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Do I have an eating disorder?

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I weigh 60 kg and I am 164 centimetres tall. My BMI is 22. I feel like that's to much. I avoid looking in the mirror whenever I can because when I do look to myself I feel fat. I'm obsessed about weight loss and I eat in general healthy although In can't seem to manage to lose weight. I think I eat on a normal basis but I have days where I don't eat much of where I eat more than I think I should and than I feel guilty. Sometimes I put my fingers in my throath after. I excercise regulary but not obsessivly. I have lost my appetite for a few days now so I only eat because I have to and even than I feel guilty. I don't feel like what I do is wrong but I know it's not good. Do I have bulimia even though I do not experience the binding part?

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From what you say I wouldn't say you had an eating disorder. You have a healthy weight for your height. It isn't healthy to be obsessed by food however. When I was your age I was around the same height and weight as you and had similar worries. At some point I gave myself permission to eat anything I wanted... and actually this helped. I started enjoying treats guilt free but not obsessing until I was so desperate I'd eat double or triple quantities. A little bit of what you like is a good thing... better than a lot of unsatisfactory good you don't like. You're young, enjoy yourself.

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Paulinedm in reply to Fluffymum

Thank you for helping me, I really appreciate it. Thing is, whenever I eat something I enjoy, it immediately adds up to my weight. Even the smallest things...

Suggest you need to talk to someone about your feelings around your body and food - also you say you've put your fingers down your throat - clearly that's not a healthy thing to be doing. ABC have a good website and a helpline - you could start there and see if that helps.

Thank you for your help! I talked about it with my parents yesterday and they're going to take me to a diëtist. I will check ABC out, thank you so much.

You should speak to your GP and get some help coming on here is the first step but you can't do it alone you need to talk to someone

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