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Problem - September 15th 2018, 08:36 AM

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Okay, so I know for a fact, I'm overweight. I mean, I know its not just what a see in a mirror, but I was told by a professional that I need to engage in physical activity and not snack as much. This was last year and I weigh more now. But I was also told to be aware of the symptoms for diabetes as well. I'm very aware of the harm this can cause, yet I can't bring myself to stop. As of today I'm surrounded by things warning of Eating Disorders and I'm at a point where I fear if I begin eating less (I.e. The several snacks) and exercising too much, I'll actually get anorexia or bulimia. But I also have to control myself? I don't know. I'm just stuck on a road with two visible paths and a happy medium is hidden.

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Re: Problem - September 15th 2018, 11:06 PM

So just because you stop snacking and start exercising doesn't make you a risk for developing an eating disorder. Most people think they are just about not eating, or over exercising but that isn't the case at all. They are a mental illness and you do not just choose to have one. They can be caused by both genetic and environmental factors like the thin body ideal that is portrayed now a days. They can be linked with other mental health issues.

So just because you know about eating disorders doesn't mean you are automatically going to get one if you start working out and cutting out junk food.

But all of this doesn't mean you actually will develop an eating disorder. If you are really concerned then I suggest you talk to your doctor to see if you can work out a plan for eating healthy and exercising, they may refer you to a nutritionist that can better help you.

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