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#721 Vanorexxic

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 12:03 AM

I just don’t feel hungry anymore after I got in the habit of eating 200 cal a day...
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Posted 09 May 2021 - 11:29 AM

i dont enjoy food. i eat to live. basically i dont have an appetite at all and i dont experience hunger cues.
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Posted 09 May 2021 - 04:03 PM

I eat 1200kcals or so of good quality food and some treats. No food is off limits, just portions are adjusted for optimal physical and mental satiation :)

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 04:52 PM

I don't feel a need or a want to. It's counterproductive to my goals anyway, so I'd rather just barely eat, feel good and be content haha

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 10:53 AM

I don't really to be honest

It makes me feel like a "Fake" I guess but I always have a coffee shake + two meals (granted, they're just protein and veggies) plus some snacks 

However, my snacks are either:

1) really low cal or low carb

2) fruits/veggies

So I really do consume a lot each day, but since it's mostly healthier food, it averages to around 800-1200 every day

On top of that, the exercise I do burns 200-400.

Honestly, this is what has worked best for me because it helps me avoid binges (since I know I have room for cals if I want to eat something a bit more caloric), keeps me in shape, and lets my brain function LOL

I'm a firm believer that consuming very little cals has really bad impacts on your brain, I have no clue how anyone whose body has "gotten used" to such low cals is able to do intense work with their mind


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Posted 02 June 2021 - 10:57 AM

Whenever I’m about to enter a phase of low restriction, i fast for 2 days. This automatically lowers my appetite and soon enough my stomach shrinks and my hunger cues sort of go away after time

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 11:37 AM

I feel defeated and discussed with myself every time I eat something, it feels like I’ve lost.

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 12:28 PM

I don't really to be honest

It makes me feel like a "Fake" I guess but I always have a coffee shake + two meals (granted, they're just protein and veggies) plus some snacks 

However, my snacks are either:

1) really low cal or low carb

2) fruits/veggies

So I really do consume a lot each day, but since it's mostly healthier food, it averages to around 800-1200 every day

On top of that, the exercise I do burns 200-400.

Honestly, this is what has worked best for me because it helps me avoid binges (since I know I have room for cals if I want to eat something a bit more caloric), keeps me in shape, and lets my brain function LOL

I'm a firm believer that consuming very little cals has really bad impacts on your brain, I have no clue how anyone whose body has "gotten used" to such low cals is able to do intense work with their mind

How do you make your coffee shake?


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Posted 02 June 2021 - 12:34 PM

because i’m depressed lol but yeah self control
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Posted 02 June 2021 - 12:43 PM

coz i got anorexia
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#731 stupidgirl404

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Posted 02 June 2021 - 05:44 PM

How do you make your coffee shake?


I put 3/4 cup almond milk, ~1 cup of ice, 1-2 tbsps of brown sugar (can increase or decrease depending on how sweet you want it), & ~1 tbsp of instant coffee (can also increase decrease)

It tastes so good imo & it’s around 50-80 cals depending on how much brown sugar you put :))
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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:43 AM

I put 3/4 cup almond milk, ~1 cup of ice, 1-2 tbsps of brown sugar (can increase or decrease depending on how sweet you want it), & ~1 tbsp of instant coffee (can also increase decrease)

It tastes so good imo & it’s around 50-80 cals depending on how much brown sugar you put :))

Amazing thank you! Definitely going to give it a try


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 12:57 AM

im just wondering how you guys are able to eat so little everyday. like if i eat under 500 calories, ill get really sick and my body will start to reject food if i try to eat. 

another question. please dont get mad at me for asking: but why? for me if i eat 250 calories ill lose they same amount of weight from eating 1000 calories. 

 i even lost a pound from eating 1200 calories once. so whats the point of eating like 200 calories daily? 

 

(hello i see your avatar and couldnt not say anything lmao.)

 

for me its the fact that i crave that sick, dizzy feeling from restricting really low sometimes. not always, but sometimes i do need to feel like i am actually hurting my body rn and i dont really get that when im high restricting, even though i know weight wise it probably doesnt make that much of a difference.

the fact that low restriction also makes me feel kinda sick sometimes doesnt exactly help because at some point i just dont want to eat anymore and its hard to even get to 400-500kcals


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 01:03 AM

Food doesnt tempt me anymore, I am just uninterested in it all together. The little that I do eat is so I dont die but is around 90 to 150 cal a day sometimes 200. Makes it easy to fast when you just dont care about food. I also really dont like the feeling of being full, so I keep that in mind too when I am low low restricting like that. 


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 01:04 AM

i dont enjoy food. i eat to live. basically i dont have an appetite at all and i dont experience hunger cues.

 

This too. ^


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Posted 03 June 2021 - 01:48 AM

My body is use to the feeling of starving. I can go several days with 500 & under cals, & I feel ok. I still workout too.

Same I used to restrict down to 50-60 calories and I was still running 3 miles everyday. Eventually that crashed hard, but it was possible...



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Posted 03 June 2021 - 05:31 PM

i replace food with vaping buts me off food and keeps me distracted and lots of gaming + studying sessions 


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 09:48 PM

Something called anorexia and anxiety

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 05:51 AM

Its the stupidity for me

 

lol, i know i can eat way more than i do and still lose weight.

But my ED is a smart bitch that knows better 

 

Also i WILL lose way more weight eating 200cals a day than eating 1000 cals a day, each persons body is different. Im sure we would all eat a bit more if we could do so while still losing the same amount of weight. 

I guess you are just different. Also the weight is a plus, not the whole trophy. I can eat a salad but if i have more than i feel necessary then i feel like a failure, thats why i keep it as little as possible



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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:38 AM

My body just got used to it, it's the AN and fear of eating, simply not "allowing" food until it's "time" & Extreme anxiety if I eat when I should be fasting.

Eg I'm trying to get to my ugw and been on a fasting regimen, 5 day a wk fast, weekend eat no more than 1,150 ISH calories since before Christmas. Once I've made that rule in my head that's it, no question must be done. I allow eating more on birthdays and Christmas.

If I eff up I feel so much self hatred and regret it's just not worth it & unthinkable.
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