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What's wrong with me?

whitelection

whitelection

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Oct 28, 2018
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It is so frustrating how little I eat yet I still manage to have fat on me. Other girls my age eat mountains, but they're skinny. I have a friend who is an identical twin; both she and her sister eat nearly thrice the amount I do, but they look like models. I'm not a jealous person, however, this is a trait I seriously wish I had.

Looking at my body makes me feel so depressed because I have gained some weight over the past few years--the reason? I suffered from ulcers throughout the ages of 13-15 and developed an eating disorder. I lost 9kg and it stayed there. Over the past few months, I noticed my weight is coming back up but it makes me look so ugly. I've always been self-conscious, but this just... makes me want to crawl into a hole and never come out.

I don't binge-eat, and my portions are small. I eat fruits and vegetables everyday, I avoid junk food and I've cut out soft drinks from my diets for years (ever since it became too painful to eat.) I recently started drinking juices with dinner because I thought they'd be energising, but my dad pointed out they're "too fattening" so I'm scared to drink those too. I have so many problems yet??? I've been tempted to crash diet but I'm not stupid--I'm aware of how harmful it is, and I have no intentions of going down the road of an eating disorder again... I think.

I started a light exercise and managed to lose 1kg within two weeks. I am so demotivated and ever since my father passed that comment, I swear I look bigger. I like to eat but I can't. I just want to be a normal person.
 
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chefbengenie

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Nov 3, 2018
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New Jersey
the funny thing is, you have to eat to lose weight. What you eat is the determining factor as well as the amount. Try to eat 5 small meals a day. The energy that you derive from eating helps provide the fat burning. Try to raise your heart rate for 20 minutes at least 5 times per week and that will help. You can also look into a vitamix or a nutri bullet and they can actually develop recipes which contain vitamins that help. Lastly, snack on items that actually add no calories such as lettuce, celery, whole fruits, etc. A visit to a nutritionist might be a good choice as well. But remember, each person is built a different way with different chromosomes, so you can't compare apples to oranges. Just research, eliminate carbs, sugar and processed meats and eat plenty of vegetables. Hope it goes well.
 
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