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What is a good bulimia recovery lunch meal?

What is a good bulimia recovery lunch meal?

Diet: To recover from binging/purging, and prevent subsequest episodes...Activate metabolism by eating a protein serving (size of your palm)+complex carbs every 2-3 hrs/day. Sprinkle 3 fruits, 4veggies, at least 3 tsp butter/olive oil and 3 servings milk (greek yogurt, etc.) include gatorade, banana or orange tfor potassium. Seek help! you can get better with help! ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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Please describe a good bulimia recovery meal plan?

Please describe a good bulimia recovery meal plan?

Unknown: This depends on many factors. You should consult with your primary care physician who can assess your physical condition to help you make this decision. ...Read more

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I am in bulimia recovery and am gaining weight, will my boyfriend not like me anymore?

I am in bulimia recovery and am gaining weight, will my boyfriend not like me anymore?

I would ask him: What his thoughts on the matter are. If he stops liking you because you gain weight - he might not be the best guy for you. It is important to be with someones who cares about you for you. ...Read more

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Bulimia recovery: when should periods return?

Bulimia recovery: when should periods return?

Bulimia/ periods: It is common to stop your periods with weight 25% below ideal body weight. Once your adequate weight is established, your periods should return, but different bodies take different times to recuperate. If you feel your weight is adequate, but periods do not start, see your gynecologist or pcp to get a medical evaluation and hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Could be: Sometimes people who choose to purge do so because of sx(bloating ) related to food intolerance. Gluten sensitivity may be evident. The diuarrhea may be evidence of that. Consider trial off , goluten and see if diarrhea resolve. More complex food elimination diet may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have bulimia recovery - fullness, bloating and constipation, what to do?

I have bulimia recovery - fullness, bloating and constipation, what to do?

Patience: The GI sxs you describe are common during recovery from bulimia. You need to be patient. Stick with your treatment and a healthy food plan and your GI system will adjust. Congratulations on your recovery ...Read more

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Can alcohol and bulimia recovery cause water retention that makes you blow up like a balloon?

Can alcohol and bulimia recovery cause water retention that makes you blow up like a balloon?

ETOH: Please see: www.Researchgate.Net/publication/...By_alcohol_withdrawal... Exclusion of the recognized causes of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion left alcohol withdrawal as the ... Resulting in water retention ... During the alcohol- induced ... ...Read more

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Is recovery from bulimia possible when you are fast approaching middle age?

Is recovery from bulimia possible when you are fast approaching middle age?

Of course!: There is always opportunity to improve health. It isn't easy at any age, but beating bulimia is certainly do-able. [think about all the scary diseases that are so much harder, or even impossible, to cure!] so, get going! treat underlying issues. Get truly expertprofessional help.Start to change your attitude about self &find ways to value & take care of yourself. Expect to succeed-&never give up. ...Read more

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In recovery from bulimia for 3 months. I want to workout again; used to be a trainer and i miss it. How can I workout without falling into old habits?

In recovery from bulimia for 3 months. I want to workout again; used to be a trainer and i miss it. How can I workout without falling into old habits?

Counseling: The answer to your question best held by your therapist or counselor. Have a plan ready to go before you start your workouts back up again. Failure to stick to the plan is not an option. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does the recovery from bed and bulimia usually take?

How long does the recovery from bed and bulimia usually take?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with committment to years of therapy. ...Read more