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weight redistribution


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i've been gaining fairly steadily, and I think I'm on the right track... I still feel like I'm bingeing all the time though...

anyway, I've been gaining a HEACK OF A LOT OF WEIGHT on my face and stomach and butt, and I was wondering if that's ever going to stop happening... my face was fat to start with and now I'm being made fun of for it... It just KEEPS getting fatter and puffier every day... Not to mention the double chin... I'm still considered underweight though! Is it ever going to redistribute?

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Same things going on with me :( I think after like 5-7 months of being around the same weight the fat spreads around you may not get your before ed cupsize back though.

hey, try not to worry so much, im feeling the same too as most people on this forum do probably, my stomach is so huge but the rest of me still pretty petite, personally once i get to my goal weight i will start exercising again and hopefully that will help distribute my body weight evenly again.

But remember everyone is different, i have some friends who have huge butts+thighs but really skinny arms, its very perculiar? It sounds to me that you naturally have a 'full' face, and those people making fun of you are perfect are they???

Keep up the good work, good luck :)

Hey! congrats on recovery first.  My dietician gave me tones of info on recovery, and one piece is about all the initial stages of recovery, based on bmi

Set point and up to one year later

  • your weight stabilises at your natural genetic weight and ghrelin switches off-hunger regulation returns in line with body weight

 

  • Your physical scars have gone, but some of the pshycological effects of starvation remain-decision making, thoughts dominated by food.  You work at changing automatic thoughts by challenging them (kicking them out and ignoring them!)

 

  • body fat starts to redistribute and reduce

 

  • your bone density improves. Those younger than 23 who had the disease before they have completed growing can experiance catch up growth

Hope this helps, bare in mind this is all up to a YEAR after you are weight restored, so the quicker you get ther, the better ")

Original Post by lowri93:

Hey! congrats on recovery first.  My dietician gave me tones of info on recovery, and one piece is about all the initial stages of recovery, based on bmi

Set point and up to one year later

  • your weight stabilises at your natural genetic weight and ghrelin switches off-hunger regulation returns in line with body weight

 

  • Your physical scars have gone, but some of the pshycological effects of starvation remain-decision making, thoughts dominated by food.  You work at changing automatic thoughts by challenging them (kicking them out and ignoring them!)

 

  • body fat starts to redistribute and reduce

 

  • your bone density improves. Those younger than 23 who had the disease before they have completed growing can experiance catch up growth

Hope this helps, bare in mind this is all up to a YEAR after you are weight restored, so the quicker you get ther, the better ")

Hi, thanks for this info - it's very helpful! I was wondering if there is a document that your dietician gave you? I would love to see the whole thing : )

hmm, yeah, that doc look suseful. Would you mind sharing it? Thanks!

Wow, reading that makes me feel a lot better. I've been worrying about this a great deal lately, but I guess it's important to keep reminding ourselves that we are still in recovery, and that things will all even out eventually.

your welcome, but no :( they are all different hand outs she gave me when i saw her, with different weekly information to help me at what ever point in recovery i was.

They're all by the NHS, so maybe it would have some similar info on their website? but i don't know, they might of been things she typed herself for her own patients.

Luckily there's lots of people to share advice and experiance with here :) im still waiting for fat to "re-distribute" after 3 weeks of weight restoration. Im trying to be patient !

 

It feels amazing to relieze someone's in the same boat as me! My ed starting with major thoughts about the roundness of my stomach! Also, sometimes I have binges even though I am getting a lot food throughout the day. My doctor said that I binge sometimes because my body was craving food for so long--it doesnt no when to stop! My body just needs to learn that its NEVER EVER going to be hungry again. And yours will learn overtime too!

I feel as though whenever I eat my stomach bulges out. Its hard but i am working on it. This post and the replys are a relief to me. Im so sorry to hear about your struggles but keep you head up! Im trying to too! Everyone has their bad days and their horrible days... Just now that your not the only one. Even though i dont know you, haha, your struggles are with me too!

Good Luck : )

Let me just say it is so nice to hear I am not alone. I'm trying to kick start my recovery, but had a set back this past week eating only 1400-1500 cals/day with at least an hour and a half of exercise or 12 hour shifts at work (im a nurse). i cut back because i wanted the stomach bloat to go away. i feel though that i might need to get used to that until my body trusts me more. i got scared today after i had a panic attack and ate a brownie and a large cupcake on top of my normal food for the day :/

Original Post by lowri93:

Hey! congrats on recovery first.  My dietician gave me tones of info on recovery, and one piece is about all the initial stages of recovery, based on bmi

Set point and up to one year later

  • your weight stabilises at your natural genetic weight and ghrelin switches off-hunger regulation returns in line with body weight

 

  • Your physical scars have gone, but some of the pshycological effects of starvation remain-decision making, thoughts dominated by food.  You work at changing automatic thoughts by challenging them (kicking them out and ignoring them!)

 

  • body fat starts to redistribute and reduce

 

  • your bone density improves. Those younger than 23 who had the disease before they have completed growing can experiance catch up growth

Hope this helps, bare in mind this is all up to a YEAR after you are weight restored, so the quicker you get ther, the better ")

I've always been cursed with a double chin so I'm anticipating that returning no matter what (boo-urns!! thumbs down!!).... But the growth would be ultra nice! I've shrunk by around 2 freakin' cm's!!!!

For me, It was my tummy that stored all the weight at first. But it spread out pretty quick, i'd say a few months.

Original Post by llamapow:
.... But the growth would be ultra nice! I've shrunk by around 2 freakin' cm's!!!!

Shrunken? Is hat really possible? Older people do get shorter with time, but I don't know about teenagers, or if an ED can do that...

I actually grew 2 cm during the first 4 months of recovery. And just a week ago, I found out I grew an extra cm. That makes me over an inch taller :D 

I guess you'll probably grow those back :P And more maybe!

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