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Eating Issues? - January 13th 2017, 02:56 PM

I just don't get it guys.
I feel so torn about this. Part of me wants to get better and feel
well whatever that may look like for me but part of me is terrifyed of
that.
I have barely eaten today. I ate two of those frozen waffles you put
in the toaster with syrrup this morning and a pasta alfredo thing from
Dominos (mainly just the middle leaving most of the outer bread
shell). I just, I don't think that is enough food. Plus it is not
healthy.
I think if I were eating as little as I do of foods that were healthy
I'd be really really sick whereas since I've been eating a lot of fat,
processed junk, it kinda just stays wiht me which is why I'm not
underweight. Not sure that makes any sense at all but it is my
hypothesis about the situation.
I know I can text my therapist but I am going to wait until I see her
next to text her because I do not want to bother her and I'm not sure
what I can text her about. I just want to know some clear defined
boundaries before I text her, is that reasonable?
Also, does what I mentioned for food sound like too much or too little for food?
I hope I'm not crazy for thinking this is a problem but I know it is.
I get dizzy sometimes and I know that is not good and I get headaches
and light-headed. I don't as much as I did in high school and the
headaches while irritating are not so bad where I feel like my heart
is pounding in my head (haven't had a bad headache like that in
years).
I've thought about talking to one of my family members about it but
I'm not sure how she would react or if she would just dismiss me. I
want help but I do not want to waste their or my time.
I will feel really terrible if my therapist is like; you can't have
eating issues, you look healthy and you are not under or overweight.
Damn BMI, why is it the indicator of everything?


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Re: Eating Issues? - January 13th 2017, 03:38 PM

Hey Christina, I'm sorry to hear you're having eating issues. I think waiting and clarifying boundaries before texting your therapist is a good idea. Also, won't (or at least shouldn't) say that you look too healthy to have eating issues. BMI isn't that great an indictator of anything and most professionals understand that.


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Re: Eating Issues? - January 13th 2017, 04:12 PM

Thank you Kate.
I have had that experrience before which is why i am hesitant to bring it up.


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Re: Eating Issues? - January 15th 2017, 04:06 PM

Hi,

I am sorry to be replying to this again but I have another question and I did not want to start a new thread.
I've been feeling dizzy at least once a day for the past few days or something like that. What can I do to help with this?
I was in the shower yesterday and I felt dizzy and I thought I might fall because I was having a hard time keeping focus on my balance (no idea if that makes sense).


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Re: Eating Issues? - January 15th 2017, 04:58 PM

Honestly, it could be anything. Not being a doctor, the first things that come to mind are you could be getting sick, low blood sugar, dehydration, or low blood pressure from not eating/drinking enough. Especially in a hot, humid environment (even for a short time), this can be an issue. Try drinking small amounts of something like juice and see if that helps.


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