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Old 07-19-13, 05:59 AM   #1
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I'm a 16 year old girl, I weigh 46kg.
I have sever depression, anxiety and stress.
Recently I have been eating a lot, probably because I don't go out and I get bored at home so I just eat. I eat my feelings, my guilt, and my thoughts.
I know I'm not fat, but I can't help but feel so disgusting and disappointed in myself for eating.
After I eat one thing, big or small I give myself a lecture in my head saying I didn't need that meal, I could have gone without it.
I tell myself next meal I won't eat, but I do.
I just want to stop. Please help me.
I feel disgusting and it's ruining me.
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Old 07-19-13, 06:52 AM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with this. How many meals a day are you eating?
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Old 07-19-13, 07:21 AM   #3
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I don't have meals really, I just have a lot of 'snacks' throughout the day
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Oh I see. How often do you have snacks, and what type of snacks?
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First of all, it is absolutely amazing that you talk about this problem now, not in 5 years, 10 years.
Can you define what is "recently"? How long?

Lecturing yourself is something you definitely should stop doing. I think the best is to talk to someone. The depression, anxiety, stress, these are serious things but I tell you, the fact that you recognize this in you already is an amazing start. To me it took all my teenage years. You really should talk to someone. An adult, a professional. These eating habits of yours are due to your depressed feelings, but I think only a professional can tell you things for sure.

I wish all the best for you! Talking about your problem is an amazing way to stop it from going further. :)

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Old 07-19-13, 08:04 PM   #6
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Probably every hour or two, usually it's yogurt, noodles or milkshake. I just feel so disgusting and I regret it, but Can't stop
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Eating once every two hours with meals like that doesn't seem that bad to me (well, the milkshakes could be concerning, depending on what's in them), but I'm not exactly an expert. Binge eating is a problem for many people though, so have you talked to a doctor about it?

My workout routine requires that I eat as frequently as you do, and if you're someone who's naturally thin or athletic, especially if you're getting enough exercise, it may not be as big of a concern as you'd think. It can be healthy in many cases. It's more the beliefs around eating, and what's driving you to eat that are concerning. What about your eating makes you feel so disgusting?
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Old 07-20-13, 06:30 AM   #8
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Literally everything I eat, not matter what, healthy or fatty. I just feel fat.
Basically straight after I swallow something I feel it go straight to my legs.
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Is that really true though? If you weigh 46kg, I would say it's pretty unlikely that you're fat. If you've been eating that way for a while, it's unlikely that you'll become fat anytime soon. You don't need to accept those beliefs if you take time to examine them, and realize that they are actually false.

When you start thinking that you're fat, it's important to challenge those thoughts. Those thoughts are not helping you at all - they're poisonous, and they're making you beat yourself up over nothing. Remind yourself that you're not actually fat, and that having some body fat is actually really healthy and normal anyways, there's nothing wrong with it at all. With some practice, you can learn to intercept those negative thoughts, and talk yourself out of feeling guilty or disappointed with yourself after a meal.

Something is clearly driving you to eat though. You sound very unhappy, and you need to change something in your life in order to turn that around. It would be good to work on the root cause: if it's depression/anxiety/stress, therapy would be best; if it's boredom, find hobbies to keep yourself occupied. Having other coping strategies for when you're feeling down would be a good idea too. Talking to someone about how you're feeling may help. Exercise is also something that works for a lot of people - it helps elevate your mood, occupies your time, and boosts self-esteem. Those are just a few suggestions for changes that you could make (and you may indeed be doing some of these already), but whatever you decide to do (it doesn't have to be anything I suggested, obviously!) remember that you don't need to try to change everything at once - just pick one thing, and stick with it for a while.
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