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Can one have an eating disorder and not be concerned about their weight?

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Answered 2010-05-10 17:32:14

yes. Eating disorders aren't actually about weight but more about control. The weight loss can become the focus, but with regards to bulimia and binge eating disorder, it's more of a way to deal with emotions.

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You don't simply get one. It's not a physical choice. In fact an eating disorder forms mostly from a distorted body image and refusal to maintain a "normal" weight.

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Not in and of itself. It's unhealthy, yes, but there are more criteria for diagnosis of an eating disorder than the restriction of calories alone. Eating only one meal a day could certainly be a behavior of someone with an eating disorder.

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You should consult your doctor immediately if you think you have an eating disorder. If your doctor feels that medication would assist you with your disorder then one will be prescribed for you.

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The secret to breaking free from emotional eating lies in resolving the issues that cause the eating disorder to occur. If you simply take away the food the disorder will continue when it is available.

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A 2000 calorie a day diet is normal for the average adult. Anything less nay be trouble depending on the size, weight , height and age of the person. it wouldn't be a eating disorder if a small child ate 1000 calories a day. eating disorder are MENTAL ILLNESSES how much or how little one eats isn't really the disorder. No, just because someone eats less than 1000 calories doesnt mean they have an eating disorder, they could just be on a crash diet. eventually (usually within days or weeks) they will stop no harm done.

this can be considered an eating disorder not otherwise specified. You have anorexic and bulimic tendencies in this case. The only weight you will lose is water weight. there are many side effects to a situation like this including tooth decay, ruptured esophoagus, hair loss and many others. if you or someone you know has these tendencies seek help before its too late.

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