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    Just recently I have been on a diet and I am pleased with the results...but now I am going crazy.

    Yesterday I ate 2 bowls of cereal and some fruit...that was it. Today I just made one slice of wholemeal bread and beans, and i feel guilty for eating that because of the calories in it...so now i am determined i wont eat anything for the rest of the day (apart from fruit/water) and I will burn every calorie off in the gym.

    Im not overweight or underweight, Im 5 foot 8 and weigh 9 and half stone. I cant stop myself from feeling guilty when eating ANYTHING apart from fruit and water. :sad:

    argh.
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    I'm exactly the same these days. I basically starve myself, read calories on food and if too much I don't eat it. When I do eat meals I feel guilty. Only really eat meals at dinner as my family has meals. I've even stopped having tea because of the milk so I drink green tea now. I'm not fat either. Scared incase it gets really bad.

    Did anyone say anything to you to make you want to lose weight?
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    Ahhh Surely you cant be happy just eating fruit and water.
    Treat yourself to a cake or summin - you will love it lmao.
    Just set yourself a weight and if you go over cut down on food and eat more if you go under.
    probably easier said than done tbh x

    You are a girl btw??
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    That sounds dangerous. Remind yourself that you're allowed to treat yourself. Life is for living, and if you restrain yourself so much you're never gonna enjoy it.
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    What kinda of 'diet' did you use?
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    That sounds dangerous. Remind yourself that you're allowed to treat yourself. Life is for living, and if you restrain yourself so much you're never gonna enjoy it.
    This isn't about "treats"

    food = fuel.

    you won't drive a car on an empty tank
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    (Original post by Adonis)
    This isn't about "treats"

    food = fuel.

    you won't drive a car on an empty tank
    I know people who would. But yeah, your comparison probably makes more sense.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm exactly the same these days. I basically starve myself, read calories on food and if too much I don't eat it. When I do eat meals I feel guilty. Only really eat meals at dinner as my family has meals. I've even stopped having tea because of the milk so I drink green tea now. I'm not fat either. Scared incase it gets really bad.

    Did anyone say anything to you to make you want to lose weight?

    Not really, but when i look in the mirror i think i must see something different to what everyone else sees, because i feel massive but most people tell me im slim..i dont know sigghh
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    No offence but reading calories won't make you lose weight anyway, something quite low in calories can be high in fat. I definately think you should go to your doctors and tell him how you feel and ask if she/he has any suggestions. It's a good thing you've noticed it early though
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    Don't treat food as anything else other than to keep you alive. It will help you feel better about food if you calculate your BMR and daily calorific needs and only eat that much, because you will not need to eat too much and you won't put on extra weight.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Not really, but when i look in the mirror i think i must see something different to what everyone else sees, because i feel massive but most people tell me im slim..i dont know sigghh
    I understand. Are you following like a diet, for example, a certain amount of calories in a day, certain foods you only eat?

    Melonhead12, I undertand that things can be high in fat. Avoid them too. Don't feel I should go to a doctor really cause not exactly anorexic or anything. Would feel silly. Least I've noticed so can help myself get better I suppose.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Not really, but when i look in the mirror i think i must see something different to what everyone else sees, because i feel massive but most people tell me im slim..i dont know sigghh
    If you want to do something - EAT HEALTHY and eat within your required calories, so that can be anywhere from 1500-2000 depending how active you are

    you don't 'get slim' by not eating, you become malnourished and skinny-fat and further exasperate the issue.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I understand. Are you following like a diet, for example, a certain amount of calories in a day, certain foods you only eat?

