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Is it Bulimia if....

Postby Rev678 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:53 pm

I'm "recovered" technically.
Old habits die hard I guess?

But recently I find myself half-ass purging?
Like I'll eat too much... and then purge just enough that I don't have that really full feeling...
But not enough to get that empty feeling.
It's not related to anything emotional this time around.
I just eat too much mashed potatoes or something...

But like... I don't wanna fall back into old habits...
I just don't know if I should be concerned... or like... just try to portion control better...

I dunno.
Gimme your thoughts?
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Re: Is it Bulimia if....

Postby Holodeck » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:53 pm

I do this. Not sure if it counts, but I still think of it as an eating disorder all the same. I basically purge enough to stay in shape, but do binges every few days. I wish I could quit it all together, but not sure how. When I don't binge, the want to is all I can think about. :/
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Re: Is it Bulimia if....

Postby salted lipstick » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:41 pm

Bulimia isn't measured by the degree of purging. If you are purging and you binged more than a normal person would, this is a relapse. The sooner you acknowledge it, you can start to work on it. Basically, if you are asking "is it bulimia if..." then it's bulimia. If you weren't having thought wars about your food intake and purging, then you wouldn't even be asking the question. You'd just be a regular person, eating a meal and not doing anything unusual to compensate for it.

All the best, I hope you can get things back on track.
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