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What exactly is categorised as an "eating disorder?" - February 3rd 2009, 05:51 PM

As the title says. I mean, when you just don't feel like eating for a while, is that an eating disorder? I recently caught a glimpse of a few repulsive photos of myself, and I'm looking into losing some weight. Easiest way would to just not eat for a few days. I take daily vitamins, and wrestlers do this all the time to make weight... so that's not a disorder, right?


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Re: What exactly is categorised as an "eating disorder?" - February 3rd 2009, 06:14 PM

Eating Disorder noun.

Any of various psychological disorders that involve insufficient or excessive food intake.
   
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Re: What exactly is categorised as an "eating disorder?" - February 4th 2009, 06:16 PM

We cannot diagnose any eating disorders, dear. I'm assuming it has more to do with the mentality than the eating itself, in your case. Wrestlers might do the same and go to extremes to lose weight before a match- I certainly know someone who does the same for his sport. If you are doing this because of self-image or some other cause, it's a sign that something may be off. This starving period you may partake in to lose a few quick pounds isn't healthy, physically nor psychologically. Over time this will slow down your metabolism and make gaining weight even easier. If you believe that you really do need to lose weight, speak to your doctor or a dietitian so that you may plan out a diet/exercise regime. You should also voice your concerns to your doctor if you fear that you may be developing an eating disorder. It can lead to a lifetime of health problems and struggles, so please take care.

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Re: What exactly is categorised as an "eating disorder?" - February 4th 2009, 06:23 PM

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Eating Disorder noun.

Any of various psychological disorders that involve insufficient or excessive food intake.

Does this mean that if I eat normally, but throw up on occassion I don't have an eating disorder?

(I know you're not doctors. I'm making a point.)


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Re: What exactly is categorised as an "eating disorder?" - February 5th 2009, 04:27 AM

Heya emily as sylvie has mentioned none of us on here can diagnose you with an eating disorder. However to be suffering from vulimia, I believe that you have to purge twice a week for two months. I hope this helps. Please feel free to pm me at any time. xxx


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Re: What exactly is categorised as an "eating disorder?" - February 5th 2009, 06:11 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_disorder

An ED isn't a diagnosis, it's a broad category for other disorders.


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