Anorexia recovery exercise

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Avatar f tn I gained 15 lbs in the beginning of my recovery from bulimia and then as I started eating meals and snacks regularly (that I figured out with my nutritionists help) and stopped using bulimic symptoms my weight balanced out to my body'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.
Avatar f tn I didn't count calories before, I'm scared that STARTING during recovery will make me obsessed. But I worry If I don't, I won't be eating enough. My plan is just to generally eat more until I see the scales climb at a rate of around 1-2lb a week until I reach a bmi of 19-20, Then I'll stop and maintain intuitively. Is this a good idea? (My doc says just to gain weight but didn't really specify how) Once my bmi is 19-20 can I consider myself physically cured?
Avatar n tn I started anorexia recovery 6 days ago. I'm 15 years old, female, 5"3-5"4, sedentary, only exercise I get is going to school. Every since my first day of recovery, I have been binge eating really really bad. I binge on sweets, carbs, and some salty foods. I can't stop, it makes me so frustrated that I start crying and it really makes me want to relapse.
1834774 tn?1318221029 I have been annorexic, bulimic, exercise addicted, a combonation of all three. I havent had my period in almost 2 years. When i get stressed my chest hurts and my heart tweaks, I get so tired that I can barely concentrate. I have emotional fits because I know how sick I am, I knw I need help. I cant eat because its never in moderation, always a case of all or nothing. I avoid food because I dont want to purge. I can eat vegetables until im full but that s about as adventurous as my meal gets.
Avatar f tn If you are not on any medications and are positive that there are no other underlying medical issues, then my only guess is that it is related to the food you are eating and the exercise you do. I don't doubt that you put on weight quickly during recovery, and my guess is you continued to eat the "appropriate" amount in hopes that your metabolism will eventually regulate.
1612312 tn?1324795460 , though you wouldnt really believe it to see it, I weigh about 200lbs. my lightest, at the end of my first bout with anorexia, i managed to get from 190 to under 140, which was amazing. I'm not saying the means justify the ends, but when I was skinny, my body felt more like a luxury sports car than a durable and homey suv... if that makes any sense. This first bout wasn't nearly as rigid and controlling as later on, but I did lose a lot of weight in a very small amount of time.
Avatar n tn Hello there, I have been battling various forms of Anorexia/Bulimia since my mid teens and now I am 26 years old. I am about 5'2 and weight around 78lbs. I am in the care of a physician and a therapist, yet I still feel a little lost on how to get started on my recovery, with what to eat, how much, etc. I think this is because I haven't eaten normally in so long my body doesn't know how to tell me what it really needs or when its had enough or not enough.
687561 tn?1238404026 I know I still have a long mountain to climb as far as becoming completely healthy but I am really working on myself and I am following a healthy Raw Food diet and I exercise everyday. I love babies and children and I always dreamt that someday I'd be a mom... but I have NEVER had a period. I have asked a doctor about this and was told that when I reach a "normal" BMI that my hormones will cause my period to start.
1223598 tn?1289972059 I have suffered from Anorexia / Bulimia / for 11 years. Are there any recovered or knowledgeable people who can offer me some tips, ideas and ways to overcome ED, "other than" therapy and clinics? I am seeking ANY alternative recovery ideas that fall under the category of self help. Such as coping skills, helpful tools, projects, books, what has helped other people recover other than therapy and clinics.
7188051 tn?1389029594 Hello, Ive got an ED, Anorexia, but im in recovery now. Accepting the weight is very hard, so i would like to lose weight again. How can i avoid this? I would like to eat "normal" with all vitamins and enough calories, but i can't do it alone. Im out of a hospital since 4 weeks.
Avatar f tn burning 300-500 calories in exercise each day. I am curious to know if 1200 calories would be a safe amount to begin consuming. I am 22 years old, so outside of the growing years. I am afraid that if I consume 1200 calories my metabolism will shut down. I gained more weight than desired from binge eating and now I'd like to lose a few pounds to get to a weight where I feel comfortable.
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.
918035 tn?1274648133 ), nutritious eating and moderate exercise, addressing cultural dynamics and spiritiual issues are all ways to gain recovery. For more on anorexia, visit the bella vita website.
