Exercise & Fitness Community
Recovering anorexic calorie consumpation?
About This Community:

Take charge of your health by joining others like you. Ask a question, join a conversation, get tips: fitness, nutrition, and management tools / trackers.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Recovering anorexic calorie consumpation?

When I was about 14 I decided I wanted to lose some weight. So  I started to. And then it got out of control and I became obssessed and went from about 148 to 114 in about 3 months (I'm about 5'4). I would burn off every calorie I ate and was obssesed. My period stopped. Then, I started to chew and spit and binge and purge, which actually caused me to gain most of my weight back. This went on for about a year. So, recently I decided I decided I wanted to lose weight again. So I started to eat around 150 calories a day and burn it off (like old habits!), and then I just went down to 40 to 0 calories a day for about a month. This caused me to go down to 102. The other day, while going up the stairs, by heart felt as if it would stop. I couldn't breath! I knew I had to stop this. So, I confessed to my mother and just really out of the blue decided to start eating again. Now, I am terrified of gaining weight and really really don't want to. I've searched a whole lot on the internet to see how many calories I should be eating throughout the day (considering that I do power walk 4 miles everday) and the amount I should be eating varies on websites from 1,300 to 2,000. It's so confusing! And, is my BMR lower since I was only eating 20 calories per day? But I was eating 20 calories per day for only about a month? Help!
Related Discussions
Avatar dr m tn
Hello!

Anything less than 1500 calories is not considered good for maintaining body functions. I would always suggest you to stay in a BMI of 25.

Achieve at least 20-22 BMI.

With 102 pounds and a height of 5 feet 4 inches you are at a BMI of 17.5 which is below normal value.

If you are in growing age which is till 20 your height will not increase it will remain around 5 feet 5 inches, you can get protein energy malnutrition, your energy supply can be on ketone bodies the break down products of your body protein, cardiac abnormalities etc.

This is not healthy as you are also walking and exercising and not leading a sedentary lifestyle.

If you have this kind of determination then eat at least 1800 calories with complex carbohydrates and protein avoiding fat and exercise regularly to maintain a BMI of 22.

The condition you are in is called Bulimia Nervosa with intermediate Anorexia Nervosa which is effecting your menstrual cycle. Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
4059843 tn?1465214932
Blank
mishymoshymarcy every day is getting harder... Comment
19 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo commented on KeeLolo's status
21 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo Did MedHelp listen!?!?! The... Comment
Jun 26
Blank
Weight Tracker
Achieve your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Exercise Tracker
Make exercise part of your routine
Start Tracking Now
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Barbourville, KY
Exercise & Fitness Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Barbourville, KY