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Think you've got an eating disorder? Help is on the way

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Im 11 and I weigh 95...and Im the one who feels fat

by sprinklecookie on 3/20/2013 8:41:53 PM


this is urgent please answer it. I'm anorexic (I knew I was since September but I was too ashamed to tel anyone) and I have reccently started cutting my self. I know it's bad I just can't stop. I always get teased at school and I get bullied. Sometimes I feel worthless and depressed so I cut. And I've been going to this councillor lately to talk about bullying and she saw a cut on my wrist and she asked me if there were any more issues I needed to talk about. I was too nervous to tell her so I said no. I feel really bad for not telling her, but Im too scared to tell anyone! I can't really explain the situation either. Its kind o hard to explain what I'm going through. Sometimes I do eat but then I feel really bad (even if its just like a banana) and I puke it out. Please help what should I do!??


Hey hun. You should always tell your counselor the truth, that's what they're there for! They 100% want to help you and will only steer you in a positive direction. I'm sorry you're going through a rough time and I really hope you and your counselor can discover how to help you best. If your still too nervous to talk to your counselor face to face, try this anomynous counseling hotline 1-800-999-9999 and


Jenn S.

by Sarah_12 on 11/23/2012 1:44:20 AM


Hey, I really need HELP PLEASE... So lately everytime I eat I feel really bad after.. Like I always think about wanting to make myself throw up.. I never do.. But I constantly think about it after I eat and I feel fat.. I'm 5'6 and I weigh 116ilbs... And also I look at the calories on everything before I eat it... I don't like eating anymore.. I feel so terrible and fat after
I eat something... Even if it's just something small... Is there something wrong with me.? Should I tell someone about it.? I'm scared... :/
P.S. I see a councilor.. Should I tell her.?

Hey girl,

Give yourself a break! You are a perfect size, and it sounds like you are super healthy! You should definitely talk to your counselor or another trusted adult about how you have been feeling so that they can give you pro advice. You should never make yourself throw up, and as long as you are being active and eating mostly healthy foods, you don't have to count your calories! Talk to your counselor as soon as you can and remember that you are so, so beautiful exactly how you are! xo

Meghan D.

by smileywarrior21 on 9/14/2012 6:26:44 PM


I'm muscular but i think im fat because im about 5 feet tall and weigh ((weight hidden by mod)) pounds. Please help im not sure if i should diet because idk if muscles are going to make me weigh more or if im just fat. Please help.


Hey girlie,

Muscles weigh more than fat, so yes you will weigh more if your muscles are toned and defined. Basically, if you're in shape! Instead of looking at the number on the scale, make sure your lifestyle is healthy. Don't diet, but eat well - well-balanced meals full of lean meats, fruits, veggies and grain. Exercise a little every day (and it sounds like you won't have a problem with that!). If you're treating your body well and making sure it's healthy, you don't need to diet or lose weight. It's all about health!

Lauren C.

by puddinface7 on 8/26/2012 11:12:24 AM


I kind of have blumia and anorexic. I either eat alot and try to throw it up or not eat.

Mod mod mod mod

by cupcakerbakeson on 6/13/2012 7:28:30 PM


please help! Lately I've been trying low calorie diets and starving myself. When I cave and eat normally I feel as thought I've just binged and I get mad at myself. I don't know what to do...I don't know what to say to anyone!!

by allamericansassylassy on 3/22/2012 2:24:41 PM


MOD! Please help!
I've been anorexic for a month or two, and I went to get help. I explained the situation to a close teacher at my school, and she talked to the guidance counselor, and they're going to help me. It's just, I don't really know how to explain this to them.
Starving myself isn't a choice anymore, I just do it. It's like the way some people bite their nails -- it's a horrible habit that I can't break. Except worse, because anorexia can kill me. It's just like, I want to stop, but I can't. Is there a point where anorexia stops becoming something you choose to do (as in starve yourself) and becomes something you do naturally?


