The way im eating now is terrible and un healthy. My calorie intake is 300 calories a day and some excersize. I pretty much live off of egg whites, fruits and vegetables, and toast. I guess you could call this an eating disorder because I religiously count calories and excersize, I can't go a day without it. I feel insane, I constantly talk about how many calories are in things and my parents get upset because they say im obsessed. I pretty much ruin dinner and everyone's and my time. I never can just forget about it and eat it, I have to know everything in it.
People say " go to your doctor and get some help " The thing is, My doctor sucks and Hardly pays attention to the patent and is always hurrying along, She'd Proabley say something like " Just eat, fruits and vegetables " I want to eat some what " normal " again. I don't want to eat this small restricted portion and be afraid of food. Just thinking of the number 1,000 makes me feel sick.
Also, I don't want to gain or Lose any more weight. I actually feel fine the way I am now ( sort of ) But I still feel the need to keep counting and eating the way I do. It's extremely frustrating and upsetting not being able to stop. I don't want my metabolism to be messed up when I'm older, But I also want to increase my calories so I can be " normal " but not gain any weight.
14 years old ( in a couple days actually. ) 4'2 ( Bone problem, no milk will not help with this doctors have confirmed, also eating has not made me grow, my bones just are made like that, short and small. ) Weight: 75 pounds ( I want to be 70, but I know I don't need to lose anymore and I shouldn't, and just be happy how I am now ) is it possible to do this on my own? Maybe slowly eat 50 calories more than usual? Would that make me gain? Because I cannot and I repeat CANNOT gain any or I'll Freak out :/ so confused and frustrated ): I also dont want this to turn into a full blown eating disorder like anorexia, I've heard the effects and story's about how it's taken many peoples lifes. If anyone can, or atleast try and help me?
Reason: Moved to Health and Support as more appropriate
My dear, I'm sorry but it is my opinion (I'm not a professional) that the way you're restricting and your obsessiveness indicate that some degree of anorexia is already present...:(
Your problem is really serious and you need to get help from a professional. In the meantime, increase your calories. Incorporate high calorie foods like avocado, nuts, peanut butter etc. into your diet so that you're giving your body food but you don't feel like you're stuffing yourself or *binging*. DO NOT step on the scale whilst you are increasing your intake. You will gain water weight and it will dissipate on its own and stepping on the scale will just make you feel bad.
Feel free to PM me for any support at all, I'm glad to help you <3 PLEASE increase your intake. It was really brave of you to ask for help here, and I know it will be hard to tell someone in real life but you CAN live a life that isn't ruled by food or body weight. A normal sedentary teenager maintains on 2000 calories a day (ballpark) so you're under eating by 1700 calories a day, or by nearly 12,000 calories a week. That's the equivalent of not eating for 6 days if you burn 2,000 calories a day. This is really serious, it will be scary to start eating more but please try your hardest and get help from a professional or a trusted adult!
I don't feel you are taking enough food. Atleast a day you should take 1200 Cal without exercise also. B'coz this is the correct age for growth. Take green veg for Iron, take beans for protein, have little dairy food, chicken for protein and fruits.
Have almost all type of food expect fast food and soda drink. Try do outdoor activity.
But it already has turned into anorexia -- not full-blown anorexia nervosa, as your bmi is still within range, but anorexia is technically a loss of appetite. And you are not eating. You also have a very unhealthy and irrational fear of food and gaining weight. These are problems we cannot solve here on Calorie Count -- you need a therapist, a professional counselor.
Because of your dwarfism, the general calorie recommendations don't really fit for you, however, you should still be eating approximately 1300 calories (at sedentary) to maintain a weight of 75 lb, which is a healthy BMI for you. You are still a child, you need to use a child's nutrition calculator.
In order for you to reach this range you are going to gain weight on scale -- it is inevitable and unavoidable. It is also water weight and will eventually dissipate. Because otherwise, you will be eating 300 calories until you eventually decide that is too much, then 200, then 100, then death.
And yes, I am trying to scare you with the truth -- if you are old enough to take this much control over your eating habits, then you are old enough to know the consequences
1. loss of appetite
2. Also called: anorexia nervosa a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from an- + orexis appetite]
ano'rectic — adj , — n
ano'rexic — adj , — n
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