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    I'm an 18 year old girl, 5'4" and I weigh 33kg.

    I used to have anorexia, "recovered", got discharged but slowly lost all the weight I had gained. I didn't lose weight through restriction or intentionally, it's more like I can't stop counting calories and always end up eating not quite enough. It wasn't a quick weight loss at all, it happened over the course of a year and a half so I almost didn't notice it happening. I average about 1,300 calories a day.

    At this point I'm really scared. I look like a skeleton, I can't even look at myself in the mirror without being disgusted. I'm afraid that I won't be able to go to university. I just want to be normal.

    Should I try to just stop counting calories and eat intuitively? I feel like that's the only way I will be able to gain weight. But I don't know if I'm strong enough.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm an 18 year old girl, 5'4" and I weigh 33kg.

    I used to have anorexia, "recovered", got discharged but slowly lost all the weight I had gained. I didn't lose weight through restriction or intentionally, it's more like I can't stop counting calories and always end up eating not quite enough. It wasn't a quick weight loss at all, it happened over the course of a year and a half so I almost didn't notice it happening. I average about 1,300 calories a day.

    At this point I'm really scared. I look like a skeleton, I can't even look at myself in the mirror without being disgusted. I'm afraid that I won't be able to go to university. I just want to be normal.

    Should I try to just stop counting calories and eat intuitively? I feel like that's the only way I will be able to gain weight. But I don't know if I'm strong enough.
    Yes, be a pig - works for me. Granted I'm the other end of the stick so maybe not eat quite as much as me

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    Drink those 1000 calorie protein shakes, they should help quite a bit.


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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm an 18 year old girl, 5'4" and I weigh 33kg.

    I used to have anorexia, "recovered", got discharged but slowly lost all the weight I had gained. I didn't lose weight through restriction or intentionally, it's more like I can't stop counting calories and always end up eating not quite enough. It wasn't a quick weight loss at all, it happened over the course of a year and a half so I almost didn't notice it happening. I average about 1,300 calories a day.

    At this point I'm really scared. I look like a skeleton, I can't even look at myself in the mirror without being disgusted. I'm afraid that I won't be able to go to university. I just want to be normal.

    Should I try to just stop counting calories and eat intuitively? I feel like that's the only way I will be able to gain weight. But I don't know if I'm strong enough.
    Hiya. Yes, I would just advise to eat as much as you want!! JUST EAT AND EAT AND EAT.

    I know what you mean. I look like a skeleton as well and every comment I get from somebody when I wear a dress is that I'm extremely slim (which is like everyday). I also get different looks as if I want to be like that. Some people do, yeh but not everybody ygm. I also just want to feel normal. Meh.

    But yeh, stop counting calories and just eat! Hope you get well soon xx
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm an 18 year old girl, 5'4" and I weigh 33kg.

    I used to have anorexia, "recovered", got discharged but slowly lost all the weight I had gained. I didn't lose weight through restriction or intentionally, it's more like I can't stop counting calories and always end up eating not quite enough. It wasn't a quick weight loss at all, it happened over the course of a year and a half so I almost didn't notice it happening. I average about 1,300 calories a day.

    At this point I'm really scared. I look like a skeleton, I can't even look at myself in the mirror without being disgusted. I'm afraid that I won't be able to go to university. I just want to be normal.

    Should I try to just stop counting calories and eat intuitively? I feel like that's the only way I will be able to gain weight. But I don't know if I'm strong enough.
    I would try and increase your calories if you can. I find it easier to drink calories when I feel like restricting, you could try things like milkshakes?
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    Protein bars and protein shakes are what they usually give to underweight people that need to bulk quickly (and sustain the weight gain) for health reasons so I would defo try those- good luck (and p.s. quest bars come in sooooooo many flavours and you can microwave them so really good as treat )


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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm an 18 year old girl, 5'4" and I weigh 33kg.

    I used to have anorexia, "recovered", got discharged but slowly lost all the weight I had gained. I didn't lose weight through restriction or intentionally, it's more like I can't stop counting calories and always end up eating not quite enough. It wasn't a quick weight loss at all, it happened over the course of a year and a half so I almost didn't notice it happening. I average about 1,300 calories a day.

    At this point I'm really scared. I look like a skeleton, I can't even look at myself in the mirror without being disgusted. I'm afraid that I won't be able to go to university. I just want to be normal.

    Should I try to just stop counting calories and eat intuitively? I feel like that's the only way I will be able to gain weight. But I don't know if I'm strong enough.
    You should be counting calories to ensure you eat enough.
 
 
 
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