Hey girlie,

It absolutely can become a sub-conscious habit after a while. Your body has been trained not to eat, so you'll have a hard time breaking out of that habit. But it's possible and LOTS of girls have overcome anorexia with the help of professionals! Just be honest with them and express your feelings the best you can. Whether it's "I want to stop, I don't know why I'm doing this" or "I want to be thin. I know it's bad, but I do," it's really good to get all these thoughts out, whether you think they make sense or not. Your counselors have heard it before because you're not alone - and they'll know what to do to help <3 Trust them!

Lauren C.

by quirrelmort on 11/3/2011 3:36:55 PM


MOD MOD please help. i am 14 and weigh 106-107 pounds. sometimes i weigh 104. and i am 5'6-5'7. i wanted to know if this was the start of an eating disorder. my mom thinks i eat to little and i sometimes skip meals because i dont feel hungy. please help

You need to eat at regular intervals. If youre not hungry and its because of insecurities then that is a eating disorder. If not then im not sure. I would suggest you talk to your school counselor about this. Theyll be able to give you really good advice. xoxo kerra 
Kerra S.

by Proverbs31girl on 8/17/2011 9:16:23 PM


HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need help cause i feel sick all the time i play volleyball too but i am a cheerleader i feel comfortable in my volleyball uniform but when i put my cheerleading uniform i feel so fat i feel so stupid cause me and some of my friends where trying to lose weight together by running track she lost weight i didnt so if you have any time please wright back!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

by kirdy19 on 7/5/2011 9:02:16 AM


NONE of you girls should feel fat at all (height and weight edited out) You are all beautiful, don't let yourself feel inferior! Lauren C.

by TheScientist on 6/13/2011 8:47:50 PM


Mod mod mod.
I'm 11. I can't stop snacking. I'm not hungry, I just need to nibble on something. When I was little, I was never hungry, so in Summer, I only really ate dinner. But I fixed that. What should I do so I won't want to eat all the time? I wouldn't say I'm fat, cause I don't think I am. .. Idk Smile Should I chew gum? I like gum. Smile Thanks, you rock!

Hey chica,

I don't think you're fat either - but if you are curious about normal weights for your height, ask your doc! As for the snacking, try to replace your nibbling habits with something else. Every time you have a craving, pick up your journal and write about it. Get online and play a game of solitaire. Go outside and walk around the block. Replace that craving with some other behavior and you'll start to trick yourself into not needing those snacks at all! But remember, if your belly rumbles and you're hungry, don't deprive yourself Smile
Lauren C.

by butterflylia on 5/30/2011 7:56:11 PM


MOD MOD MOD!!!! Please if you have the moment to help,I would like to ask you something. Okay here goes,well,I just recently turned 10,and I weigh around 101-115 lbs. and I have another friend who is 10,but weighs around 85-95 lbs.,and now im wondering if im overweight,average,or underweight,if my friend is overweight,average,or underweight,and what an average weight for a 10 year old should be. Thanks a ton,~.~_DD_is_the_best_~.~


Hey girl,

How much you weigh and whether you are over or underweight also depends on how tall you are. Everyone is different. I would talk to your doctor if you are worried about your weight.


danielle D.

danielle D.

by ~.~_DD_is_the_best_~.~ on 5/26/2011 5:16:15 PM


You are not fat at all! I'm 12, and I weigh about 95 pounds, and sometimes I feel fat too, but just remember if you stick with moderation, you'll be in good shape. So if you're playing volleyball and gettting excersie and everything then that's good, and as long as you eat junk food in moderation, and stick to healthy food then you are probably very healthy and not even close to fat! 97 is actually really skinny for a 15 year old! So don't sweat it!

by chipoltlelover on 5/22/2011 8:13:31 PM


if you've read any of my comments want to give me advice?

by thetruth on 5/20/2011 8:46:59 PM


I'm like the girl here except I don't weigh 97 pounds, I'm overweight.Frown I don't look it though so lucky me.

