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Postby Chelle » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:00 pm

If you are experiencing any problem & thing's might be out of controll and get you down and you dont know where to turn to, there are some helpful link in every State where you live if you ever need help or just need to talk to someone for some helpful advice:

lifeline 131 114
kids help line 1800 55 1800
Justask on 1300 13 11 14

Anorexia is characterised by:

• Extreme concerns about weight
• Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat
• Deliberate maintenance of a very low body weight
• Often absent menstrual cycles

People with anorexia have an intense desire for weight loss and to be thin (often unhealthily so). Although people with anorexia are usually underweight, they generally believe that they are "fat."
Food, weight and appearance often become the main focus for someone who has anorexia. Concentrating on food and weight becomes a (conscious or unconscious) way of dealing with or managing intense emotions or emotional difficulties that they are experiencing.
Both males and females, from any social or economic background, can suffer from anorexia. Although the disorder usually begins in the late teenage years it can manifest at any age, and its onset is often associated with a stressful event or a period of dieting.

Some of the common signs of anorexia may be:
• Being afraid of putting on weight
• Calorie counting and/or obsessively avoiding of high fat food
• Marked weight loss
• Not wanting to eat
• Being hungry but not wanting to admit it
• Over exercising
• Obsessive weighing
• Getting cold easily
• Irregular (or absent) menstrual cycles
• Feeling like they are too fat even though they may be very thin
• Nails and hair become brittle
• Dry and yellow skin
• Preference to eating alone or only eating around other people
• Feeling depressed and irritable
• Lanugo, or fine body hair, on the trunk and face

If you are experiencing a number of these things, it may be helpful to talk with someone you trust, like a family member, teacher, psychologist or local doctor.
Check out your local phone book or to find out details of people you can approach for assistance in your local area. Or, you can also ask a doctor to refer you to someone who can help you.

What is Bulimia?
Bulimia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder. Eating disorders is the term used to describe a group of illnesses where someone has a distorted view of body image and extreme disturbances in eating behaviour. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder are all different types of eating disorders. You may want to check out the factsheets on the right hand side of the page for more information on other eating disorders.
People experiencing bulimia go on regular eating "binges", which involves consuming large amounts of food in relatively discrete periods of time whilst accompanied by feelings of being out of control of one's food intake. The binge eating is usually followed by feelings of guilt and anxiety about becoming fat and this results in a need to get rid of the food.

Common ways of getting rid of food may include:
Over exercising to burn the calories
"Throwing up"
Taking laxatives, diuretics or diet pills
Not eating for several days after the binge.
Bingeing may be used as a way of coping with anger, depression, stress and sadness.
Some of the common signs of bulimia may be:
Eating unusually large amounts of food
Being secretive about what is eaten and when
Visiting the bathroom after eating
Over exercising
Being very critical of one's self
Regularly tired/lacking energy
Sore throat
Decaying teeth

If you are experiencing a number of these things, it may be helpful to go and talk with someone you trust like a family member, teacher, counsellor or local doctor. Check out the Help Near You section or your local phone book to find a counsellor or doctor in your area.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Most people overeat every now and again and it is not uncommon to occasionally feel as though we have eaten more than we should have. However, regularly consuming large amounts of food when you are not feeling hungry, usually to the point of feeling overly full, and at a much faster rate than usual is known as binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is similar to bulimia except that the person does not get rid of the food after eating.

Some of the characteristics of binge eating include:
Feeling that eating is out of control
Eating what most people would consider to be a large amount of food
Eating to the point of feeling uncomfortable
Eating large amounts of food, even when you are not really hungry
Being secretive about what is eaten and when
Being embarrassed by the amount of food eaten
Feeling disgusted, depressed or guilty about overeating.
If you think you do one or a number of these things, you may want to speak to someone like a doctor, nutritionist psychologist or counsellor.