    Melonhead12, I undertand that things can be high in fat. Avoid them too. Don't feel I should go to a doctor really cause not exactly anorexic or anything. Would feel silly. Least I've noticed so can help myself get better I suppose.
    There are many different types of eating disorders apart from being anorexic or bulemic. The doctor may point you in the direction of someone who can help. You definately shouldn't be feeling guilty about eating food. You may not have an eating disorder now but could develop one in the future.
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    Having been hospitalised for anorexia, your post was pretty hard to ignore. I was in the early stages of an eating disorder for years, I didn't recognise it though and I didn't get help, not until my weight was so low that I had to go to hospital for nearly 3 months. I dedicated my teenage years to my eating disorder, and in the end I could barely make it to school, let alone socialise. When I was diagnosed with anorexia, I was told that my body was slowly dying, I didn't want to die, but the power of the eating disorder, alongside an inability to think rationally or normally because you are starving every single organ in your body, and thus your brain as well, I couldn't stop. And that is the power of this disorder, even when you see that everything and everyone is falling a part around you, you cannot stop. People don't understand, so they battle you, not the voice, the voice makes you battle against the people that care about you most, you try to battle the voice, but you can't. You are battling everyone. It's hell.
    In the early stages of my eating disorder, there were foods that I had cut out, like you, I felt guilty after I had eaten certain things but I did not have the intense fear of food that I eventually developed. What I'm saying is that I think it is great that you have acknowledged that maybe you have a problem, but please do not stop there. In the end, I was so consumed by anorexia that there was almost none of 'me' left to put my hands up and say 'I need help', physically I was still me, but mentally I was not. If I had recognised that it was an eating disorder earlier, I would have acknowledged the problem, and while I could still think rationally I would have got help. If you really feel that your diet is becoming obsessive please don't be afraid to get help, it is better now than letting it get to a stage where recovery is a million times harder. I let it get to that stage and trust me, you do not want food to be your enemy, it is your fuel and you need it to function, you do not want a voice in your head that questions every calorie that goes into your mouth, it's torture. And I just feel that had I got help in the early stages, I would be the only person living in my head, and I wouldn't have to share it with anorexia. You don't want this, so while you can think rationally and healthily and if you need help in doing this, then ask for it.
    I really hope that maybe this has helped and goodluck, I mean it :yes:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Having been hospitalised for anorexia, your post was pretty hard to ignore. I was in the early stages of an eating disorder for years, I didn't recognise it though and I didn't get help, not until my weight was so low that I had to go to hospital for nearly 3 months. I dedicated my teenage years to my eating disorder, and in the end I could barely make it to school, let alone socialise. When I was diagnosed with anorexia, I was told that my body was slowly dying, I didn't want to die, but the power of the eating disorder, alongside an inability to think rationally or normally because you are starving every single organ in your body, and thus your brain as well, I couldn't stop. And that is the power of this disorder, even when you see that everything and everyone is falling a part around you, you cannot stop. People don't understand, so they battle you, not the voice, the voice makes you battle against the people that care about you most, you try to battle the voice, but you can't. You are battling everyone. It's hell.
    In the early stages of my eating disorder, there were foods that I had cut out, like you, I felt guilty after I had eaten certain things but I did not have the intense fear of food that I eventually developed. What I'm saying is that I think it is great that you have acknowledged that maybe you have a problem, but please do not stop there. In the end, I was so consumed by anorexia that there was almost none of 'me' left to put my hands up and say 'I need help', physically I was still me, but mentally I was not. If I had recognised that it was an eating disorder earlier, I would have acknowledged the problem, and while I could still think rationally I would have got help. If you really feel that your diet is becoming obsessive please don't be afraid to get help, it is better now than letting it get to a stage where recovery is a million times harder. I let it get to that stage and trust me, you do not want food to be your enemy, it is your fuel and you need it to function, you do not want a voice in your head that questions every calorie that goes into your mouth, it's torture. And I just feel that had I got help in the early stages, I would be the only person living in my head, and I wouldn't have to share it with anorexia. You don't want this, so while you can think rationally and healthily and if you need help in doing this, then ask for it.
    I really hope that maybe this has helped and goodluck, I mean it :yes:
    Really wish I could rep you for this, Anonymous!
    OP, listen to this.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Having been hospitalised for anorexia, your post was pretty hard to ignore. I was in the early stages of an eating disorder for years, I didn't recognise it though and I didn't get help, not until my weight was so low that I had to go to hospital for nearly 3 months. I dedicated my teenage years to my eating disorder, and in the end I could barely make it to school, let alone socialise. When I was diagnosed with anorexia, I was told that my body was slowly dying, I didn't want to die, but the power of the eating disorder, alongside an inability to think rationally or normally because you are starving every single organ in your body, and thus your brain as well, I couldn't stop. And that is the power of this disorder, even when you see that everything and everyone is falling a part around you, you cannot stop. People don't understand, so they battle you, not the voice, the voice makes you battle against the people that care about you most, you try to battle the voice, but you can't. You are battling everyone. It's hell.
    In the early stages of my eating disorder, there were foods that I had cut out, like you, I felt guilty after I had eaten certain things but I did not have the intense fear of food that I eventually developed. What I'm saying is that I think it is great that you have acknowledged that maybe you have a problem, but please do not stop there. In the end, I was so consumed by anorexia that there was almost none of 'me' left to put my hands up and say 'I need help', physically I was still me, but mentally I was not. If I had recognised that it was an eating disorder earlier, I would have acknowledged the problem, and while I could still think rationally I would have got help. If you really feel that your diet is becoming obsessive please don't be afraid to get help, it is better now than letting it get to a stage where recovery is a million times harder. I let it get to that stage and trust me, you do not want food to be your enemy, it is your fuel and you need it to function, you do not want a voice in your head that questions every calorie that goes into your mouth, it's torture. And I just feel that had I got help in the early stages, I would be the only person living in my head, and I wouldn't have to share it with anorexia. You don't want this, so while you can think rationally and healthily and if you need help in doing this, then ask for it.
    I really hope that maybe this has helped and goodluck, I mean it :yes:
    That has helped alot, thanks Wish I could rep you too! You're an inspiration to others who are suffering from eating disorders.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Just recently I have been on a diet and I am pleased with the results...but now I am going crazy.

    Yesterday I ate 2 bowls of cereal and some fruit...that was it. Today I just made one slice of wholemeal bread and beans, and i feel guilty for eating that because of the calories in it...so now i am determined i wont eat anything for the rest of the day (apart from fruit/water) and I will burn every calorie off in the gym.

    Im not overweight or underweight, Im 5 foot 8 and weigh 9 and half stone. I cant stop myself from feeling guilty when eating ANYTHING apart from fruit and water. :sad:

    argh.
    Be careful, that's how my problems with food started.
    Just try not to think about it as a diet, just try eating healthier. Although I know how hard that is to do as it's so easy to get sucked into it all and get too thin.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Just recently I have been on a diet and I am pleased with the results...but now I am going crazy.

    Yesterday I ate 2 bowls of cereal and some fruit...that was it. Today I just made one slice of wholemeal bread and beans, and i feel guilty for eating that because of the calories in it...so now i am determined i wont eat anything for the rest of the day (apart from fruit/water) and I will burn every calorie off in the gym.

    Im not overweight or underweight, Im 5 foot 8 and weigh 9 and half stone. I cant stop myself from feeling guilty when eating ANYTHING apart from fruit and water. :sad:

    argh.

    go to the drs before it gets out of hand!

    take it from someone who used to crash diet, lost weight and felt great but as a result, messed her body up in a way that so far, I've spent most of my 20s being very overweight/obese as a direct result (when ironically, like you I didn't even need to mess about with changing my weight in the first place)

    pat on the back to you for actually being worried about it though, that's good because you're self aware enough to know that eating too little isn't something to be celebrated in the way my young mind used to wrap these things)
 
 
 
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