I have just emailed this to support@bulimiahelp.
Anyone feel confused about this? or able to help me?
Thank you as right now im feeling very disappointed and let down :(
I have just started on Bulimiahelp and am finding it motivating to chat to other members but I have a big problem with the ebook. I dont think it is relevant to me. I have bulimia but I never went on a diet to get it. It just happened to me when I was a young child, I literally have no idea why. Everything about bulimia says on the site says its because of food restriction but i never did this! I feel like crying because i was sure this site could help me and now i feel like it cant at all. I NEVER restrict, i eat normally and sometimes i just NEED to throw up and I cant fight it. Once that need is there sometimes i eat more so i have something to throw up but i never plan a binge or starve then binge. Am i missing something?
Also there seems to be a contradiction: Supposedly we have binge urges due to hunger caused by malnutrition... yet you tell us that over a thousand calories remain after we vomit. Either we are emptied out by vomiting (therefore malnourished could make sense) or we are not emptied out by vomiting (which the ebook claims) If we are not emptied out by vomiting how are we then malnourished? Especially if I eat normally before and after throwing up? Plus how can a malnourished person gain weight? Which I do when Im in a bulimic episode, how can i be ingesting more calories than usual yet malnourished. There seems to be a massive contradiction here and Im losing trust in the information. Please reply. Thanks. jen