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Once the body of an anorexic gets accustomed to the lower calorie intake, it significantly decreases muscle mass and slows the metabolism. There is often quite a bit of swelling in the abdomen among people who do not eat enough. An anorexic diet often is lacking in protein. The body then uses muscle mass to provide for the necessities just to stay alive. Fat and other calories are burned in the muscles. The only rational way to loose weight is to eat a balanced diet with a good percentage of protein, and to exercise enough to keep the muscles in tone. Not only do anorexics LOOK diseased, they truly have a serious medical condition that can be life threatening. One would think that Karen Carpenter would be an example of what NOT to do.

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Q: Why do you gain weight if you are anorexic and don't eat?
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How do you gain weight so people don't think you are anorexic?

just eat.

How do i eat but not gain weight'?

dont eat

What happens if you are anorexic and eat a lot in one meal and do you gain weight because of it?

No. It takes 3,500 calories to gain a solid pound of body weight. One meal will not do that.

Is there a way not to gain weight back after being anorexic?

Sadly, no. After you loose a ton of weight while your anorexic, your body sort of gets used to the amount your eating and that's how you can sustain that weight. Once you start to eat more, you throw your body off track and will gain weight rapidly (or at least a lot quicker than you lost it).

How much should a Anorexia person eat and how much do they actually eat?

Anorexic people don't eat but dont become anorexic!

When you eat a diet that is high in carbohydrates you?

You gain weight if you dont exercise

When you skinny how do you gain weight?

just eat more and dont stop

What are some ways anorexics lose as much weight as possible?

Anorexics do not eat. That is how they loose weight....Bulimics purge which means they eat then throw up..if your anorexic you dont eat hence the definition of anorexia

I am twelve my height is 5'6 and 140 pounds and want to be anorexic but i dont ant my mom to find out?

your twelve dont be so stupid! why would you want to be anorexic ?! if u want to lose weight do it sensibly. eat healthy and exercise! anorexia is a psychological disease. if your mom found out she would be awfully disapointed. dont put her through that. dont be silly. you dont need to be anorexic

Why do you eat so much and dont gain any weight?

Metabolism and/or work out

Can you gain weight while smoking?

Yes, smoking can raise your heartrate but it is still possible to gain weight if you dont eat properly or excersise

Why don't anorexic people eat?

Anoriexics do not eat so that they do not gain weight. Combines with not eating much, they exercise a lot to burn calories in a way to lose a lot of weight very quickly. It is very dangerous, though.

Can you gain weight in 2 days?

Of Course!! People gain weight everyday, you just have to eat more than usual and dont get too much exercise.

Why do you gain weight when you eat very little?

you don't gain weight when you eat very little. you need to exercise and eat little portions of your meal and you will not gain weight, you will gain muscle by working out but not the weight.

How much do anorexic people weigh?

it depends on your height and bone formation,,, a petite girl may be anorexic by the weight of 70-85 lbs,,, a tall girl may be anorexic by the weight of 100-110 PS: and mostly big boned people doesnt depend their being "anorexic" by height,,, they depend it on how they eat and how often or how healthy... why? because their bones add weights to their "lbs",,, so they dont tell if the person is anorexic or not... eat lots of vegetables,,, fruits moderately eat meat and seafoods,,, dont skip breakfast... the most important meal of the day... try consulting a doctor if your really confused,, :) hope I helped,, :)

Are you anorexic if you only eat tea at the end of the day?

Anorexia is based on weight, not what you eat. But if you continue ONLY eating tea all day you probably will loose enough weight to be considered anorexic.

How can lifestyle affect weight?

if you eat in the resturan and dont cook then you will gain weight lol did you know that? u 7 lol

When you eat sweets do you gain weight?

Yes you do gain weight.

If you don't eat do you lose weight?

If you dont eat nothing it means that 1). Your anorexic or 2). You just want to lose weight right away and yes it will make you lose weight but in an unhealthy way so just do the basics like eat right excercise n watch over yourself keep eatiing right dont force yourself to lose weight

What are the short term effects of under eating?

Short term effects:can become anorexicCant control what you eattry to gain weight but its really tricky because you never really eat alot

What causes people to gain weight and lose weight?

If you eat fatty foods like Oreos or twinkies. Also if you dont exercise

How fat can a person be?

It ranges on the person and their genes of the family. If you can eat A LOT and not gain weight then you may never gain weight but if you eat a little and gain weight then don't eat that much

How can you gain 10 pounds fast because you are very skinny for your height?

easey. what you do is you eat alot. i tend to eat when i get bored and also when im hungry and i seem to be gaining alot of weight latly that i dont want. im working on loosing it, but to gain weight is simple, just eat and dont think about how fatty the food is just keep eating and sooner or later ull gain alot of weight.

If you are anorexic can you eat a fat free yogurt without gaining weight?


What type of diet and exercise should you use for weight gain rather than weight loss?

dont do any exercise and eat mcdonalds