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TW: Eating Disorder, disordered eating. CW: Disordered eating and weight loss. Anyone losing weight and has a history of disordered...?

Does anyone else on a weight loss journey with a history of disordered eating, find the medical/psychological terms and tips used by the medical profession to just be fancier/medical jargon-filled terms for what you did when you were ill in the throes of disordered eating? 🤔

'Like make sure to drink a ridiculous amount of water. Or try to make sure your movement output matches the calories you're intaking'.

It really just dawned on me how fatphobic most of our global society is🥲

You're praised for engaging in those restrictive measures when you're overweight. As if 'finally you've seen the light' when working out multiple times a day when in a bigger body.

I do want to lose weight, but it feels like every system and institution is almost goading me to fully engage in disordered eating. And to hell with the consequences as long as you're in a smaller body😮‍💨

#ChronicIllness #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Agoraphobia #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #BackPain #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #BingeEatingDisorder #DisorderedEating #EatingDisorder #EatingDisorders #AuditoryProcessingDisorder #Deafness #BulimiaNervosa #Anorexia #Obesity #Insomnia #Asthma

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I’m too disgusted to look at myself anymore #BodyDysmorphia #BulimiaNervosa #EatingDisorders

I have tried so hard to overcome this on my own but it is only getting worse.

I hate my body. Not just the look but the feel. Not only am I constantly in pain but I am just ugly. I am gaining so much weight. I don’t recognize myself.

Why can’t I lose this weight? Why am I stuck like this? I don’t want to see my body. I especially don’t want my boyfriend to see my body. He doesn’t think I’ve changed physically but I see it.

I see how big I am. I see how disgusting I look. I am thinking of enabling my eating disorder so I can stop hating myself. I just want to stop hating my body.

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Pretty for once

I felt pretty for once. Everyone says I look good natural. I did my hair and everything. I am so blessed to have a woman who always says I am beautiful and helps me feel pretty on a more regular basis. #Love #BulimiaNervosa @catsaremyfriends

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Cramping is horrible— practically unbearable #BulimiaNervosa

There is no enjoyable aspect of bulimia but the most physically painful is the cramping. The pain has started becoming so bad. I’m watching tv and just trying to not binge. I only need to eat a healthy amount and relax. It’s going to be ok, I am stronger than my thoughts. #EatingDisorder #EatingDisorderRecovery #BulimiaNervosa

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I hope your day is going well! #BulimiaNervosa

I’ve been having a really hard day with my eating and it has me pretty upset. Powered through dinner and now I’m laying in bed trying to distract myself.

I hope if you’re seeing this you’re having a good day and you know that you aren’t alone in youe struggles. You’re wonderful 🩷 Photo is of my beautiful Frenchie girl to help brighten up your day!

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Anyone else want to be beautiful?

All I have ever wanted was to be beautiful and skinny. I am so glad I found someone who thinks I'm perfect just the way I am. I still feel haunted by the beautiful people around me. They all remind me I will never be as pretty as them. It hurts my self-esteem a lot. Please give me some kind words. #Selfesteem #BulimiaNervosa #looks

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I need to eat but

I need to eat but, I cannot bring myself to do so. My weight loss is going well. If only I was losing weight healthily. I don't want to worry anyone. I ate last night and ended up getting sick because I hated it. No one believes me except my amazing girlfriend and two of my best friends. My own parents think I'm lying. I take metformin for my PCOS which is what everyone who does not believe thinks is the culprit. I have tried explaining that I fast and make myself throw up on PURPOSE, but I get shut down. I don't know what else to do. I'm not even sure if my therapist believes me.

#BulimiaNervosa #EatingDisorders #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #WeightLoss

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I am trying really hard to cope with all the emotions, emotional/physical pain, and flashbacks. The past two weeks have been hell on wheels. I'm trying so hard to push myself. I have a lot going for me and it would be pointless to give up, even though I have days where I want to. I'm trying my best and asking for words of motivation! Thank you, guys. #BulimiaNervosa #Suicide #Trying #physicalpain

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What factors can cause an eating disorder?


Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.

Most eating disorders involve focusing too much on your weight, body shape and food, leading to dangerous eating behaviors. These behaviors can significantly impact your body's ability to get appropriate nutrition. Eating disorders can harm the heart, digestive system, bones, and teeth and mouth, and lead to other diseases.

Eating disorders often develop in the teen and young adult years, although they can develop at other ages. With treatment, you can return to healthier eating habits and sometimes reverse serious complications caused by the eating disorder.


Biological factors come into play when you have a close relative with a mental illness or an eating disorder. Type 1 diabetes and a history of dieting can also be a cause for eating disorders.


Stigmas around weight and appearance are some of the social factors causing an eating disorder. Bullying and historical trauma also fall under this category.


Psychological factors include how you view yourself, the compulsion to be perfect as per common stereotypes, or history of anxiety disorder.

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