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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Questions

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by 20 · 1 minute ago

i eat about 1000-1200 calories every morning, so i eat a lot of bread and peanutbutter. In fact in the morning i pretty much only eat bread and peanutbutter. Im a teenager, five five, and about 113 pounds. i have lost ten pounds since i began... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · February 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Eating like you describe will always result in muscle wasting and the flabby, skinny-fat look you have. Nobody ever actually gets an attractive body by starving themselves. Sure, your weight will drop, but your bodyfat percentage will actually... (more)

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by 118 · 2 minutes ago

Ok so this might be a bit long. I'll try to sum it up lol. If you read this all I appreciate it. OK so it started off last year when my mom suggested for me the paleo diet because I could not lose weight and thought I was eating healthy... (more)

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RK 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

First, I want to say that I think you are doing AWESOME. You totally have ownership of your health and you are acquiring knowledge about how to take care of yourself. You go girl. :) Are you getting into eating disorder territory? Yes,... (more)

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by 185 · 5 minutes ago

Just wanted to see how many of you have dealt with an eating disorder before going into paleo and if you still struggle with it while doing paleo. I just started writing a blog about my journey from raw food into paleo and beyond while running... (more)

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Jen_42 0 · December 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hey Rachael : ) Thank you for sharing your journey with us thus far. I have a similar background- have always been concerned about weight gain since early puberty and have gone through periods of extreme restriction, which then morphed into... (more)

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by 35 · 13 minutes ago

Hello! I just had my cholesterol measured for the first time the other day, and as my situation is a little messy, I thought I'd post to see if anyone might have some thoughts. I'm 23, 5'6", and currently 120 pounds. Dealt with a mild eating... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Elevated cholesterol is typical for blood lipid panels in anorexics. It is normal, and may be a protective mechanism. Do not worry about your cholesterol/blood lipids, focus on getting to a healthier body weight, and things will level out in... (more)

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by 10 · 13 minutes ago

Hi. I have some questions about recommendations for a healthy diet plan for myself. I do yoga, crossit (daily) an occasional mile run and I'm also in therapy for recovery from my Eating Disorder. I've been advised to seek a nutritionist so I'd... (more)

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elguaposbj 0 · August 22, 2012 at 1:48 PM

A lot depends on your current health and where you are in recovery. Refeeding is the most dangerous part of eating disorder recovery, (assuming anorexia...if this is a bad assumpltion I apologize). You need professional guidance if you are in... (more)

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by 2199 · 13 minutes ago

Have you ever battled anorexia nervosa (AN)? What has worked for you in overcoming it? To what extent have effective AN treatment been medically or dietarily treated vs through psychotherapy and body image cognitive treatment? Of course they are... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · August 21, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Hi, TH. I used to be anorexic from 12-15, kinda 16. I was treated in a hospital on 3 seperate occasions, and my last visit lasted around 4 months in duration. I will say that I do not beleive my psychiatrist played any significant role in my... (more)

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by 15 · 15 minutes ago

Hi everyone! So I've been struggling with BED for years now, and the episodes have become more and more frequent over the past few months. I eat pretty healthy on a regular basis, and then go into these maniacal eating sprees where I can scarf... (more)

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Team_Oberg 0 · August 03, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Unfortunately paleo cannot fix this problem entirely on it's own, you have to undress the underlying psychological causes of the binge eating. Paleo will help in the sense that you will feel more sated, and less hungry most of the time. Also,... (more)

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by 30 · 21 minutes ago

I'm hoping someone can give me some input... A little background on me: I'm semi-recovering anorexic/bulimic (that hurts to say out loud). Before starting Paleo I had lost about 25-30lbs, admittedly not in the healthiest way, and then stumbled... (more)

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Kevin_20 0 · May 23, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Seek qualified, professional help. While this forum can be helpful in grasping and implementing paleo concepts, an eating disorder is a serious medical condition and I doubt that anyone here is qualified to give you the help you need. Since you... (more)

