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30's with a teenager

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#1 Nae777



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

Hi you all,


I am in my 30's and I have a daughter who is 16, I am new to this site. I have struggled with my ED since I was 14. I am worried that my daughter is starting to get an ED as well. Probably from seeing me, my Mom struggles from anorexia as and so did my grandmother, I really would like to break the cycle.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

Hi!!  I am in my 30's as well.  I have a teenage son and a 10 year old daughter that watch what I eat very carefully.  I worry about the example I am setting for them.  Have you talked to your daughter about the pain and hardship of having an ED?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:49 AM

if it helps im 32 have had ed since i was 15 spoken to my mum about it and she never had it but i have an addictive personatly according to my doctor.  I have just given birth to a baby girl and im gonna watch her like a hawk but im now trying to get down to my original size, and hopefully will be eating healthier by then i hope.  And on to a different subject how do i shift this extra belly weight ive put on at least 3 stone or 50lbs and i cant shift it !!!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

There's the national eating disorder association, they have a link to finding help and support on their page (I'm assuming your from USA)



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

Hi, forgive me to respond on this, but I saw it and because I'm a teenager as well I hope I can 'help' you with this thing. Forgive me if it's nonsense, just trying to help :)
I think you should really try to break the cycle. My best friends fasts all day, cause that's the example her mother gave her.

You could show her how to eat on a healthy way, and how to enjoy food. (though you might not like it)

She must know food isn't your enemy. Now you're still able to convince her about that.

When my parents told me I should eat healthy and that an ED will stay with you forever I stopped losing weight and gained a few pounds.

Though it didn't work forever cause I was already too deep in it, it worked for a while.

If your daughter is getting an ED you should talk with her, tell her all about it, how it won't make her happier. Make receipts with her, show her that you can be healthy and thin without an ED.

Good luck! :)

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