Can an Eating Disorder Help Me?

by Madeline
(Virginia)

I'm thinking about starting to have an eating disorder to feel better about myself.


I know I shouldn't do it, but I feel so bad about myself, that I feel like it's my only option.

Please help me understand what I can do to have more confidence or why I shouldn't have an eating disorder.

Also, is burping a side effect of starting an eating disorder?


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It sounds like you would like to have more self esteem and confidence, but developing an eating disorder is not the way to do it. Starving yourself or becoming bulimic will only lead to additional problems, with both your mind and your body.

I am assuming that weight is an issue and you believe that you’ll have more confidence if you lose a few pounds. If you want to lose weight, you must do it slowly as well as change your life-style – exercise, play sports etc. and stay off junk food and fast food.

Fad diets are not long term. There is no magic switch to weight loss, but if you’re motivated to change you must do it ‘one day at a time’.

There are many reasons why you could be having gas. If you’re on a healthy diet it shouldn’t be unmanageable, but if burping becomes problematic, you may have to modify your diet, or see a physician about it.

If you lack confidence and self esteem now, developing an eating disorder is a sure-fire way of making your life worse.


Bev



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