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    (Original post by The-Real-One)
    you should always do whatever makes you feel food.
    Freudian slip?
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    This will make you change your mind:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Anon please or delete.

    As the title says, I feel good when I don't eat. It's like a sense of achievement - I feel as if I've accomplished something which in turn makes me feel good and happy.

    I don't eat breakfast and if I buy lunch (at school) I will buy a small bread roll. By small, I mean about the size of my fist. I'll look at the range of sandwiches (some of which are sooo yummy) but will always be drawn to the roll, due to its size. The small roll is all I need to fill me up (or at least, it's all I think I need) and it makes me feel good because I know that I'm not eating much.

    It also makes me feel very happy when I don't eat lunch or breakfast at all - again, I feel as if I've really achieved something. But I'll only do this some days. If I have an important lesson or a practical in the afternoon I'll eat a bread roll since I know that I'll need food, but otherwise the happiness I get from not eating is enough to lure me away from the rational thoughts telling me that I need food.

    I also have a problem eating in front of people - it makes me feel bad and slightly sick. Watching people eat also makes me feel slightly nauseous.

    But the thing is, I'm not trying to lose weight. I'm 7 stone 4, ffs. I'm not skinny, but need to tone up rather than lose weight.

    I think the reason that I do it is because I'm never happy - my family situation is really bad, and on top of that none of my friends care about me and I'm too frightened to talk to people. Limiting what I eat, for some reason, makes me feel happy and it is the happiness I crave. I already see a counsellor but we don't have enough time to talk about my other problems, let alone this. I just don't understand why not eating makes me happy

    I'm getting worried. Can anyone help?
    It sounds like you have some kind of eating disorder. I think you should try to determine why you have developed these feelings. Nobody is born with eating disorders. It sounds like you're very unhappy with your life, so that's what you need to change. You need to get to the root of the problem and pin point what is causing this eating problem. I think this habit of not eating has become a comfort/escape for you.

    You could try talking to others who have the same problem as you. Check out this website: www.eating-disorders.org.uk. Do you have any hobbies? Are you a member of any clubs? If you feel your friends don't care about you, then perhaps you should try to meet new people. If you're over 16, you don't have to live with your family. You could flat share with someone if you really feel unhappy living with your family. I hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Anon please or delete.

    As the title says, I feel good when I don't eat. It's like a sense of achievement - I feel as if I've accomplished something which in turn makes me feel good and happy.

    I don't eat breakfast and if I buy lunch (at school) I will buy a small bread roll. By small, I mean about the size of my fist. I'll look at the range of sandwiches (some of which are sooo yummy) but will always be drawn to the roll, due to its size. The small roll is all I need to fill me up (or at least, it's all I think I need) and it makes me feel good because I know that I'm not eating much.

    It also makes me feel very happy when I don't eat lunch or breakfast at all - again, I feel as if I've really achieved something. But I'll only do this some days. If I have an important lesson or a practical in the afternoon I'll eat a bread roll since I know that I'll need food, but otherwise the happiness I get from not eating is enough to lure me away from the rational thoughts telling me that I need food.

    I also have a problem eating in front of people - it makes me feel bad and slightly sick. Watching people eat also makes me feel slightly nauseous.

    But the thing is, I'm not trying to lose weight. I'm 7 stone 4, ffs. I'm not skinny, but need to tone up rather than lose weight.

    I think the reason that I do it is because I'm never happy - my family situation is really bad, and on top of that none of my friends care about me and I'm too frightened to talk to people. Limiting what I eat, for some reason, makes me feel happy and it is the happiness I crave. I already see a counsellor but we don't have enough time to talk about my other problems, let alone this. I just don't understand why not eating makes me happy

    I'm getting worried. Can anyone help?
    Not. Healthy. People on here cannot give you the help you need. The first thing you need to do is admit to yourself and the people around you that there is a problem. It sounds like you don't have a body image problem, but it's more to do with the physical act of eating. It sounds a little odd and you'd be well advised to let someone you trust help you deal with it. In time, you should talk to a specialist.

