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    It's better if I make a list of behaviours here rather than putting it in a paragraph, because I feel as if it would be easier to read that way. My friend has been displaying some concerning behaviours.

    -In the morning for breakfast she eats salad, she was excited this morning because she put ham in her salad. She eats salad for breakfast every morning.

    -Today we had to escort groups of ten year olds round our school to do the grammar test. Whilst we were waiting outside the room I heard her stomach growling, mine followed suit so I went to find some biscuits, offering one to her to which she told me 'I don't like biscuits'.
    -As she hadn't brought anything to do, she spent the entirety of these four hours of tests pacing up and down the hall and clicking her fingers.
    -Sometimes she sits at her desk and cuts the ends of her hair milimeter by milimeter with great attention to detail.
    -We went to the beach the week before results day and stopped in the shop to get food beforehand, she bought a packet of dolly mixtures and told me they were fattening but she'd eat a few anyway.
    -When I went on her tablet that afternoon I found several weight loss apps.
    -She never eats lunch apart from on a Friday at school which is fish and chip day. She either eats salad for breakfast and then dinner or I imagine salad for breakfast then lunch.

    I went through a similar phase myself however this was when I was eleven and was entirely for social reasons, e.g. starting at a new school I was accustomed to eating with people and hadn't yet made friends so I ate a cereal bar at lunch and then my dinner.
    So I'm aware that she probably has eating issues, she tells us that she's fat constantly but unfortunately perhaps I began to grow accustomed to it until these recent behaviours.

    I can't miss a meal otherwise I end up getting low blood sugar, and I feel the nausea build up inside of me along with fatigue. So I pose these questions:
    How can she survive all day on almost 0 calories? How is she still so alert and manic when theoretically she should have no energy? And how do I help her? I can't imagine it can be a happy existence getting excited about adding ham to your lettuce for breakfast or eating 3 sweets as a treat for yourself.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    It's better if I make a list of behaviours here rather than putting it in a paragraph, because I feel as if it would be easier to read that way. My friend has been displaying some concerning behaviours.

    -In the morning for breakfast she eats salad, she was excited this morning because she put ham in her salad. She eats salad for breakfast every morning.

    -Today we had to escort groups of ten year olds round our school to do the grammar test. Whilst we were waiting outside the room I heard her stomach growling, mine followed suit so I went to find some biscuits, offering one to her to which she told me 'I don't like biscuits'.
    -As she hadn't brought anything to do, she spent the entirety of these four hours of tests pacing up and down the hall and clicking her fingers.
    -Sometimes she sits at her desk and cuts the ends of her hair milimeter by milimeter with great attention to detail.
    -We went to the beach the week before results day and stopped in the shop to get food beforehand, she bought a packet of dolly mixtures and told me they were fattening but she'd eat a few anyway.
    -When I went on her tablet that afternoon I found several weight loss apps.
    -She never eats lunch apart from on a Friday at school which is fish and chip day. She either eats salad for breakfast and then dinner or I imagine salad for breakfast then lunch.

    I went through a similar phase myself however this was when I was eleven and was entirely for social reasons, e.g. starting at a new school I was accustomed to eating with people and hadn't yet made friends so I ate a cereal bar at lunch and then my dinner.
    So I'm aware that she probably has eating issues, she tells us that she's fat constantly but unfortunately perhaps I began to grow accustomed to it until these recent behaviours.

    I can't miss a meal otherwise I end up getting low blood sugar, and I feel the nausea build up inside of me along with fatigue. So I pose these questions:
    How can she survive all day on almost 0 calories? How is she still so alert and manic when theoretically she should have no energy? And how do I help her? I can't imagine it can be a happy existence getting excited about adding ham to your lettuce for breakfast or eating 3 sweets as a treat for yourself.
    Only you know your friend, so only you can know what isn't normal for her. If you're worried, maybe you should try and talk to her about it. You could also look at talking to someone in pastoral care at your school. They'll be able to help keep an eye out and sort some things out if they need to be in place.
 
 
 
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