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Starving at night - March 16th 2010, 06:29 PM

Hey guys... I had a quick question.
Lately I've been forcing myself to go to bed hungry.. I eat a few good meals in the day, but I stop eating late in the evening, to the point where my stomach is growling while I'm trying to go to bed.
Would you consider this an eating disorder?
I've always had a problem with my weight, and used to go to a doctor because my mom thought i was anorexic....
But lately it;s just been the going to bed hungry.. The part that worries me though is that I LIKE the fact that my stomach is empty and growling, and the fact that I can control myself not to eat (even if it is just in the evenings...)
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Re: Starving at night - March 16th 2010, 07:48 PM

It may not be an eating disorder right now, but you need to really watch because it may turn into one if you are not careful/

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Re: Starving at night - March 17th 2010, 01:36 AM

i think you should seriously watch this.... thts exactly how i started and iv had my ED for a year. You dont want to get thrown into all the fasting binging and puging and most of all disappointment! trust me thts not the cycle you want to get into.... maybe the problem is deppression or anxiety? maybe you can go to a doctor about those problems because thy are known to trigger EDs. If you are actualy medicaly overweight i would suggest seeing a nutritionist to help you get healthier. hope this helped
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Re: Starving at night - March 17th 2010, 02:36 AM

Well, it's how mine started out as well. I would get off work and eat a couple of leaves of lettuce at around 4 or 5 then go to bed hungry. Af ter year, my stomach shrank to the point where I couldn't get a sandwich down . Definitely watch yourself. We're here to help if you need anything though.

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Re: Starving at night - March 20th 2010, 02:39 AM

I agree with the others. While it's not an eating disorder right now, it could be the start of one, so you should be careful.

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Re: Starving at night - March 22nd 2010, 06:22 AM

Restricting at all is not good, it doesn't matter whether it's during the day, or just at night. It's dangerous, and can let to a lot of health problems. If you haven't already, you might want to try talking to your school counselor, because it might not be serious right now, but it can quickly turn that way. This is how mine started, so be careful, and be good to yourself, you don't need to starve.

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Re: Starving at night - March 24th 2010, 11:40 PM

Ya, it could easily develop into an eating disorder

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