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Anorexic Gain Weight
That is variable: Once metabolic rate has dropped it can allow more rapid weight gain when calories are increased. But many people with anorexia do not have rapid weight gain as they may resist other's attempts to take control over their weight. ...Read more
Anorexic: If you truly have the illness of anorexia nervosa, allowing yourself to gain weight may be very difficult without ongoing treatment. Your recovery will be a gradual process best managed by your psychiatrist, family physician, and therapist. If you've been in treatment before but stopped this, it's time to start again. There is always hope and help. Good luck to you. ...Read more
See your Doctor:
Anorexia is not a problem that can be addressed over the net, it has multiple issues oth physical and psychological as well as family dynamics that has to be taken all into consideration when planning a course of treatment. So please make an appointment and see a professional who specializes in this
good luck. ...Read more
Complicated Question: You might want 2 chat w/ someone at the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders helpline about this, so you can discuss your rea http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. Call (630) 577-1330 to talk to someone who'll very likely understand your fears about weight/weight gain. Relapse is very common among those w/ anorexia. Preoccupation with weight/body size & shape can often slip back into your life. ...Read more
While in Anorexia: Recovery it is important to work with a treatment team that includes a nutritionist, physician and mental health provider. ...Read more
Complicated Question: You might want 2 chat w/ someone at the natl assn of anorexia nervosa ; related disorders helpline about this, so you can discuss your rea http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. Call (630) 577-1330 to talk to someone who'll very likely understand your fears about weight/weight gain. Relapse is very common among those w/ anorexia. Preoccupation with weight/body size ; shape can often slip back into your life. ...Read more
What's happening?: In this world, people will call you many things, true or not. The fact that you want to gain tells me you do not have anorexia nervosa. If you appear ill and are very thin despite eating what seems to be a healthy diet, you may have malabsorption (celiac disease, whipple's) or maldigestion (pancreatitis, adult cf); get a workup. If you're merely well-defined, athletic and slim, it's sour grapes. ...Read more
If you start to eat normally but don't want to gain weight, can I say that Anorexia has been cured.?
No desire to eat: Anorexia is when a person has no desire to eat (regardless of the cause). Therefore, if she wants to eat and starts eating normally, she does not have anorexia. Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder in which one of the symptoms is anorexia. If she has anorexia nervosa, and starts to "eat normally", but doesn't want to gain weight even though still underweight... then she is still sick. ...Read more
What is your weight and have you lost or just always low?
First step to answering how to gain weight is to find out why you are not.
Is it psychiatric or is there a medical reason (thyroid, malabsorbtion, cancer, infection, others)
start by visiting a good general doctor for an exam and blood tests. ...Read more
See below: The answer is not easy eat more slowly and begin to exercise-like walking that will help you not to gain weightt. ...Read more
After recovering from anorexia, gaining weight, I still look inproportioned. After 6 months is the weight still redistributing?
Is it true that if you starve yourself, you gain weight? My friend was anorexic and now she eats normal and is still skinny. I'm just curious
No.: Progressive starvation leads to progressive weight loss and death. If you lack total calories and protein you become very thin (marasmus). If you lack protein but maintain a fairly good caloric intake you may maintain fat weight but have muscle wasting, a very swollen belly and legs (kwashiorkor). ...Read more
Have no idea: What you are asking. Anorexia by definition is weight loss. It is a serious often fatal condition. With treatment, people gain some weight back but it doesn't keep going up. ...Read more
2 lbs per week:
Anorexia recovery is very complex and needs to be achieved with the help of medical professionals knowledgeable. A fast weight gain is too much psychologically and physcally for a patient. An anorexic
person has a great fear of gaining weight. So, as long as there is continual improvement in their health there is no rule of weight gain--just heath and psychological well-being foremost. ...Read more
Because you: Eat in-between and eat to excess after your periods of starving. Anorectics also abuse laxative and induce vomiting to cut caloric intake even further, and they do it for months and years, not just hours and days like you do. That's why they develop such severe and often life-threatening illnesses. ...Read more
If you have anorexia: Nervosa - really recommend a team approach to include your physician, behavioral health provider and a nutritionist. ...Read more
Being so skinny made me stop eating and I got anorexia nervosa. I need to gain weight, what can I do?
Dr. Gerwell is correct.
In addition, eating is actually a skill that must be learned and practiced to be maintained. When the skill atrophies through non-use/lack of practice it is difficult to get your eating "chops" up again. But, with ongoing practice at normal, healthful eating behaviors, your skill level will improve. Keep going a little at a time--as with other skill rehearsals. ...Read more
Was anorexic but now back to normal. How do I maintain this weight? How can I gain if I am not eating 3500 calories/day?
Anorexic for 7 months, under 200 calories a day or less. Recovered now for 7 months no matter what I do I can't lose weight I gained back. Why?
Set point regulation: If you find that feel you have lost control of how much you eat and are worried about being fat and how much you weigh the anorexia symptoms are coming back. Anorexia has many complications. Anorexia needs to carefully addressed under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team including a mental health provider with expertise in treating eating disorders. ...Read more
I am concerned that I have anorexia. I have lost a lot of weight and see myself as fat. I am now terrified of food and gaining weight. I starve myself?
Anorexia recovery: increased calories but same weight. How long until I start gaining weight again?
Calories, Nutrients: There are formulas 4calculating how many calories/day someone needs 2consume 2maintain certain weight. They take into account person's height, current weight & activity level. Websites that also help ppl track what they eat, nutrients they're getting, etc., usu. Have their own formulas (e.g., mynetdiary. Com, fitday. Com, livestrong. Com's myplate). But do learn about nutrition, eating balanced diet. ...Read more
What are the ways that people recover from anorexia without gaining weight, or minimizing weight gain?
Not really: Weight restoration, while not everything, is the first, critical step towards recovery. No psychological processing/healing is possible if a patient remains underweight and the brain malnourished. ...Read more
For anorexia recovery - when you have to eat 2500 calories a day, how much weight do you gain in a week?
It depends: For each 3500 calories we eat above what we burn we gain one pound. 2500 calories daily for someone that is inactive and very small could lead to a gain of 2-3 pounds a week. If you are tall, exercise a lot and stay active, 2500 calories may actually lead to weight loss is some people. Check with your physician or nutritionist to determine the best for you. ...Read more
What does taking vitamins while being anorexic do to you, does it keep your metabolism going would you gain weight?
See details: Because of the nutritional issues associated with anorexia one may need to take vitamins to restore normal levels of them in the body. ...Read more
Last year, I was anorexic. I was diagnosed with it, I was underweight. Since then I had gained the weight back. I want to be underweight again. Ideas?
Being underweight is: Not healthy. Speak with your doctor and assess your "ideal" weight for your height. If you are not happy with how you look, consider talking to a therapist and learning how to accept that your ideal weight is the best for your health. Work on why you want to look underweight! ...Read more