by thetruth on 5/20/2011 8:27:54 PM


I weigh 139 pounds! I feel ok in my body. But I could loose a little weight. But most people say I look great, and skinny. It's weird but whatever. I'm just gonna do what I have to do. As long as I'm health and fit.

by Beachsidegirl on 5/20/2011 5:13:14 PM


your 15 and weigh 97 pounds??? im underweight for my age (not because i have an eating disorder...its because i have a fast metabolism) and im 13 and weigh 97 pounds. thats underweight for 13 years old. your WAYYYYY to underweight

by metrostation3xx on 5/17/2011 6:22:45 PM


All of ya'll r soo lucky Im 13 and weigh 138 pounds now thats fat!!

by babolovescookies on 5/6/2011 7:23:38 PM


Hey ok i have a problem and its kinda stupid but its been bothering me... ok my parents recently got a divorce and im ok about that. but, im 14 so i cant drive to or from schoool by myself. im fine w my mama getting and taking me but i dont like it when my daddy does. he has a lot more money then my mom does, but he won't spend it on cars. he has a few cars but all of them are rlly old and embarrising. i no this is rude but its true! he knows it 2 but he says he doesnt care how it looks or wat it makes us look lik. one of them is a REALLY old station wagon thats light brown and is rlly loud. he only got it for 200 dollars if that shows u how ugly it is. some other ones is a huge green church van kinda veichle and a little brown lebaron that needs fixed up. wat can i do about this? and wat do i say 2 ppl who say something? thanks i no i sound snobby but its been botherin me. thanks!!

Hey girlie. I know you're embarrassed but think about it this way- you are the one that notices it. I doubt your friends will say anything and if they do, just say "Yea, it's pretty embarrassing" and laugh it off. Remember that you are lucky and have parents who care and a car that takes you from point A to point B. Lots of people aren't as lucky as you. Hope this helps! 
Marly Z.

by awesomeful on 5/4/2011 4:15:37 PM


MOD!!! I have a friend at school who is recovering from anorexia. She's in my lunch period, so the people who sit at my lunch table and I are kind of responsible for making sure she eats something during lunch. Once she started going out with her boyfriend, she was feeling really lovey dovey and actually eating bits of a sandwich, which was a real improvement. But lately, it kind of wore off (she's still very happy with her boyfriend, though) but she's having some family probs that are trying to get worked out in therapy. Now she can't even eat two spoonfuls of yogurt. I've tried every trick in the book, but she just refuses to eat even a little bit. she says that she wants to but she just can't. Do you have any ideas of what I should say to her to get her to eat? Please help! Thanks a bunch



Hey girly! I'd definately talk to someone about this... maybe a guidance counselor or teacher that you trust. I wish I knew what to say, but I don't want to give you the wrong advice. Please, talk to someone about your friend...


Becca G.

by GLreedr36 on 4/30/2011 8:46:49 PM


mod mod! please help. i am sooo embarrassed. so recently, when i use the bathroom, theres blood in my poop. i am somewhat constipated, is this whats causing it? pleaseee help. i am freaking out. thx

Hey! It's really important that you talk to your doctor asap. good luck! 
Helen S.

by daughtry60763 on 4/23/2011 2:36:56 PM


MOD, I feel really fat I'm 120 pounds, 5'3 and I'm 13 years old. All my other friends are way skinnier than me. I'm in track but I don't think any of my weight is muscle, and all the other people in track are skinnier. What do I do?

Hey girlie, you should talk to your doctor regarding any weight concerns.

Brittany G. 
Brittany G.

by 500935 on 4/22/2011 9:03:55 PM


Iam thin too. I don't think I hav an eating disorder though. I am 5'0 weigh 82 pounds and am 12 yrs old.

by shooting star 17 on 4/21/2011 9:39:55 PM


HI mod so i just tried hair removal cream for my bikini line. It worked fine.. i have a gymnastics competion right around the corner and my hair down there is long so even if i did do my bikini line some of it sticks out. I DON NOT WANT TO TAKE IT ALL OUT. Would putting a tiny bit of gel for it to stick together and not move around be fine?


