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fat or boating in bulimia recovery?

by ash

I have heard that bulimics get fat or at least gain a lot of weight when in recovery, is that true or is it just boating?

Shaye Says

Hi Ash,

Some people do gain weight during recovery... but, others stay exactly the same. A few people even lose weight... It all depends on how far off your 'natural weight' you are...

At least 3kg's of what people gain in recovery is likely to be the body re-hydrating... Bulimics often live in a state of dehydration - and when we begin to hold things down, our bodies take a great big drink...

I hope this helps Ash...

All the best,

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