I have no idea if I’m developing an eating disorder but people seem to think I am?

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So I’m 15, in year 11 and I’ve struggled with my mental health for around 3 years but never in the realm of eating disorders, although since the new year I’ve noticed behavioural patterns that are worrying me and also my current best friend has expressed concerns about my attitudes towards food and my own body? Since January I have been logging all the food I eat in a diary- it started as a way to try and be more conscious of my unhealthy eating habits and it led to me cutting out sugary foods (which pleased me). But I seem to have obsessive tendencies and as time developed I began cutting down my food intake rapidly? Now we’re at the start of Feb and I try not to eat any more than one small meal a day, no bread, no pasta or carbs, and if my mum cooks rice then I will only eat an actual handful. I’m fine with vegetables and meat and fruit etc but in they must be in extremely small portions. If I feel hungry I tend to drink water and have a few almonds to wash it over, although that habit has also stopped to me just ignoring it. I’ve stated to enjoy the feeling of being hungry? I don’t know. And when my resolve crumbles I’ll eat two meals and snack but it’s followed by intense feelings of guilt and usually a few hours of crying. I’m a frequent self harmer and the severity seems to correlate with how much food I have eaten? I don’t know. I feel as if I don’t fall into the eating disorder category as I’m still a healthy weight for my age, but every time I step on the scales I feel unhappier and unhappier. I’m struggling to cope with this alongside feelings of inadequacy, self harm and general GCSE anxiety. I’m sorry for the rant and if anyone could give me some advice or opinions I would be really grateful :,). thank you
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You should be telling this to your GP.
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So I’m 15, in year 11 and I’ve struggled with my mental health for around 3 years but never in the realm of eating disorders, although since the new year I’ve noticed behavioural patterns that are worrying me and also my current best friend has expressed concerns about my attitudes towards food and my own body? Since January I have been logging all the food I eat in a diary- it started as a way to try and be more conscious of my unhealthy eating habits and it led to me cutting out sugary foods (which pleased me). But I seem to have obsessive tendencies and as time developed I began cutting down my food intake rapidly? Now we’re at the start of Feb and I try not to eat any more than one small meal a day, no bread, no pasta or carbs, and if my mum cooks rice then I will only eat an actual handful. I’m fine with vegetables and meat and fruit etc but in they must be in extremely small portions. If I feel hungry I tend to drink water and have a few almonds to wash it over, although that habit has also stopped to me just ignoring it. I’ve stated to enjoy the feeling of being hungry? I don’t know. And when my resolve crumbles I’ll eat two meals and snack but it’s followed by intense feelings of guilt and usually a few hours of crying. I’m a frequent self harmer and the severity seems to correlate with how much food I have eaten? I don’t know. I feel as if I don’t fall into the eating disorder category as I’m still a healthy weight for my age, but every time I step on the scales I feel unhappier and unhappier. I’m struggling to cope with this alongside feelings of inadequacy, self harm and general GCSE anxiety. I’m sorry for the rant and if anyone could give me some advice or opinions I would be really grateful :,). thank you
You can still be a perfectly normal weight and have an eating disorder. An eating disorder is less about the physical aspect (although that is a factor) but more about you and your relationship with food. I would suggest talking to your parents or a trusted adult because you need to nip this in the bud before it gets worse.
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