I have been suffering from an eating disorder for about 9 years. It started off when I was fourteen years old, I have no idea what triggered it but at one point I stopped eating most meals and only one per day.
I ended up in the hospital suffering from blocked intestines. After two months of pills and lots of water later I was feeling better…but this was the start of my troubles.
Over the years I would try ‘diets’ and restrict myself, then take an entire weekend to binge…Some weekends would be 3000 calories while other weekends would be even more. For the longest time I have been suffering from it but I always thought the lifestyle was normal. Wasn’t until about three years ago when someone noticed the symptoms and realized how much I had been suffering.
Right now I still suffer, and I am trying to get better…but it is a LONG process. I suffer from a binge eating disorder. I have been healthier and learning how to control it. The past year has been getting better with the help of my nutritionist.
Types of eating Disorder:
Anorexia Nervosa: (two types= Binging/purging…or restriction)
–Low food intake, low in weight.
–Intense fear of gaining weight. –Does anything NOT to gain weight.
–Usually does not eat around people, if they do it is something light (salad, soup) **Warning sign**
–Self-Esteem overly related to the body.
–Big amounts of food consumed at once, then finds a way to eliminate what was eaten (throwing up…laxatives)
–Anything to prevent weight gain.
–Noticeable when eating with a person and they constantly leave after meals to use the bathroom. **Warning sign**
Binge Eating Disorder:
–Frequent episodes of over-eating (usually a day/few days) of 4000+ calories at a time.
–Don’t have any control over actions.
–Prefer to do it alone.
-Feeling of shame/guilt.
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