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My friend - August 27th 2015, 09:07 PM

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I have a friend I meet up with yesterday and we talked about a lot of stuff and to make things short, she talked about how she went on a diet. That one where you can't eat any carbohydrate.
Then she explained to me about how she made it her target to get to a certain weight and the second she said the number, I was like "How tall are you?" because I kinda have of some numbers down in my head. And she told me and let's just say her target is way to low. She already is underweight and she is still trying to loss weight. I told her, that xx kg is to low but all she said was, that it's ok, because she's still eating stuff, so there is no need to worry.
And yes, she is eating, because we went to a restaurant and she ate. But despite that, I'm worried.
I always call her birdy in my head because she is so small and it's like if you don't look, the wind will blow her away and I'm so worried something will happen to her, if she keeps that diet up...
Though I don't know exactly if there is anything I can do expect telling her to see a doctor because she complained about stomache pain and trouble concentraiting.
Is there anything I can? Or am I maybe worring to much about this?


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Re: My friend - August 29th 2015, 10:20 PM

Hi there,

I don't feel like I know enough about your friend to say exactly what you should do in this situation but from what you have said, I can get why you have the concerns you do. Yes you maybe worrying over nothing, I don't know. But either way you're her friend and you are going to worry when she comes out with things like this because you care and I think its really great and kind of you to come here to get some support with what's going on for your friend right now.

Talk to your friend in depth. Tell her your concerns and what you have said to us and about how you are worried about what path she may be going down and that you don't want her to go down that path. I know it can be a hard conversation to have so just go easy, be gentle and let her talk too. If you really are concerned about her, advise she seeks help from her doctor/GP. Sometimes just having someone to talk to can really help. Or you could even refer her onto this website and see if we can help her (not that we're professionals but we can give advice on the situation).

I hope this helps a little and that things work out well for you both. Remember to take care of yourself too!
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Re: My friend - August 30th 2015, 11:41 PM

Hey there!

I'm no professional but the fact that she complains of stomach pain and trouble concentrating does sound concerning. Although that could be connected to anything, you know? Regardless, you're a very caring friend for simply being concerned and worried about her. So I'm sure she would appreciate it if you were to politely voice your concerns and worries to her.

As Jessie said, gently express your worries and let her talk about it too. Let her know that you're worried about her pursuing this diet because you care about her health. You could suggest that she at least see a dietitian to ensure that she can stay healthy while she continues this diet.

Hope this helps and that your friend is okay. Again, you're a caring person and a good friend. I wish you the best of luck. Take care of yourself as well.
   
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Re: My friend - September 5th 2015, 06:55 PM

Thanks for the ideas.

I talked with her again and she told me that she has gone seen a doctor. It's nothing physical, but she's now getting some sort of hel, though she didn't want to tell me exactly what.
But I'm positiv that things will turn out alright!


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Re: My friend - September 5th 2015, 07:08 PM

That's brilliant! Since she's getting help and you're happy with the way things have turned out, I'm going to close the thread, but please feel free to start another if you want to talk about this more or need some support!



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