Eating Disorders Foundation Inc.
PO Box 532
Willoughby NSW 2068
Ph: (02) 9412 4499
email: [email protected]

:arrow: New South Wales
~NSW Centre for Eating & Dieting Disorders (CEDD)
email: [email protected]

:arrow: Victoria
~Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria
1513 High Street
Glen Iris VIC 3146
Ph: (03) 9885 0318
Fax: (03) 9885 1153
email: [email protected]

~Centre of Excellence for Eating Disorders
8th Floor CCB
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan Street
Parkville VIC 3052
Ph:(03) 9342 7507
Fax: (03) 9342 8216
email: [email protected]

~The Butterfly Foundation
PO Box 453
Malvern VIC 3144
Ph: (03) 9421 3923
Fax: (03) 9421 2537
email: mailto:[email protected]

:arrow: Queensland
~Eating Disorders Resource Centre
225 Logan Road
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Ph: (07) 3891 3660
Fax: (07) 3891 3662
email: [email protected]

~ISIS - Centre for Women's Action of Eating Issues
625 Fairfield Road
Yeronga ALD 4104
Ph: (07) 3848 3377
email: [email protected]

~Eating Disorders Support Group
C/- Women's Community Health Centre
PO Box 1128
Aitkenvale QLD 4814
Ph: (07) 4728 2399

~Anorexia & Bulimia Support Resource Centre Gold Coast Association Inc.
PO Box 391
Pacific Fair
Broadbeach QLD 4218
Ph: 07 5522 8865
email: [email protected]

:arrow: South Australia
~Eating Disorders Association of South Australia Inc.
217 Portursh Road
Maylands SA 5069
Ph: (0 8332 3466
email: [email protected]

:arrow: Tasmania
~Community Nutrition Unit
3rd Floor Peacock Building
Repatriation Centre
90 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Ph: (03) 6222 7222
email:[url][email protected][/url]

:arrow: Western Australia
~WA Eating Disorders Alliance
Contact through:
Carers WA
255 Walcott Street
North Perth WA 6006
Ph: (0 9444 5922

:arrow: ACT
~Women's Centre For Health Matters
Building One
Pearce Centre
Collett Place
Pearce ACT 2607
Ph: (02) 6290 2166
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Postby alibiner » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:26 pm

thank you
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:15 am

this is such a great thread for people who really need the help but dont know where to look. its nothing to be embarrassed about and especially on a forum like this, there are a few members who do have disorders which are obvious, but they can get the help they need by reading more about it and asking for help.
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby sandrah » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:19 pm

thanks chelle for posting this info!!
having worked in this area for many years and i believe there is a fine line between all eating disorders and sometimes we can go from one to another without realising!!!
most people who use this forum have some kind of eating disorder, including me! or we wouldnt need the support we get from this forum to help control our eating/weight.
please read the above post as we often dont realise when our disorder is becoming serious and often life threatening.
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby Glenny » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:16 pm

Thanks for that, a very useful post.
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Postby Addy112 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:23 am

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Postby motivation_must » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:12 am

This is all so true. People used to put me down and i could never loose a kilo. But once i went on a weight loss retreat they taught us how to support each other. We were having so much fun i didnt need to eat extra food to make me feel better. I lost 15kg in 2 months and ive never been happier in my life. We are all in this together. Lets help each other!
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby lucyd » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:59 am

Thank you for all of these great resources. I believe the main thing is to maintain a high motivation and never give up
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby alliek » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:55 pm

Thanks for this. Sometimes it feels easier to take the easy option. Especially if you been dieting for years and nothing ever works. I guess what I got from this is to find a way to keep motivated. Lucky for all the successes in the forum.
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby Jacqueline » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:52 pm

well the truth is. i want to lose weight again. i am only 17. i am 5'8" tall and about 60kgs. i feel so depressed. :x anyways i just dont know how to lose this weight. i am not trying to be pathetic but i really am worried about my weight i have previously had anorexia at 13 i went from about 63kgs to 49 in a few months.anyways at 5'8 and 60kgs i shouldnt look at fat as i do thats why i need help and advice.
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Postby bluet » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:47 pm

Anorexia is a common thing for teens today because they want to follow the lead role of the supermodel, and thsi extreme case is an international problem now. I guess its not just about the weight, its about the self esteem
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby Healthspan » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:03 pm

Drink water- Put away the alcohol and the sugary sodas and switch to water. Today you can even buy flavored water, if plain water is not to your liking
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby missladyluck » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:24 pm

hey i'm going through a program right now which is pretty good. I didnt have a serious weight issue just needed to lose 40 pounds or so and this one made it happen for me. It talks about both, exercises and diet. Really useful and makes sense IMO.

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Postby grawger » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:32 pm

Awesome information thank you.
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Re: Helpfull info & advice

Postby sanjidcapa » Mon May 04, 2009 4:36 pm

Hello guyz,
thanks for posting this info!!
having worked in this area for many years and i believe there is a fine line between all eating disorders and sometimes we can go from one to another without realising !!!
Thank U agin.
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