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katiebearr
June 26th, 2013, 04:43 PM
Lately I have been extremely uncomfortable with eating anything unless it's under 200 calories. If it's anything more I feel the need to punish myself. I've been trying to eat normally but I panic every time I see food. I want to devour it all, but when I do eat what I want to I feel disgusting and sick and huge.

This doesn't make a lot of sense but I think I have a problem.
I record everything I eat daily unless I binge because I am terrified of knowing the calorie count.

Miserabilia
June 26th, 2013, 04:49 PM
It sounds like you are seriously developing or having an eating disorder.

katiebearr
June 26th, 2013, 04:51 PM
It sounds like you are seriously developing or having an eating disorder.

I seriously don't know what to do.

Miserabilia
June 26th, 2013, 04:55 PM
I seriously don't know what to do.

Thats what the website is for :)
You can always ask for help here. just try to stop what you are doing.
Seek help for eating.
Dont loose weight if you are at a healthy weight.

katiebearr
June 26th, 2013, 04:57 PM
Thats what the website is for :)
You can always ask for help here. just try to stop what you are doing.
Seek help for eating.
Dont loose weight if you are at a healthy weight.

I can't get help. I refuse to go into therapy again. It was horrible and I felt worse for it.
I am not at a healthy weight. I am above a healthy weight.

Miserabilia
June 26th, 2013, 04:59 PM
I can't get help. I refuse to go into therapy again. It was horrible and I felt worse for it.
I am not at a healthy weight. I am above a healthy weight.

Then you can slowly try to loose weight the healthy way, starving your body isjust harming it and wont get you anywhere.

):

I really suggest you to keep a healthy eating diary or something, so you eat healthy but dont starve yourself or eat to little calories?

katiebearr
June 26th, 2013, 05:00 PM
Then you can slowly try to loose weight the healthy way, starving your body isjust harming it and wont get you anywhere.

):

I really suggest you to keep a healthy eating diary or something, so you eat healthy but dont starve yourself or eat to little calories?

I use myfitnesspal and try to eat 900 calories a day.
I weigh 150lbs. It's too much.

lightPainting
June 26th, 2013, 07:13 PM
I use myfitnesspal and try to eat 900 calories a day.
I weigh 150lbs. It's too much.

you are thinking this all wrong. 1st of all calories are a unite of energy. 1 calorie is the amount of heat need to raise water 1 degree C. but eating 500 calories of fruit will give you way more energy than 1,000 calories of cookies. why is this? well it's because fruit is easily digestible and has natural sugar (unlike the process kind you will every where else) what you need to do is eat cleaner. eat more fresh ripe fruits and don't be scared of the calories. If you don't believe me, Google about health benefits from an apple or a lemon or an orange.

TheSpiceMustFlow
June 26th, 2013, 08:34 PM
I would not even say 150LBS is THAT bad. Although it is fair say you could go down 30 pounds or so, strictly from a medical point of view. Besides, just watching calories wont do it, losing weight can be complicated.

Although that is not even a problem compared to the fact that it really does seem to be that you are developing an eating disorder. You said that you could not go to therapy. Have you tried talking to your parents about this? Assuming they will respect your wish to not go to another therapist? If not, maybe someone else you know? If not, someone or a group on here? This is a very helpful community from what i have seen so far. :)

Miserabilia
June 27th, 2013, 12:50 AM
I use myfitnesspal and try to eat 900 calories a day.
I weigh 150lbs. It's too much.

You need to eat 1500-2000 calories a day normaly, so just eat enough calories, in healthy foods like fruits and veggies.

katiebearr
June 27th, 2013, 11:39 PM
you are thinking this all wrong. 1st of all calories are a unite of energy. 1 calorie is the amount of heat need to raise water 1 degree C. but eating 500 calories of fruit will give you way more energy than 1,000 calories of cookies. why is this? well it's because fruit is easily digestible and has natural sugar (unlike the process kind you will every where else) what you need to do is eat cleaner. eat more fresh ripe fruits and don't be scared of the calories. If you don't believe me, Google about health benefits from an apple or a lemon or an orange.

I would not even say 150LBS is THAT bad. Although it is fair say you could go down 30 pounds or so, strictly from a medical point of view. Besides, just watching calories wont do it, losing weight can be complicated.

Although that is not even a problem compared to the fact that it really does seem to be that you are developing an eating disorder. You said that you could not go to therapy. Have you tried talking to your parents about this? Assuming they will respect your wish to not go to another therapist? If not, maybe someone else you know? If not, someone or a group on here? This is a very helpful community from what i have seen so far. :)

You need to eat 1500-2000 calories a day normaly, so just eat enough calories, in healthy foods like fruits and veggies.

Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it. But still, even the thought of eating fruit scares me. I am scared of eating almost everything.
But no, I cannot talk to my parents about this. My mum is understanding about most things but this completely baffles her. She's watched a documentary or two about this kind of thing and she said things like 'that's ridiculous, just give her a burger', etc and I know she'll be cynical about it.

I figured I'd make a post on here in order to make friends with someone in the same boat, just so I can maybe get a better understanding of what's going on in my own mind.