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Postby anouk » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:51 pm

Hi... I need some help here. For the past year, I had anorexia/bulimia, dropping to about 36kg before putting the weight on again... I also seem to have really stuffed up my metabolism in the process.

Even though I'm sitting at my normal weight now (around 44kg- I'm a 21 yr old female who stands around 155cm tall), I am still gaining weight. I'm eating sensibly (low carbs, lots of fruit, vegies and water), I'm exercising reasonably hard 5Xa week and I'm still gaining weight!!! I wouldn't mind dropping a few kilos, but I'd ideally like to stabilise my weight.

What gives here??? Can anyone help me understand what on earth is happening? I'm mystified. I saw this community, and I thought that you would probably be the people to ask.
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Postby electrongirl » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:02 am

For someone who has had eating disorders in the past, I think maybe you should be speaking to a Doctor.

The healthy weight range for your height is 48kg -60kg so according to that your still underweight. Your body is probably trying to make itself healthy again.
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Postby milkyway » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:05 am

Hi there anouk and welcome to our forum :)

I don't have experience with either annorexia or bulimia but like Electrongirl suggests, I too think these questions are for your doctor.
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Postby Mandie » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:07 am

You should weigh approximately 50kg for your height. You should weigh more if you have a sporty/athletic build. Not less!

You are gaining weight because you are currently underweight. If you are having issues with this again, you should see your doctor before you fall off the wagon...

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:50 am

ditto to what everyone else has said. have you tried toning areas of your body as opposed to losing weight?
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:01 am

Ditto to the above. Really, if you are exercising hard 5 times per week I would be expecting you to be building a lot of muscle tone, combined with good eating, the weight you are putting on is NOT likely to be fat but good, healthy muscle.

Of course all we can do is guess since we can't see you and have an in depth discussion like your doc can. DO NOT substitute our advice for a GP's. Given your history, you must realise that you are at a greater risk to having body perception problems so please talk with your doc who can give you personalised medical advice about what your weight is doing and where you are medically.
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:47 pm

yeah i absolutely agree...get yourself to a gp love who can give you some advice and some help if u need it ;)
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