Wednesday, July 12, 1995

Do I have an eating disorder?

Everyone in my family as well as my friends thinks I'm too thin but I don't see it. I'm 21-years-old and at 4'11'' I'm very small for my age. I weigh 88 lbs. I have an extreme fear of eating in front of people. I feel weird when I eat in front of others and I wonder what they're thinking or if they think I'm fat. I regularly skip meals and restrict my diet because I'll start to feel sick if I eat over a certain amount. Usually I eat once a day at the most twice. I count calories and sometimes don't go over 300 a day. I do exercise but not to extremes. I don't like looking at myself in the mirror because I think my stomach is too fat and I'm just generally unhappy with the way my body looks. Am I developing an eating disorder?

Answer on Do I have an eating disorder?

I think that you definitely do, and you need help to get out of it. I found this article that I think will help you. Its entitled "Do I Have an Eating Disorder?" In the beginning of the article it shows quotes from other people going through similar things you are. Then it helps you to identify which eating disorder you have and ways to help you turn back to being "normal" again. It also shows steps to recovering and very good advice that has helped many people. I really hope you read this and that it helps!

All the best :)

http://watchtower.org/e/200610a/article_…