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I want to recover but i don't know how to start.

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Hi, i am a 18 year old girl struggling with an eating disorder. For the last six months a i have been eating from 500-900 calories a day, i rarely go over 900 but only by 20-30 calories. I am 160cm and the last time i weighed myself i was 44 kg, i also lost my period a few months ago. I know this isn't a healthy weight for me and i am tired of counting every single calorie i eat. I want to recover but i don't know how to start. Should i increase my calories slowly (100 a week) until i reach my maintenance? And is it okay to keep exercising in recovery?

I just need some advice on how to just start and how to deal with weight gain and eating a lot because with 900 calories a day i still feel guilty after eating.


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replied August 16th, 2017
Eating Disorders Answer A61993
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Keeping caloric balance around 3 to 4 thousand calories is desired in your case, Consult a dietitian and let them help a diet plan to cover up your needs. psychotherapy for eating disorders will help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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