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I don't want help but.. - January 10th 2009, 07:15 PM

But, I don't think I have much choice. I don't understand or remember how it started but it wasn't like I was starving myself, I was just busy in my mind with things at the time that I wasn't thinking about eating so I forgot to. That was, I don't know, a week or two ago and I'm still doing it. I am eating but it's about one proper meal with the rest being small snacks that aren't the best things to eat, and it's gotten to the point where I'm eating just so I won't feel hungry and I don't have to eat much to feel full.

I'm starting to not notice the fact that I feel empty and just when I feel really sick because I haven't eaten anything yet and that scares me because I don't want to be but the thought of eating when I feel sick just makes me think, well aren't I going to be sick anyway? I don't know what to do because in my eyes it isn't a problem, I don't want help, I don't want to bring it to anyone's attention and I don't want it to seem like I'm looking for attention because of it and when I've done it before (it would only be a day or two) it was because I had a reason but at the moment, it's just like a habit or I just don't have a reason but I just don't want to stop. I don't know if this is going to lead to anything but I'm getting worried because I haven't managed it for this long nor has it been this bad before.
   
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Re: I don't want help but.. - January 10th 2009, 07:19 PM

If you're getting worried you're right to post here. Snacks may not be healthy but they can be quite filling especially in large numbers.
Physical activity is another thing - sitting infront of the computer or the tv will use far less energy than physical exertion in midwinter
   
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Re: I don't want help but.. - January 11th 2009, 10:35 AM

I used to have the same problem. I would be too distracted to think about eating and then suddenyl I was sick to my stomach because I was so hungry, by that time I didn't want to eat because I knew I would get sick.

Trust me, you don't want to keep this up. It is so unhealthy and you will lose so much weight, and not in a good way. You will become weak and your immune system will start weakening too, making your body vulnerable to attack.

I would suggest to set an alarm somehow, three times a day, and eat at those times. Weather it be a peanut bbutter sandwich or a whole meal, eat something healthy at those times. This will be enough to keep your immune system built up and not cause your weight to plummet.
   
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Re: I don't want help but.. - January 11th 2009, 10:58 AM

Its good of you to post. Its not a road you want to be taking. Particulary when your in control to choose not to. If you find snacking makes meals harder, either eat healty snacks or dont snack and just eat meals.

Sometimes eating apples can make your appetite better... Good luck, and try not to let the habit kick in xxx


   
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