Are there any health risks associated to chronic eating of sand? Is chronic eating of sand an indication of any particular disease(s) or health condition(s)?Updated 23 September 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! One potential reason behind the chronic eating of sand is pica, an eating disorder in which people compulsively eat substances that are not food and […]Read more »
I am now in recovery for anorexia nervosa, but before that, I developed lanugo. Once I have recovered from anorexia, will the lanugo disappear?Updated 9 August 2021 under Ask Us.
First off, congratulations on your recovery journey, it’s not easy. You should be proud of all that you have accomplished thus far. You are well on your way to a […]Read more »
Thank you for this question. Telling your parents about your struggle with bulimia can definitely be nerve-wracking, but can also be so important to make sure you’re able to get […]Read more »
When I was 13 years old I struggled with an eating disorder and was significantly underweight. I have since been in recovery and I eat consistently, but it has been 4 years since my last period. I had an appointment with my gynecologist. They ran several blood tests, but everything came back normal. Is there anything I can do to help regain my period?Updated 19 January 2021 under Ask Us.
First, we would like to congratulate anyone who has adopted healthy coping skills for managing their eating disorder, it’s not an easy task, but one that should be celebrated! Eating […]Read more »
I am in recovery for a restrictive eating disorder. At treatment a year and a half ago, they made me gain 30 pounds in 2 months. Now I am considered borderline obese based on my BMI. I want to lose weight, but don’t want to trigger myself. Help?Updated 10 December 2020 under Ask Us.
The “BMI” which stands for Body Mass Index is a public health tool that is used to assess population health, but isn’t a great tool for assessing an individual’s health. […]Read more »
I’ve lost weight for the past 10 months but my family tells me that I’m too thin now. My BMI is 18. I know that I eat less than 1000kcal a day. But just seeing my plate full is making me sick. Should I be concerned about having an eating disorder?Updated 5 November 2020 under Ask Us.
Regardless of your BMI, eating less than 1000 kcal/day is not healthy for anyone. The minimum calories per day for a 20-year old female would be 1400 kcal/day, and even […]Read more »
I have been fat since childhood. I think I might have an eating disorder. I feel guilty after eating my meal, and then weigh myself like 100 times in an hour. I want to lose about 10 kg. What is your advice?Updated 17 September 2020 under Ask Us.
It sounds like you could benefit from meeting with a qualified mental health provider to discuss the feelings of guilt you have around eating as well as working to improve […]Read more »
I am in anorexia recovery right now. I am scared that I am going to lose control and gain too much weight because of my metabolism and not eating anything. Will my metabolism speed up and burn enough calories as I recover?Updated 22 June 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for asking this question. When anyone restricts food intake for an extended period of time, the body’s metabolism responds by slowing down because the body needs to conserve […]Read more »
Is it possible to still have Anorexia even though I am not underweight? I have some symptoms, but I am overweight. Should I talk to my doctor?Updated 13 April 2020 under Ask Us.
This is a great and important question! Eating disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa, can affect anybody and do not have any specific “look”. They affect individuals of all body shapes […]Read more »
There are some weeks I don’t feel hungry at all and then suddenly I feel the need to eat a lot, even if I’m not on my period. Am I bulimic or is this normal at 17 (years old)?Updated 4 March 2019 under Ask Us.
It can be normal to be hungrier on some days than others based on a number of factors such as hormones, age, gender, sleep, stress, and physical activity level. However, […]Read more »