I have been in recovery for 2.5 years with several slight relapses, but this is the biggest one. I am 5'6" and weigh 90 pounds in my underwear only. My mom suggested a 2500 calorie meal plan, but I am worried this is too many calories. I would really like to reach 95 pounds as soon as healthily possible. What do you suggest? Please reply ASAP! Thanks!!
I would highly suggest medical, nutritional and psychological support. At your low weight, you may need to do a refeeding program. Starting at a low calorie amount and add 150 calories per day while being medically supervised. Too quick of a weight gain can cause electrolyte imbalances and could impact your heart. To learn more about treatment programs visit the bella vita website. Seeking intensive care at this point seems to be a wise way to go. Anorexia keeps reappeating until we deal with the underlying issues effectively. Best, Dr Patricia Pitts Los Angeles, CA
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