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Help - October 11th 2017, 01:04 PM

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I am so hungry. It's lunch and all I can think about is food and my mouth is so dry. I have bought 6 biscuits from the common room, and I'm desperately trying to calculate the calorie content of them. I know I will probably eat pasta for dinner (as my mum has made it) and I am desperately trying to figure out the amount of calories which will be in that. I want to eat, but can't go over my calorie limit. I hate this, it is so hard. I am so tempted to eat the biscuits, but I may end up eating too many calories and no doubt my mum will make me regret it and trigger me when I get home.

This morning my mum was calling me a freak and weird and stuff. I don't know what to do. I know that people suggest eating small things slowly, but I can't. I don't want to gain my weight back and continue to be a freak. Idk.
Also, (TMI alert-sorry) I went to a no.2 after 14 whole days yesterday night. And after, I went back in my bed to sleep and got this massive sharp pain where I think my bowels are? I'm not sure. It's gone, but sometimes I get pains there and my stomach feels really bloated. Idk if this is related to my eating...

I guess I am being a bit difficult here. I want to eat, yet I won't. Sorry about that

Any advice is appreciated

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Re: Help - October 11th 2017, 01:40 PM

I am so sorry that you are having a hard time with this right now. First thing you need to do is take some deep breaths to try and calm yourself down. When we're upset and angry, also feeling other things and we're like this because of what's happening, it is really hard to try to fix the situation when we are like this. Everyone does this so please don't be too hard on yourself.

With all of the food that you have, can you try and put some away so that you don't eat all of it? Can you try and talk to some of your friends so you're not thinking about food? If you're around other people focus on what they're talking about and then you may not think about food anymore because you're joining into the conversation.

Do you have a nurse at you're school, if you do can you go and talk to them and let them know about the pain that you're having right now. If you tell the nurse at you're school they can contact you're mom and see about taking you to the doctor if you need to go and see what is going on with you. If you don't have the best relationship with you're mom I would talk to the nurse because this way they will be able to get her in and talk to her and be able to help you out.

I hope that everything works out with you and they will be able to help you more. Lots of Hugs.
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Re: Help - October 15th 2017, 06:58 AM

I've had that pain where after a BM I get a sharp pain in my intestines and I think it's something to do with food moving through, or being now able to move, or moving through a tight corner, or I really have only a vague probably wrong concept of what's going on inside. The pain passes and I'm grateful.

One trick which I have no idea if it works or not, but some have suggested it does, or at least ought to, is eating "Mindfully".

Usually I eat I'm doing something else at the same time and not really paying attention to what I'm eating.

The idea is, if I'm not paying attention, my brain doesn't register that I've eaten, so it continues to tell me I'm hungry.

So the idea is, if I pay more attention to eating, and really focus all of my attention on eating, so my brain really gets the full message that I am eating, I did eat, then supposedly that should appease my brain and it will then say, "OK. Thank you for eating. Now I'm satisfied, and I'll stop telling you I'm hungry."

I have no idea if this works (because I still insist it's more important for me to do two things at once!)
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