coaches

    1. Eating disorders have very little to do with food. Food is just the symptom, not the problem.
    2. Eating disorders effect both girls and boys. They communicate their unhappiness by starving, or stuffing their bodies with food to numb difficult emotions. Some exhaust themselves with excessive exercise - including bodybuilding.
    3. Athletes who suffer with eating disorders tend to hate themselves and their bodies. They constantly feel inadequate and out of control with different situations.
    4. Athletes with eating disorders tend to be very talented and hardworking who ache inside and fail to see their strengths. Taking time out makes them feel guilty.
    5. They fear that they won't be able to stop eating if they start, so they try to avoid it. Some dramatically restrict their intake, while others will yoyo between starving and stuffing.
    6. If they don't want to eat with the team or family, the worst thing you can do is force the situation. Try to acknowledge their problem and be supportive instead.
    7. If the athlete always talks to you about how fat he is, don't try to correct his mistake because he will not believe what you say. Rather, try to understand what he's going through. Allow an opening to share his concerns.
    8. If they share the secret that they actually do have an eating disorder, acknowledge the effort it took for them to come to you - be understanding.
    9. If you want to confront an individual who denies her eating disorder, the worse thing you could do is sneak behind her back to prove her wrong. Try to understand the reason why she's hiding it from you and have trouble letting you know. She could be ashamed, or she could be trying to protect you from the stress of it all.
    10. Telling them to "just eat" will never work. It won't solve the mental battle they're having with themselves over their weight and food. If you're going to recommend counseling, do so as a means for them to end the loneliness of the disorder, find inner peace and improve the quality of their life.:wink::wink::wink:
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