I’m truly asking for assistance with this post, dear readers. There are some issues with eating disorders that I do not understand, and looking up this information tends to lead to websites by teenage girls who have fallen into the ‘life is pain’ diatribe.
It’s no secret to my friends that I deal with bulimia. Last spring, things got quite serious. I worked through that bit fairly well, but I’m starting to have problems again. This comes on the edge of attempting to make my diet healthier. I knew better than to start watching calories, carbs, et c closely, but I did it anyway. And I’m now dealing with the fallout. I’m not in the binge/purge cycle, just restricting. Here’s my question– I’m averaging between 650-800 calories most days, but I feel perfectly fine. There’s no dizziness or fatigue (moreso than usual) or any other symptoms. What makes the low intake bad, then? Why is this such an issue if it isn’t causing me physical issues? I am truly confused.
This morning, the psychiatrist just shook his head and told me he was glad I’d be seeing the therapist soon. Very helpful, no?