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10 Jan 2013 13:53 #14842 by ricky1
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Hello Guys can any one tell me that's what is the distinction between anorexia and bulimia? I believed if you toss up what you eat, it's bulimia, and if you go without food, it's anorexia?Any other details?

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10 Jan 2013 14:12 #14843 by TheFastDoctor
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Anorexia means ABSENCE of appetite. Bulimia is EXCESSIVE appetite but the habit of vomiting (voluntary) afterwards. Thus both lead to malnutrition but in the former there has been no intake at all. In the latter, the food plus some body minerals and water is expelled again.

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10 Jan 2013 14:13 #14844 by AbbeyOfThelema
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hi, there are a few types of bulimia -throwing up everything you eat -binging and purging which is eating tons of food then throwing up to compensate - exercise, fasting, or laxative bulimia which is over exercising or fasting or taking laxatives to make up for a binge.

anorexia is constantly restricting calories, say only eating between 0-800cals a day. it can include intermittent fasting but generally i think thats bulimia.

thats all i know about that as i dont have either of those disorders, however ther is a wealth of knowledge, including warning signs etc, on the web, just google it :)

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10 Jan 2013 14:37 #14846 by TheFastDoctor
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Thanks Abbey. I would really think it is largely misplaced to refer to IF (Intermittent Fasting) as a form of bulimia... we consciously decide when and what to eat and when to fast. We have full control over what and when we eat. That's the OPPOSITE of bulimia.

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10 Jan 2013 15:41 - 10 Jan 2013 15:45 #14847 by Ockeghem
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Although no one in my family has ever had either anorexia or bulimia, I have often wondered if having my children see me fasting as often and as regularly as I do is wise. I have heard and read that anorexia and bulimia are more prevalent in females than in males. Assuming that this is correct, I have been cautious about discussing prolonged fasting with my children (four of whom are girls) because at their ages (18, 13, 11, and 8) and weights (none of them are even close to being overweight) I didn't want to instill in their young minds that fasting is essential for them at their ages. My wife does fast on occasion, and when she does she and I have discussed having our children eat only fruit and vegetables on the same day that she fasts. I can't imagine that this would be a bad thing for our daughters.

My oldest daughter (18) has toyed with fasting for one or two days, which I would most certainly support. (She knows that I fast for two and three weeks at a time.) She has had talks with a co-worker or two who try to tell her that fasting is not good for you, because you 'starve your body.' I told her to have them look at me after two or three weeks of fasting. I can jump up and down, run around, and remain active without an ounce of food for two or three weeks. If I am convinced of nothing else, I know from experience that people in general consume way too much food, and far more than we will ever need in our lifetime. This is another of the reasons why I fast as often as I do. :)

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10 Jan 2013 16:49 #14848 by TheFastDoctor
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Fasting can actually be useful in preventing or treating eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. During a fast you establish "communication" between the mind and the body, as you don't just eat the way your ancestors taught their descendants. Eating disorders stem from a lack of such communication, when the mind is unaware of the hunger or satiety of the body. Some of the most successful interventions I have made in anorexia was based on fasting.

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