918035 tn?1274648133 ive had anorexia since 12 years old, im now nearly 19. ive tried to recover so many times, but when i was younger i couldnt last long and i soon relapsed. however ive been in long term recovery for about a year and a half now! with only a few minor set backs. but now im sufferening with quite a severe relapse :( im even getting the urge to purge (i only ever had that urge a few times and its when ive been my worst..... at my lowest weight which was 91lbs at 5ft 5...
Avatar n tn Hi there, can anyone provide some guidance on recovery from a laparotomy? Was suppose to have been having a laparoscopy to remove my left ovary and large cyst within this along with treatment for endemetriosis, woke up to have had a laparotomy and the latter all done plus part of the fallopian tube with it. It is now three weeks since the op and I can at least move around more, no longer doing an impression of a ladybird on its back trying to get up...
Avatar f tn First of all I was just purging meals but then I began to binge. Since then I've gone through periods of anorexia then bulimia both accompanied with excessive exercise. In november last year I was hospitalized, but quickly fell back into the eating disordered behaviour as soon as I came home. I want to stop but I'm absolutely petrified of going back to just binge eating like I have done for as long as I can remember. I just feel like giving up and I can't see the point of carrying on anymore.
Avatar f tn I suffered from anorexia for 13 years, along with bulimia, laxative abuse and over exercising and it has been 2 years since I recovered. I gained over 50 pounds within weeks of reintroducing food and eventually my weight stabilized at 150 -160 pounds at just below 5'8. I work out lots and have tons of muscle but I have a fat layer on top and I am not happy with my body at all. I really want to have defined muscles and to do that I have to lose fat.
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15276189 tn?1439556007 In your case, you, and perhaps your eating disorder therapist, if you had/have one, will need to objectively monitor your exercise level, if over-exercise was one of the symptoms of your anorexia.
Avatar m tn Treating anorexia is very important for your recovery. To get a realistic view—log in what you eat. Keep a diary. Log in each food item you take, time at which you ate, purging if any or forced vomiting, laxative if any that you took etc. Basically a diary of what you ate—food, medicines etc, exercises you did—duration type of exercise etc. Consult the psychologist and nutrition expert with a diary of week-10 days.
766752 tn?1234950343 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.
5613711 tn?1370978271 5 stone in weight but im a health weight for my height. but people say i exercise too much. i exercise every day of the week for around 3 to 5 hours. Is this a problem? it doesnt feel bad to me and makes me feel more confident and like i can deal with other issues much scared that I may have a problem but dont think i do, What do you think?
918035 tn?1274648133 medically, I would recommend seeing a physician who knows about your eating disorder before engaging in any exercise as anorexia could create major (sometimes fatal) medical problems. I hear that you want to go to the gym so your eating “gets better” .Why do you want your eating to get better? To restore weight? To get healthier? If so, doesn’t the gym and “burning calories” defeat that purpose? It sounds like you are caught in your eating disorder’s grip of starvation and guilt.
Avatar f tn I've lived with anorexia for multiple years now, and recently I have also been having more frequent patterns of bulimia. I have finally realized that I don't want to live my life this way, as it has affected more than my physical health. My parents do not know, and we don't have the money for any formal treatment. So I'm wondering, what can I do to help get on the "road to recovery"?
Avatar n tn Also, from my experience (I have 15 years recovery from my own eating disorder) when you truly achieve recovery, it is no longer about how much you weigh but all the issues around it. You might also check to see if you qualify for free or low cost psychological services; therapy twice a month isn't particularly useful.
Avatar n tn Hello- I have been struggling with anorexia and bulimia for around 5 years now. I just got out of treatment from laureate in Tulsa Ok. Anyway, I gained about 18 pounds in 7 weeks. I wasnt allowed exercise, stairs or any physical acticity what so ever. Needless to say, the weight I gained looks like cellulite. Not just on my thighs but my arms, stomach and everywhere. You can understand my uneasyness about this considering my eating disorder.
Avatar n tn Is anyone out there a binge eater that would like to get into contact to help recovery? I've had eating disorders for the past 10 years...anorexia, bulimia, recovered on my own for a bit, but now after starting a career and having more stress in my life, I'm not normal anymore. I binge. I went on topamax for a bit and this helped but didn't like the weird side effects and I know I can't rely on drugs my whole life. I'm 26 and just want to be normal with food.