Anorexia recovery calorie needs

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Avatar n tn Nutrionally you need to make sure your getting all the food groups, protein, carbs, veggies, fruit, startches. All of them, and eatting at least a 1200 calorie diet. Which i know for someone w/ anorexia seems like a ton, but if your really worried about your periods, it's somthing that you need to do.
Avatar f tn It is true that some people go through a stage of bingeing when they are in recovery from anorexia. The body is malnourished and is trying to get what it needs to restore itself and its functioning. Also, the fact that you started puking to control your weight could be another reason. From my experience and others that I know, purging is mentally addictive and an outlet. I know that once I start purging again (after periods of doing better), I tend to resort to it and binge and purge more.
766752 tn?1234946743 Hi there, Unfortunately, in recovery from anorexia it's not really uncommon to have these feelings, and physical symptoms. I know it makes it much, much harder, but it's just part of it. When one's body has been starved for so long, it has to "readjust" once it starts getting food again. It WILL pass though and when your body gets used to the idea of getting food, and learns to trust you again, this will not continue.
Avatar n tn My family thinks that I have Anorexia. I have a histroy of mental health problems, including; PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, and ADHD.
687561 tn?1238400426 Dear Melimeli, I am really happy for you. It sounds like you had a hard time with infertility and weight issues and you must have really fought a strong battle to overcome and conquer your ED. Just to clarify... I know that you need to be a healthy woman needs in order to sustain a life growing inside of you! "Anorexia" is just another manifestation of my many other health issues... or should I say it is secondary to my other issues. It doesn't matter anymore.
766752 tn?1234946743 I was thinking the opposite. I was thinking that it's not a lot of food for someone in recovery as when you are in recovery your body actually typically needs more food in order to restore. I am concerned but proud of you if this is what you can get in within a day's period.
Avatar f tn s needs. I remember the weight gain scaring me a lot too at first but my recovery team reassured me that the number is not what I should be worrying about and my recovery is about me not my weight. Just keep that in mind that the number shouldn't control you or scare you. Maybe you should try blind weights if it bothers you which is not uncommon in the recovery process. Talk to your therapist about these issues so you can express your feelings in a safe environment which can support you.
2215229 tn?1339342648 s because of past trauma or self loathing and depression and you need to deal with that before even thinking of recovery. Recovery is impossible without tackling why you had the ED in the first place, what you were trying to use it to.cope with. Therapy. Very important.
773368 tn?1235322140 I've had anorexia for about 2 years now. I've been in and out of hospitals. This past year I've had the opportunity to recover by myself, or else I'd be going right back to the hospital. I was maintaining a "danger zone" weight for 6 months. My doctor was finally fed up and told me if I didn't gain any weight, then she'll have no choice but to put me back into a hospital. I was like, **** THAT.
Avatar f tn So I'm a 16 year old girl, about 5'5' and 110lbs. I'm on a calorie restricting diet and exercising a lot to lose weight. My family doesn't know and I can't talk to them about it due to circumstances i cannot discuss. My one friend who knows about this tells me I'm on the verge of anorexia and people at school are talking about me saying how skinny I'm getting. When people originally told me this I took it as a compliment, now I find it embarrassing.
Avatar m tn // Diagnosis of eating disorders requires you to step outside of it and ask for help. The best place to start may be to have a physical and express your eating practices and concerns over your weight at that time. If your physician agrees you have an unhealth relationship with food, they may suggest the next step for help.
918035 tn?1274644533 I myself have 15 years recovery from an Eating Disorder; not Anorexia, but I have spoken with many people who have longterm recovery from that as well. Over time, your symptoms will get less and less frequent and when you are in recovery if something upsets you you will think about restricting, but will have other tools to handle your feelings. I think it is very much important for you to receive treatment for your Anorexia because it is very very hard to do it on your own.
Avatar n tn Ok so my girlfriend has what has been classified as anorexia nervosa by her doctors that was much worse in the past than it is now. She has raised her calorie intake but she is afraid to bring it up to completely normal levels. Right now she is at a healthy body weight but she would still like to lose some pounds.
918035 tn?1274644533 You have many symptoms of anorexia. Anorexia is not about the food, it's about underlying issues that causes a person to go away from food. I will advise you to speak to an adult. Hopefully, you could talk to your mom or dad. You need to get some professional help and support. You need to see a medical doctor just to check on your overall medical condition and growth.
Avatar n tn In addition, the unusual eating behaviors do not point to recovery. Recovery would involve eating 3 balanced meals a day with 2 snacks. For you and your friend could earn more about eating disorders by visiting the bella vita website. You could express your concerns with your friend and likewise he could speak with her directly to learn more about her treatment and recovery.
Avatar n tn I have struggled with anorexia for a long time and am currently in recovery. Your internist isn't trying to blow you off by giving you the answers she did. And don't feel alone - very few people recovering from eating disorders take pleasure from the process. While TV and articles can make it sound like an idyllic and nurturing process, it often feels like jumping off a cliff. Doing the right things feels incredibly wrong because of how you've conditioned yourself to think.
Avatar n tn My 21 year old daughter is anorexic and in denial. I am trying deparately to reach out to her, to no avail. Her feet are swelled everyday. She eats a good breakfast and a salad for dinner. She has lost 30 lbs and wants me to stop her from eating. She tries to feed me all the time and has every symptom of anorexia. Please tell me how I can approach the situation. She is moody and doesn't want to be around anyone - very unlike what she was a year ago. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Hello ~ Recovery from anorexia is a process that can take many years. It is common to encounter the emotional, psychological, and medical consequences of this disorder even after a long period of stabilization. The toll anorexia takes on one’s body can be immense. It is an integral part of recovery to stay closely connected to your physician and have regular check ups.
1379808 tn?1279327710 I'm sorry but there is no doctor on this forum, just other people who have dealt with eating disorders. I can hear that you are very stressed by your eating and weight. I strongly recommend you get a referral to a therapist experienced with eating disorders. Unfortunately they tend to get worse with time not better, but you are young enough that with the proper treatment you could get into recovery. Best of luck to you! Life doesn't have to be such a struggle.