Is my friend too thin at 95 pounds?

I'm so glad I found your site on the Internet! Eating disorders are hardly acknowledged in Asia and I'm starting to get really worried about my best friend. My friend has been on this crazy diet for 6 months since we started freshman year at law school and she's lost 17 kilograms (37.4 pounds)! She...

Friends I sit with at lunch started eating 100 to 200 calorie lunches. Is a call for attention?

Recently, my best friend was diagnosed with anorexia. After that, the friends I sit with at lunch started eating 100 to 200 calorie lunches. This was a huge change from the normal meals I'd seen them eat. Is this just a passing call for attention? Wow, that's interesting, but not surprising. Are all your friend's...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with anorexia?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with anorexia? The Behavioral Health Nutrition practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with patients who have eating disorders. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state, the type of service you...

What should I eat to help my metabolism speed up?

I had an eating disorder a few months ago. Now it seems like my metabolism has died almost completely. I gained 25 pounds of fat weight in two months. I was 95 pounds, but now I weigh 120 pounds and I don't feel healthy at all. I'm over fat now because everything that I...

I have been suffering of anorexia for as long as I can remember.

I have been suffering from anorexia for as long as I can remember. I spent 9 weeks in Renfrew and about 2 years going to a Registered Dietitian. I fear to put food in my mouth for I am afraid that it will turn to fat. I also see two therapists each week and...

Do you know what happens to the body when laxatives are overused?

Do you know what happens to the body when laxatives are overused? I am using 5 pills every night for the last few years. Lately, I am been waking up in middle of the night with terrible stomach pains. I am wondering if the laxatives have an impact on my stomach. Don't tell me to...

I exercise everyday for 2 1/2 hours.

I do exercise every day for 2 1/2 hours. I eat very carefully. Yes, I am addicted to laxatives. I am afraid of what will happen if I stop. The dietitian I use to see (for more than 2 years) tells me that I am killing my insides that my bowels will stop working and...

I have a female friend who weighs between 100 to 105 pounds

Here is my question: I have a female friend who is 16 years old. She weighs between 100 to 105 pounds. Also, she is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She is doing several things. First, she went on a water diet and lost about 10 pounds. Then, she tried diet pills, once almost overdosed. Then,...

I will lose control of my weight if stop taking laxatives.

I feel like I will lose control of my weight if stop taking the laxatives. I even take the laxatives with me when I go out at night so I won't miss laxatives time. Renfrew (eating disorder clinic) thinks I should come back to them so I can get myself off the pills. I talked...

I don’t want to be ill or anything, but the idea of being fat makes me think that I’d like to control my weight forever.

Thank you for responding so quickly and for your answers. I plan on seeing a doctor soon. You prompted me, though, to ask questions about my eating habits. I don't really talk about it, because I am pretty knowledgeable about eating disorders. I understand that it is a mental illness and that the "eating" part...