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What is the mechanism by which people who are anorexic or bulimic lose weight so fast?

What is the mechanism by which people who are anorexic or bulimic lose weight so fast?

You do not want to : You do not want to know! they are simply killing themselves, starving their bodies of important nutrition. Anorexia and bulimia are suicidal acts although until the damage is close to irreversible they cannot be hospitalized against their will. They usually are in denial and do not even see how imatiated they look. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can you lose weight from being bulimic?

Bulimia: Yes, it can cause weight loss, but bulimia, like anorexia, is a dangerous behavior and anyone that exhibits this behavior should seek or be referred for immediate medical treatment. Bulimia can be extremely damaging to the body, especially to the stomach and esophagus. Erosive esophagitis, malnutrition, and rotten teeth are just a few of the problems that may result from bulimia. ...Read more

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I am a recovered bulimic and I am trying to lose weight. Do you have any tips?

I am a recovered bulimic and I am trying to lose weight. Do you have any tips?

Some Tips : It is challenging to lose weight when recovering from bulimia. You do not want to obsess about food. Consider joining and getting a sponsor in oa. Work with a dietician to develop a healthy eating plan. Start exercising regularly. Find a good therapist and learn new ways to cope with anxiety instead of purging. (read: making peace with food) congrats on recovering and let us know how u do. ...Read more

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So i'm curious if i become bulimic and eat a certain amount of food can I lose weight?

So i'm curious if i become bulimic and eat a certain amount of food can I lose weight?

Not a good solution!: Bulimia has many negative side effects. If you have difficulty losing weight, you might see a dietician, or join a weight watcher program. You might join a health club and exercise regularly. Take dance classes, or some other program that can be fun and inspire active participation. Bulimia can kill. ...Read more

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Help! I am bulimic and im trying to eat better and lose weight the correct way if i go back to eat correctly?

Help! I am bulimic and im trying to eat better and lose weight the correct way if i go back to eat correctly?

Some Tips : It is challenging to lose weight when recovering from bulimia. You do not want to obsess about food. Consider joining and getting a sponsor in oa. Work with a dietician to develop a healthy eating plan. Start exercising regularly. Find a good therapist and learn new ways to cope with anxiety instead of purging. (read: making peace with food) congrats on recovering and let us know how u do. ...Read more

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In what period of time does a bulimic person lose weight?

In what period of time does a bulimic person lose weight?

No weight loss: Ironically, actual weight loss is not necessarily associated with bulimia. Instead, people with this disorder binge eat and attempt to prevent weight gain through compensatory behavior (e.g., vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas, medications, fasting, or excessive exercise). ...Read more

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Does taking laxatives help you lose weight? Im bulimic and im tired of puking, will this help?

Does taking laxatives help you lose weight? Im bulimic and im tired of puking, will this help?

Talk to a doctor: It sounds like you would benefit for treatment for a psychiatric illness. The abuse of laxatives and inducing vomiting frequently may cause an electrolytic disturbance and this could lead to a fatal cardiac event. I hope you are able to be seen promptly by someone who can help you. Stay safe! ...Read more

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How fast do you lose weight on liver failure?

How fast do you lose weight on liver failure?

Can be quick: Depends on how severe your liver failure is and whether you are able maintain any caloric intake. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight fast?

How do I lose weight fast?

Stop Eating......: This may sound smart alec, but it is accurate; ever seen people not fed who end up overweight, e.g. Concentration camps or starving? 2 rx agents on us market with track record of excellent safety & wt loss are victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes tx (not wt loss per se). Stay away from otc products. Best cut carbs & quantity, study nusi.Org, robert lusting’s sugar: the bitter truth, etc.... ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast?

How can I lose weight fast?

Gradually is better: Weight that is lost quickly does not usually stay off. Most people will gain back the weight they lost and more. Better to eat 3 moderate meals and 2 healthy snacks a day, eating about every 3-4 hours. Don't try to eliminate all your favorite foods but cut back on the amount. Watch portion size and empty calories like sweetened drinks. Eat when you're hungry and stop when you feel satisfied. ...Read more

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