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Calories Purging Anorexic
I'm 5'3" and 78lbs. Am I anorexic? I eat >200 calories a day. But I often binge and purge... Then take laxatives to make sure it's all out. I'm so fat
Eating disorder: You are describing symptoms of an eating disorder. The first thing to do is seek the counsel of a trusted adult who will listen to your concerns and get you some help. Your question suggests you have insight into the problem, and are ready to address it head on. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
No but: The safest is 2 consult ur fam. Doc or a medical nutritionist to plan & monitor ur diet. It is low calories diet, not anorexic if the diet is well-balanced btw proteins, lipids & carbohydrates, for an average size adult female, should b ok but the size & bone structure r factors 2 b considered to calculate the best daily calorie intake for a low cal diet aiming to lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more
Average calories.: Generally somewhere between 500 and 800 cal. Per day. ...Read more
Goal of 2500 cal: Anorexia is a challenging disease to treat and requires a multifaceted approach which includes psychotherapy, medications, nutritional rehabilitation and sometimes even hospitalization. Nutritional rehabilitation should be supervised and involves a progressive increase in calories to a goal of 2500-3000. Check this: http://asecondbite. Blogspot. Com/2014/11/why-3000-calories-is-so-so-necessary. Html ...Read more
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
It depends: Upon the height and recommended body weight. This is an important issue to discuss with a nutritionist, a primary care physician and a therapist expert working with teens with eating disorders. Increasing calories are a part of resuming healthy eating. Therapy and support can increase success in recovering from anorexia. ...Read more
U R Starving Ur Body: Eating 300-400 cal/day very dangerous. Leads 2 malnutrition producing heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair/tooth/body hair/bone loss, etc. Call natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/14wd5ib. ~ 24 million ppl in us suffer from an ed. Anorexia nervosa = the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic ofailure/other. ...Read more
I'm a 41 year old woman who was anorexic as teenager. I consume less than 1000 calories a day. Could I be relapsing?
Perception: Anorexia nervosa causes many problems for men and women because their perception of their bodies has become distorted. Have you decreased your calories because you are back to perceiving yourself to be over weight? Have you started having anxious feelings about food? Have you noticed obsessive and compulsive behaviors around meals? It's not always about the calories but the Why. ...Read more
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
Less than 1000 cal: Caloric requirements for each individual depend on gender, activity level, height, weight, age. Normal individuals with moderate activity usually eat about 2000 calories a day. Most important is the quality of food eaten. The 2000 calories should include 6-8 fruits and vegetable servings, whole grains, lean protein, and calcium containing foods. ...Read more
Starving Ur Body: Can only formally diagnose this in person. But eating 450 cal/day = very dangerous. This will lead to malnutrition producing heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair/tooth/body hair/bone loss, etc. Call natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/14wd5ib. Anorexia nervosa = fatal mental disorder: about 10% die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more
Anorexia nervosa?: Isn't really diagnosed by caloric intake.Get a more detailed answer ›
I don't know: If you mean anorexia nervosa, it would be uncommon to willingly eat that many calories in a day without also purging in some other way. Consistent, healthy, gradual eating is better than all at once. A comprehensive program with psychiatrist, therapist, and family physician will allow you to uncover and deal with unhealthy eating behaviors and their triggers. ...Read more
The Damage Is Done: Anyone restricting their dietary intake to only 600-700 calories each day is harming themselves. Rather than worry about when the damage starts, try to imagine at what point the repair begins. Eating disorders are very dangerous with high mortality rates. Right now take a deep breath and ask yourself the question when does the repair begin. Help is there and waiting for your. Take care. ...Read more
Some days I eat 400-500 calories. Other days up to 1000. This means I can't be anorexic right? I'm 5'6. 113 lbs. 30 yrs old. Female.
Purging is an action taken usually when someone binge eats and then purges or voluntarily vomits to get rid of the food in order not to gain weight. The use of laxatives is another mode of purging. This is the behavior of someone diagnosed with the eating disorder, Bulimia ...Read more