Hey chica! I'm not sure what you mean by it sticking together, but it is also possible to trim down there if you're worried about it being too long. I would use the hair removal cream for your bikini line definitely if you're worried about any sticking out. If you're looking for anymore tips head over to our "Your Bod" section and check out the Down There portion of that channel. There are posts of girls going through some of the same issues. Hope this helps Smile

Caitlin F.

by nglamour97 on 4/20/2011 11:31:52 AM


Hey...dont be mean to the person who submited the question. that might be why she has an eating disorder! Get better soon!!! Smile Smile Smile

by hawaiiancherry on 4/19/2011 2:57:14 PM


I'm the opposite of fat. Everybody tells me that I'm very thin and it's true I don't eat much because Icant it's not that I don't want to I like myself the way I am ..ok I would like to gain some weight but Ican't and it's not a big problem. I don't know what to tell to other people that kep saying you're very thin why don't you eat it makes me feel uncomfortable..Smile

by ornela on 4/19/2011 1:41:11 PM


Ladies, I am anorexic and it is a sick and terrible disease. If you think you are developing bad habbits get help!!!!!!!!

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by frenchblondie on 4/18/2011 10:47:45 PM


I'm 13, 5'7, and weigh about ---. All of my friends weigh a lot less than me, and are always surpised to hear I weigh that much, because I don't look fat. I stay active and play tennis and dance, and I try to eat healthy. Is this an okay weight?

Hey girl,

The most important thing is having a healthy lifestyle and treating yourself well - if you exercise regularly and eat well most of the time, I'm sure you're totally fine! If you're worried about any kind of body/health/diet questions, don't be scared to ask your doctor at your next appointment. A professional opinion can sometimes make you feel a lot better Smile 
Lauren C.

by dancediva555 on 4/18/2011 10:04:43 PM


a healthy weight for your age also depends on your height! it seems that some of you girls on here think that you are fat! if you are shorter than your healthy weight will be lower than someone who is tall!

by athena1006 on 4/18/2011 9:52:45 PM


Dear Mod, So I have terrible knees and it hurts just to do everyday things (i am going to the doctor once dance is over) and I need to exercise more to loss some fat (I am not like overweight...i am just not happy with the way my body looks, especially around the stomach area.)But the problem is things like running,using the stair stepper, and dancing really hurt my knees to the point they give out. So I really need some ideas to help me loose weight. Thanks so much

Hey girl,

Try doing some lower impact things, like biking, swimming, yoga, and weight-lifting with your arms. They'll keep you stay in better shape until you can get to the doc! 
Lauren C.

by 14lowem on 4/18/2011 9:37:56 PM


Okay, soo idk if i have some kind of sickness. I get mad OVER EVERYTHING. I think i have anger issues. Everytime i get mad my mom says i turn red and i start shaking and i start yelling like crazy. And then i start threwing stuff and breaking stuff and hurting myself. But it goes on everyday, like sometimes im in a really good mood but then i get really moody. So can this be a sickness? or what?

Hey girlie,

Read this article! It's not necessarily a sickness - anger is normal and, like the article says, all that matters is learning how to control it. I think it'll really help you to remember these things! <3 
Lauren C.

by sweetliksugr23 on 4/18/2011 9:33:18 PM


mod mod mod! please help soon! My crush usually texts me every night, but tonight, and the past few nights, he hasn't. I wouldn't normally worry; after all, i don't want to be obsessive or anything. But there is this other girl who likes him. I'm afraid that if we don't text for a while it will make him think I don't want the relationship I was so clost to having with him. I'm to shy to text him first though. What should i do and say?

