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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

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

Calorie (Definition)

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


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Is 1, 250 calories a day considered "anorexic"?

Is 1, 250 calories a day considered "anorexic"?

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

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What would happen if I only took in 350 calories a day and became anorexic?

What would happen if I only took in 350 calories a day and became anorexic?

Could be fatal: It would be a life threatening situation if a person tried to live on350 calories/day.
A person should consult with a physician before trying a severe or radical diet. Psychological help is probably also indicated in this situation. ...Read more

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How many calories a day do people with anorexia eat?

How many calories a day do people with anorexia eat?

Average calories.: Generally somewhere between 500 and 800 cal. Per day. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating to beat anorexia?

How many calories should I be eating to beat anorexia?

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

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I am recovering anorexia- how many calories do I need a day?

I am recovering anorexia- how many calories do I need a day?

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

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What amount of calories should a 17 year old recovering anorexic eat?

What amount of calories should a 17 year old recovering anorexic eat?

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

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I have never been able to eat 2, 000 calories per day. Am I anorexic?

I have never been able to eat 2, 000 calories per day. Am I anorexic?

Not necessarily: You do not provide any details about your body mass index. You may not need 2000 calories per day. If you are healthy and your doctor is not concerned about this you probably have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I know 400 daily calories is very low, but is it considered severe anorexia?

I know 400 daily calories is very low, but is it considered severe anorexia?

There are specific: Diagnostic criteria that need to be met to make a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. So, near starvation alone does not make the diagnosis. This would be very unhealthy. ...Read more

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I've been restricting (around 300-400 calories a day) does this count as anorexia?

I've been restricting (around 300-400 calories a day) does this count as anorexia?

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

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I'm a 41 year old woman who was anorexic as teenager. I consume less than 1000 calories a day. Could I be relapsing?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me about purging/anorexics/bulimia?

Can you tell me about purging/anorexics/bulimia?

Symptoms overlap: Anorexia requires that a person be significantly underweight. Often bulimics are normal weight, or even overweight. Both anorexia and bulimia may involve binging and purging, so this does not differentiate the two. ...Read more

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What quantity of calories do anorexics eat a day?

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

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Would you be anorexic if you eat 450 calories a day?

Would you be anorexic if you eat 450 calories a day?

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

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I believe im anorexic I ate 3000 calories today trying to recover. Is that good?

I believe im anorexic I ate 3000 calories today trying to recover. Is that good?

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

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For what length of time can you be anorexic (600-700) calories before you start doing damage?

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

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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.

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.

That's pretty low: Calorie intake. Get blood tests to make sure you don't have low albumin, anemia, or internal organ derangement. Anorexia nervosa is a specific psychiatric disorder which requires a medical diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Purging (Definition)

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