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by 600 · 22 minutes ago

Brief background: I've always been big girl but it's hard to sell yourself 'It's just baby fat' when you are 27. Four years ago I lost over 30 kilos using Calorie King (counting calories limiting fat) I was told to only consume 20g of fat a day. I... (more)

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Amanda_13 0 · May 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM

As a recovered calorie counter/fat phobic that's been eating pretty strict paleo for four months, I have given up my numbers obsession. I no longer weigh myself, count calories or pay attention to how many grams are in what. At 30, this is the... (more)

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by 10653 · 26 minutes ago

Last summer, I began my road to recovery from an eating disorder. I did extreme caloric restriction + long hours of exercise. As I slowly increased my calories and cut back on exercise, I ate probably around 3000 on SAD and gained weight slowly.... (more)

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Mick_Jagger 0 · March 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Hi! I recovered (or rather, began my recovery) from anorexia in 2008. I also used to frequent caloriecount--back then, it was a pretty dangerous place (they didn't even have the 'Health & Support' forum!). As far as gaining weight with... (more)

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by 1579 · 31 minutes ago

Hello. I am having some success restoring weight lost due to an eating disorder and am getting close to no longer being underweight. I am wondering if a leptin reset would be a good idea, to fix my metabolism which I assume is still not... (more)

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Mallory_1 0 · January 22, 2012 at 2:02 AM

get weight restored, see your doctor helping your recovery and get tests, then decide what you need to do. weight restoration is not a number, it is a place, mental and physical that your blood work can reflect. if it isnt up to par, hormones are... (more)

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by 670 · 31 minutes ago

Hi! This is a general 'troubleshooting' question. I want to be energetic and happy, and I feel like something is holding me back physically. Some background: I am a 5'10 female, 60 kg, 19 years old, and in 2011 I put my body under a lot of stress... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · January 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

It sounds like you're on the right track to me. Adding in the protein and fats should help regulate your energy levels although it will take a bit of time to adjust. I'd say eat that first and then fill up on veg and/or fruit. If you need to... (more)

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by 1579 · 34 minutes ago

Hello! I have been told by my doctor that I need to be gaining at least 1 lb per week until I am not underweight. I am currently 5'0" and 88 lbs due to eating issues while on paleo. I am in college and my doctor could force me to withdraw if I... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 06, 2011 at 5:52 PM

I was also 88 lbs at my lowest due to an eating disorder (eating 800 calories a day) and I'm 5'3" and I'm also in college. I gained weight easily eating a ton of carbs (whole wheat bread, oatmeal, apples, milk and cereal, etc.) and doing some... (more)

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by 45 · about 1 hour ago

I am wondering if anyone else has suffered from disordered eating while on paleo or just unhealthy behavior over food? The reason I ask is because I am a recovered bulimic for about 15 years now. However, my relationship with food has never been... (more)

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DAC 0 · March 02, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I have wrestled with anorexia and some binge-and-starve bulimia. I understand what it's like to think you've got it licked, only to slip back into an unhealthy pattern seemingly without warning. That ED ember is never completely extinguished, in... (more)

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by 51 · about 1 hour ago

I think we all are. Right? At least to some extent. Initially I thought this was a joke. But apparently it's not. Now people that eat healthy have a mental disorder. http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_orthorexia_mental_disorder.html (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 03, 2010 at 1:58 PM

A disorder would be if paleo made you socially isolated or malnourished (like many raw vegans or macrobiotics). If you aren't an asshole about being paleo and you eat plenty of good paleo food, you don't have to worry.

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by 0 · about 23 hours ago

Hello all, Apologies for the length of this. Need some advice about weight loss and what I might need to do different to start losing. I???m a 39 year old male and have gained and lost the same 160 (!!!) pounds since the time I was in my... (more)

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samc 0 · April 07, 2014 at 3:58 AM

The faster you take weight off, usually the faster it is going to come back. I did several cycles of losing big amounts of weight over my lifetime and finally with sticking to a pretty strict Paleo diet I've slowly taken off a lot of weight and... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 hours ago

I know, it's always weird to post your body pics and ask random strangers what they think about it, but I really need honest opinions. I'm not an attention seeker. The thing is, mirrors lie to me. http://postimg.org/image/unatlbqp1/ (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Honest answer: I want to feed you, not eat you. In my opinion, you are quite a bit too thin all over and do not look very healthy.

