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Question Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 16th 2013, 02:07 AM

Yeah some people could say that I'm lucky to have this "shape" and etc. but me I don't find that. Before I was "okay" with my body and since this year all change. I'm not anorexic but I care about my weigh. I don't know why. Before I was always eating everything. Now, before to eat something I look the calories of the food and etc. I don't know, is it a problem?

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Re: Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 16th 2013, 05:04 AM

Hey Emma,

This can easily become a problem. If you've not been diagnosed as overweight by a doctor (not using the goofy BMI scale or some person on the internet) then you do not need to lose or worry about your weight. In popular culture, they make it seem like the norm for women to constantly be counting calories, skipping "carbs" or anything "high fat" and constantly be on the look out for new diet crazes, but this is not a healthy way to live and only normalizes disordered behavior. Wouldn't you rather live your life feeling accepted in your skin? You do not need to count your calories and not eat the foods you love in order to be healthy; you need to eat when you're hungry and stay active. Don't worry so much about trying to be a certain small size; live your life.


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Re: Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 16th 2013, 02:28 PM

You are totally right, thank you for your advice.
I used the BMI and I'm under it. Does that mean that I'm anorexic....
I'm like....obsessed by my belly...

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Re: Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 17th 2013, 05:15 AM

Hey there Emma.

The BMI charts that are on the internet are no where near accurate. They don't take in account things like bone mass, or physical activity, or daily factors, they are just based on height and weight. If you are concerned about your weight then the best thing to do would be to consult your doctor. They will know how much you should weigh .You should try to steer away from looking at calories and carb counts, it can very quickly make matters worse and become a problem if you aren't careful. I know that fuels my eating disorder a lot. We can't diagnose you with an eating disorder because we aren't professionals. So like I said speak with your doctor. Just remember that no matter what you look like you are beautiful, because beauty is more than skin deep. <3




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Re: Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 17th 2013, 12:20 PM

Thank you Thrish.
I'm too shy for talking about that with a doctor and I don't have doctor.
But I'll try to be careful.

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Re: Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 17th 2013, 07:51 PM

Why don't you have a doctor? Also don't be to shy to talk to your doctor about it. It's what' they are there for, they have heard l kinds of things.




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Re: Wha's wrong in my mind? - July 17th 2013, 08:53 PM

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