Hey babe,

You've given him a few days - there's nothing wrong with texting him first now! Just send him a casual note being like, "hey! what's up?" Give him time to respond, then see if you can carry a little convo. He might have stopped texting because of this girl, but he could just be busy and/or tired of always being the one to text first. If he seems excited about or "into" your conversation when you text, I wouldn't worry about it! Smile 
Lauren C.

by rachie.t.rox23 on 4/18/2011 9:20:00 PM


i wish i weighed more! im 13, five foot 3, and weigh 84 pounds...

by oceanlover69 on 4/18/2011 8:48:34 PM


You call that FAT?? No, no, no. That is way skinny for 15. I'm 15 and weigh like 112!

by grace2985 on 4/18/2011 8:19:01 PM


I'm 14 and I weigh 80-85 lbs...

by blueeyes67 on 4/18/2011 7:56:04 PM


Woah thats really skinny! skichick95 was right. The average weight of a 1t yr old is like 145 lbs ur like underweight!

by girlsliferocksss98 on 4/18/2011 7:48:26 PM


I wish i weighed that! i'm 12 and 113 but i barely have a tummy and i have a lot of muscle

by nobody25 on 4/18/2011 7:47:30 PM


That's about what I weighed when I was 15. But it doesn't matter how old you are, it's about how tall you are.

by Alle93 on 4/18/2011 7:19:45 PM


That is SO skinny!! I'm 15 and I way 140, and I'm not overweight! I think this is a great article!

by skichick95 on 4/18/2011 7:18:51 PM


MODMODMOD I have a question. If starving yourself makes your body gain weight why are anorexics so skinny?

Hey girlie. Initially, when you begin to starve yourself your body does not automatically lose the weight. After awhile though, if you stop eating, your body becomes malnourished and you become very underweight. That's how it works in simple terms. If you're really interested in it though, research it. 
Marly Z.

by dakotadog on 4/18/2011 7:16:20 PM


I am 11 and exactly 88 pounds.

by toadie101 on 4/18/2011 7:08:47 PM


Great post GL!If any of you girls need help with healthy foods or getting away from an eating disorder,Try my club foodloversunite! I will give you any help you need from getting away from an eating disorder! <3

by baconlvr711 on 4/18/2011 6:53:37 PM


MOD MOD MOD PLEASE HELP!!!  I have rheumatoid arthritis in my knees so I have to go to a specialist for this. I went to the doctor in March, he said I've gained 9 POUND since december. He didn't excatly say that I'm fat but I feel really fat. I have to go back in June and I'm really scared that I'm gonna gain more wait between now and then. I'm 12 and weigh 161 lbs. Everytime I eat something with salt or chocolate, I feel really fat and I'll cry myself to sleep that night. How do I lose weight fast? How do I help not crying myself to sleep? I feel really fat PLEASE HELP MOD!!!! Thanks!

Hey girlie. I'm sorry you're not happy about the way you look. Being satisfied with your appearance is something everyone struggles with. First, try discussing it with your doctor. See which weight bracket you're in, and then see if he has any recommendations (if need be). The biggest thing that you have to remember is that weight loss isn't a fast thing. You have to commit to eating the right foods and exercising frequently. Check out some of GL's posts in the Health& Fitness section. Good luck!
Marly Z.

by nerdisthewurd26 on 4/18/2011 6:36:51 PM


What good can come from yoga? I do a yoga class once a week and my parents dont see a reason for yoga. Please explain Smile thanks!

Hey girlie. Yoga is actually very good for you. It depends what type of yoga you do, but generally it helps with flexibility, your core muscles and relaxation. There are many poses that are hard to do and require all types of muscles that you don't generally use. I personally love to do yoga and find it very beneficial.  
Marly Z.

by EgirlH.97 on 4/18/2011 6:20:23 PM


15 any 97 pounds?!?!? I weigh that and I'm 12.....

by animallover234 on 4/18/2011 6:13:41 PM

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