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by 388 · about 23 hours ago

I need help. I figure it's best to be really honest here. I am trying to recover from unhealthy eating patterns. Mostly binge eating, sometimes anorexic eating, and a history/tendency of purging (that part's pretty rare now, but still runs... (more)

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Allison_14 0 · August 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I have been there too, Little Rain. I suffered from anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating for a little under a decade. I also found that my idea of nutrition clashed with the dieticians I saw. Could you find a paleo dietician? The sad thing is that... (more)

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by 187 · about 23 hours ago

hi there, so i have been paleo for a little over a year now, it has been a strict year of meat fish veg and occasional fruit and nuts with no paleo baked goods or dairy. i've been going through a really stressful time over the past few weeks... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

i was thinking about a 24 hour fast and plenty of water, but i dont think that will address the underlying issues this binge has raised. I'm not a mental health professional, but in my humble opinion castigating yourself by swinging in the... (more)

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by 10490 · about 23 hours ago

Paleohacks is the main forum I post at, so I realize that this may be more of a Paleohacks thing than a Paleo thing. But I am getting seriously disturbed at the amount of eating disorder talk that goes on. To clarify, I'm not talking about people... (more)

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MikePancho 0 · April 07, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Very disturbed as to what the user above has to offer on the subject and I hope it is not indicative of the kind of people that frequent the site...

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by 5 · about 24 hours ago

My husband has been eating a mostly-paleo diet for several months, and has been trying to get me to come on board. I was anorexic about ten years ago and though I am healthy now, I still find myself worrying about calories when I get stressed out.... (more)

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eric_9 0 · October 08, 2012 at 2:55 AM

I was there in the same place once. Looking back I think the advice I would give, if you were serious about going paleo, is to go slowly. Make the changes to diet slowly. Check out the feedback your body will give you.

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by 388 · about 24 hours ago

So... I will be starting counselling for an ED soon. Mainly binge eating, with a history of bulimia and anorexic eating. Mostly binge eating, though. That is the main problem I have now. I'll also be seeing a nutritionist. I've looked up the... (more)

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tdgor 0 · May 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

This answer is a bit of a ramble, because I have several different unrelated thoughts on this subject. One, I don't know how the initial interview is structured, but I'm pretty sure that at first, the nutritionist will be asking you a number of... (more)

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by 78422 · about 24 hours ago

In the last few weeks I've seen some behavior that I find worrisome. I have developed some real reservations about some of what happens on the site. I've seen people who are showing signs of eat disorders being encouraged to fast. I've seen... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · April 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM

While ultimately, we are all responsible for doing our own homework, I also think that we are each also held responsible to only give advice in a public forum with limited information on any one person that is broad and fairly generalized. No one... (more)

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by 10653 · October 30, 2014 at 3:54 AM

For a while I had an eating disorder and got down to a dangerously unhealthy weight (88 lbs at 5'3") and developed amenorrhea (didn't have a period at all in 2011). I started eating more (non-Paleo at first, then began Paleo around September) and... (more)

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gydle 0 · January 18, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Congratulations, April. This is a really good sign. It means your body is finally healthy enough to do what it was evolutionarily meant to do - nourish a new life. Not that you need to go out and make a babby right away, or anything, but...... (more)

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by 20411 · October 30, 2014 at 3:50 AM

My first thought is that people with certain eating disorders might be better off not going down the road of a very restricted diet that might end up reinforcing the very food issues that they are trying to deal with. I'm curious about you're... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · December 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Depending on how you define a Paleo diet, I don't think it is for everyone. For example some folks would not do well on a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. Kids for example just have different metabolisms than adults and I think they need... (more)

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