I'm looking for some advice from those who are suffering or have suffered with bulimia.
My girlfriend has bulimia. She admits that it used to very serious back before I knew her, making herself sick after every meal. Now, she only does it now and again (that I know of). I've tried to help her and always offer a non-judgmental ear.
Recently, she has become unhappy with her weight. Since we have been together (nearly two years), she has gained weight and to be honest, it isn't a bad thing that she wants get herself fitter. She goes to the gym often but she also snacks a lot on things like crisps and biscuits. Recently, she's been skipping breakfast and lunch, I dare say that if i wasn't there, she'd probably skip dinner to.
I've tried to talk to her about the dangers of her diet and do everything I can think of to help. In addition, I keep finding that she is making herself throw up after eating. She hides it and denies but once I tell her how I know, she normally comes clean. She knows its a really bad idea but she is struggling to control it. I don't know what else I can do.
She is very self conscious and continuously asks me if I think she's fat. I tell her she isn't and try to reassure her but, and I feel like an awful person for saying this, to be honest, she does need to lose weight. I would never say that to her though because im worried about what that would lead to. I hate lying to her and feel that although I'm doing it for a good reason, ultimately, I'm not helping her in that sense by lying to her.
The last thing I want is her to be unhappy or unhealthy. I guess what im looking for is advice on how I can help her control her bulimia and also how to approach the idea of weight lose without making things worse.
Any help would be appreciated.