Yeah.... women in my culture eat a lot of starch, clay, and chalk. No real ill effects from it. And I mean, lots of them get pica and eat these things when pregnant and the woman and baby are fine. Not saying it is harmless.
In the Southern US, there is red clay, and it is edible. I wanna make some kaolin clay cookies lol just out of curiosity
From an interesting article I found:
Though the practice is rarely if ever recommended by medical professionals, some nutritionists now admit the habit of eating clay may have some real health benefits.
"It is possible that the binding effect of clay would cause it to absorb toxins," said Dr. David L. Katz, nutrition expert at the Yale School of Medicine and a medical contributor for ABC News.
But OP, since you say you're new to calorie counting I'm going to assume your ED has newly developed. Please please please reduce harm to your body, one "diet" can turn into decades of eating disorders, and you won't get the "pretty" effects of anorexia you see in the TV shows.
Eating chalk actually isnt bad at all. Ask teachers in Latvia and they will just say that you'll get your calcium.
Children eat mudd because theres something in there they need.
Cats eat grass because they need some nuttition from grass time to time.
Everything has a reason.
With that beeing said: Dont like the taste, would rather eat a salad.