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Am I a bulimic or not?

Thu, Oct 19th 2006

I'm nineteen years old and have once been on diet about 2 years ago. I took a very mild way of doing it, having three meals a day of normal quantities and exercising very frequently. Though at the time I successfully lost 6 kilos without experiencing hunger, since then I had developed a terrible crave for food. I couldn't stop gobbling even on the verge of throwing up. It is always with rigid self-control that I don't take in excessive amount of food, though from time to time I loose control completely, consume enormous amount of food and feel the overwhelming guilt afterward. And I often turn to food while I'm depressed. Once or twice I attempted to vomit but failed. And within a year I gave up the diet I gained 7 kilos. I looked up the symptoms of a bulimic and found I had nearly all of them except that I never take stuffs like enemas and couldn't vomit. Does that make me a bulimic? Worse still, people around are always scoffing at my attempt to eat less. How do I stop that crave for food without having to go to therapy?

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