    These things can become nasty in the long term. Don't bury your head in the sand.
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    Freudian slip?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Anon please or delete.

    As the title says, I feel good when I don't eat. It's like a sense of achievement - I feel as if I've accomplished something which in turn makes me feel good and happy.

    I don't eat breakfast and if I buy lunch (at school) I will buy a small bread roll. By small, I mean about the size of my fist. I'll look at the range of sandwiches (some of which are sooo yummy) but will always be drawn to the roll, due to its size. The small roll is all I need to fill me up (or at least, it's all I think I need) and it makes me feel good because I know that I'm not eating much.

    It also makes me feel very happy when I don't eat lunch or breakfast at all - again, I feel as if I've really achieved something. But I'll only do this some days. If I have an important lesson or a practical in the afternoon I'll eat a bread roll since I know that I'll need food, but otherwise the happiness I get from not eating is enough to lure me away from the rational thoughts telling me that I need food.

    I also have a problem eating in front of people - it makes me feel bad and slightly sick. Watching people eat also makes me feel slightly nauseous.

    But the thing is, I'm not trying to lose weight. I'm 7 stone 4, ffs. I'm not skinny, but need to tone up rather than lose weight.

    I think the reason that I do it is because I'm never happy - my family situation is really bad, and on top of that none of my friends care about me and I'm too frightened to talk to people. Limiting what I eat, for some reason, makes me feel happy and it is the happiness I crave. I already see a counsellor but we don't have enough time to talk about my other problems, let alone this. I just don't understand why not eating makes me happy

    I'm getting worried. Can anyone help?
    When you move out and start to buy your own food it's easier to set targets. You can say you'll buy £20 of food a week, say, and then if you haven't eaten some by the end of the week you're not allowed to keep it. As you throw it in the bin you'll realise how much money you're wasting, especially if you're a student.
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    I get happy when I don't eat, and like you, feel as if I've achieved something, and in someway I did
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    Doesn't starving yourself actually make you put on weight? It slows down your metabolism and wears down your muscles.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Anon please or delete.

    As the title says, I feel good when I don't eat. It's like a sense of achievement - I feel as if I've accomplished something which in turn makes me feel good and happy.

    I don't eat breakfast and if I buy lunch (at school) I will buy a small bread roll. By small, I mean about the size of my fist. I'll look at the range of sandwiches (some of which are sooo yummy) but will always be drawn to the roll, due to its size. The small roll is all I need to fill me up (or at least, it's all I think I need) and it makes me feel good because I know that I'm not eating much.

    It also makes me feel very happy when I don't eat lunch or breakfast at all - again, I feel as if I've really achieved something. But I'll only do this some days. If I have an important lesson or a practical in the afternoon I'll eat a bread roll since I know that I'll need food, but otherwise the happiness I get from not eating is enough to lure me away from the rational thoughts telling me that I need food.

    I also have a problem eating in front of people - it makes me feel bad and slightly sick. Watching people eat also makes me feel slightly nauseous.

    But the thing is, I'm not trying to lose weight. I'm 7 stone 4, ffs. I'm not skinny, but need to tone up rather than lose weight.

    I think the reason that I do it is because I'm never happy - my family situation is really bad, and on top of that none of my friends care about me and I'm too frightened to talk to people. Limiting what I eat, for some reason, makes me feel happy and it is the happiness I crave. I already see a counsellor but we don't have enough time to talk about my other problems, let alone this. I just don't understand why not eating makes me happy

    I'm getting worried. Can anyone help?
    Just think of the feeling as your stomach eating away at itself. You slowly destroying your insides and becoming more and more weak by the day. You need fuel or else you'll eat into your reserves and there will be nothing left! This could be affecting your long term health. Learn to love the food.

    I may have gone too far but you get the idea

    Sounds horrible too but if you can convince yourself that you need the food or else something ridiculous is going to happen then you might start changing the way you behave.

    I'm sure it's tough but strength of mind will prevail!
    Good luck
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    As someone who has overcome my eating disorder, threads like this always get to me. Seek help now, its a very very slippery slope that you dont want to go down.
 
 
 
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