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Question I tend to eat less.EATING DISORDER?! - August 5th 2013, 10:20 PM

In confused,i don't know if this is considered a eating disorders.I am told often that i am skinny,but when i look in the mirror all i see is fat.I intentionally under eat to loose weight.Don't tell me to exercise i gain weight when doing that from muscle.I often feel light headed ,dizzy,or tired.i eat around [EDITED].In also a vegetarian.Please let me know how to seekhelp without talking to friends or family.

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Re: I tend to eat less.EATING DISORDER?! - August 5th 2013, 11:29 PM

We are not doctors, so we cannot diagnose you with an eating disorder. Only a medical/psychiatric professional can diagnose you with an eating disorder. There is nothing wrong with being a vegetarian, health-wise, you receive proper nutrition, sometimes even stellar/better nutrition, with a vegetarian diet. However, having these symptoms (such as being tired or light-headed) is not healthy, and definitely means you are not eating enough or eating the wrong foods. I'd recommend seeing your doctor and asking about the symptoms you are having along with explaining to them you're caloric intake and see what they say.

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Re: I tend to eat less.EATING DISORDER?! - August 6th 2013, 12:00 AM

I strongly advise you to talk to a friend or family member if you feel you have a bad relationship with food. They can offer you support and I'm sure will be understanding and willing to help. We cannot diagnose you with an eating disorder, but if it turns out you do have one, then you're going to need help getting over it. If you keep it a secret from everyone, it's going to be a lot harder to get healthy on your own. As I'm sure you've heard, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Other ways to seek help would be to see your doctor or speak to a counselor, such as one at your school.

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