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Hobbitybluebird

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Hi I'm not quite sure how to word this, I'm a little embarrassed as I haven't admitted it to anyone. I'm a healthy size 12 but I hate my body, I absolutely loathe it. Self hatred is something I am dealing with throughout psychiatry and I also suffer from type 2 biploar. But for the past 2 years, I have been going through a strange routine of eating habits. I will starve myself, literally go for days on a couple of boiled eggs, water and coffee. But then I would binge to the point it makes me feel poorly. Literally eating everything in thrhouse, ordering takeaways, secretly eating. I can't seem to control the urge to binge after days of starvation. I feel the need to starve in the hope will lose weight but then after a week or so I just eat for a full day. I'm never sick afterwards but I have considered making myself sick, hoping to lose weight. Is this something that's considered dangerous?
 
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"The researchers found that 14.2 percent (125) of the study participants also had at least one eating disorder, with binge eating disorder (77) being the most common, followed by bulimia nervosa (42), and anorexia nervosa (27). The bipolar I and bipolar II patients had eating disorders at the same rate. Jul 31, 2010"


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"High Rate of Eating Disorders in Bipolar Patients". By Jessica Ward Jones, MD, MPH
Associate News Editor. worldwideweb dot pyschcentral dot com. Last updated: 8 Aug 2018 ~ 2 MIN READ.
 
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Try a few of these apps in Google Play Store:
Primary→
°Plan Meals - MealPlanner
°Diet Assistant - Weight Loss OR Diet Point - Weight Loss
°Good Food - Food Combing
°Juice Pro
°Meal Reminder - Weight Loss

Secondary→
°21 Day Fix® Tracker - Official
°Military Diet for Weight Loss OR The Military Diet

Never go without eating unless you are fasting or sick. If you do, one day you will overeat. Sunday-Fridag eat three small healthy meals and two snacks and water/juice/smoothie. Saturday is cheat day to eat what you want.

Oh yeah, exercise! I don't know what exercise type you would be interested in, but I like to dance, so Cize and Rockin Body. Also Piyo and Julian Michael workouts. Or homemade workouts→Yours.

Here's a hint I discovered, eat when your stomach growls, not when your mind wants to. You can try that.
 
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i wouldn't like to even attempt to diagnose as i am not qualified but yes ,i think you do need help ,im not sure if you have a psychiatrist? i would bring it up with them or your gp as what you are doing could be dangerous x
you are very welcome here i hope you find the forum useful
love fairy Lu x
 
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Thankyou for your advice. I'm just worried as I have started lying to family and friends about when I last ate. I haven't eaten today at all.
 
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You're welcome. Don't worry it just makes you stress and want to overeat.

Be honest with your f&f especially if they're wanting to be there for you. Let them know yes I haven't eaten today and I shouldn't feel bad for not doing so. It's just one day.

Your f&f seem like they want to support you into a healthy relationship with yourself. That's great! Let them! But also help yourself become better daily too. Don't overcrowd them.

If eating and not eating is a problem for you you need to learn to balance it out.

To not eat or to eat is when your body signals your mind it is or isn't ready to eat.

You need to train your mind how to properly go about eating.

Going without eating for a day isn't deadly, but don't make it a habit because it can become deadly.

You can go without water for a week or 10 days then you die.

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However, severe symptoms of starvation sets in at 35-40 days and you can die at 45-61 days.

If you stop eating and drinking death is maybe a few(4)days to ten days.

Our food digest from the stomach to the small intestine in 6-8 hours. To leave the entire body 24-72 hours.

Try not to binge on food and don't binge on medicine after fasting from them voluntarily or involuntarily in a day. Don't overeat/overdose. Not healthy or is deadly.

Eating routine:
5 small meals or 3 big meals.
Or eat when your stomach growls and not when your mind feels like it should uncontrollably. It's about self control.

Body=Emotions=Mind=Feelings=Body

GL GB BS!
 
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