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Do you actually loose weight and get rid of food while purging?

by Krissy

Hi you are such an inspiration to me and I just wanted to say that this website means alot to me. I've been bulimic for 3 months now and I feel sick, I was trying to loose weight but I really haven't. Someone told me when you purge, you don't get up all the calories/food. What do you actually get up? And how do you loose weight?

Shaye Says

Hi Krissy,

I'm glad that you've found my website... And that it is helping you :)

The reason bulimia doesn't work for weight loss is because it actually makes you obsessed with food... A lot of people who become bulimic even end up gaining weight because they just can't control their binges...

Also, when you throw up, you only get out around 50% of the calories you've eaten... Often, it's even a lot less than that.

Please, try your best to return to normal eating now... It's early days for you and your body will bounce back very quickly. The last thing you want is to realize 10 years down the track is that bulimia gives you nothing - it only takes, takes and takes!


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