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CharlotteRose

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  1. CharlotteRose

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    There is a fine line between dieting, disordered eating, and an eating disorder. Dieting when necessary by either minimally decreasing food and increasing exercise is not an eating disorder, and if you are very overweight, then under the supervision of a doctor it is normally fine to restrict intake a bit more. No matter how overweight a person is, most of the time, even under a doctor's supervision, a person shouldn't eat less than 1200 calories a day, and most of the time that amount would even be a bit extreme for a diet. With disordered eating, it is not really an eating disorder, but there is often lots of guilt surrounding food, and some behaviors that seem eating disordered in nature. This would include crash dieting, fasting but then eating a normal amount, or skipping meals at sometimes, but eating larger meals at others. An eating disorder is a mental illness that has to do with eating, which may or may not drastically affect weight. Binge Eating Disorder is when someone frequently eats very large quantities of food in one sitting. Bulimia Nervosa is when someone frequently binges, but then somehow "purges" or compensates for a lot of the calories they have consumed. Anorexia Nervosa is when someone restricts their intake to a minimal amount and refuses to maintain a healthy weight. This may or may not include purging. Because of this, anorexia is normally only diagnosed at a BMI of 18.5 or lower in adults, or below the 5th or 10th percentile for BMI in children. However, some doctors will diagnose at higher weights if someone is at an unhealthy weight for their body. For example, someone's body may naturally settle at a BMI 27 when not restricting and living a healthy lifestyle, but the person may have restricted and ended up at a BMI of 22 and is terrified of gaining weight. Depending on the clinician, they may or may not diagnose this as anorexia nervosa. Eating disorders that are clinically significant, but don't fit into Binge Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, or Bulimia Nervosa may be diagnosed with what is called Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED). This diagnosis includes subthreshold bulimia and anorexia. People who binge and purge, but not at the frequency as seen in bulimia and people who have some traits of anorexia, but frequently aren't underweight even for their body type will likely be diagnosed with this eating disorder. It is the most common eating disorder, but the least talked about in part due to the fact that many people in the eating disorder world are "ashamed" of having OSFED because anorexia is seen as "winning" the battle of the sickest , which is ridiculous. I've been in treatment with people of all types of eating disorders. Each one is a mental illness that requires treatment, often by multiple professionals. Because of this if you or the people around you are concerned about your eating, I would talk about it with your doctor. Tests should probably be done to measure your physical health. It may be helpful to work with a treatment team, such as a doctor, dietitian, and counselor to coordinate your care. Either way, we on here can not diagnose you with an eating disorder. That is something to talk about more with your dietitian or counselor. I would get help as soon as possible though if you think you have an eating disorder. The longer you have one the harder it is to recover.
  2. CharlotteRose

    Best protest songs

    Oh I love protest songs! These are my favorites: -Dear Mr. President -Happy X-mas -American Idiot -Hero of War
  3. CharlotteRose

    Eugenia's friends are speaking out...

    She actually can be forced into treatment and I don’t know why she hasn’t. Given her extremely low weight and refusal to get help, she could be deemed incompetent by the court and get forced hospitalized. My therapist has told me before that if I didn’t go willingly to treatment, she would have to get a court order. I wasn’t even extremely emaciated or anything. With how thin and prominent she is, I’m kind of shocked they haven’t force hospitalized her.
  4. CharlotteRose

    Introductions for newbies and top 5s!

    1. Go for a walk 2. Talk to my friends 3. Cuddle 4. Hide under my bed 5. Watch Youtube
  5. CharlotteRose

    How Did You Find Me?

    I came across one of your cutting videos, and I thought you were a total asshole for a while, but then I realized they were helpful, so 6 years later here I am!
  6. CharlotteRose

    What Are You Listening To?

    What About Us -P!nk
  7. CharlotteRose

    What Have You Been Diagnosed With?

    I have double depression (dysthymia with major depressive episodes) that I'm trying to control with meds and therapy. I also have autism, anxiety, and anorexia. My mom once called me "triple A" and I thought she was referring to my chest 😂 As for health, there is something going on with my heart due to my eating disorder, but they can't quite figure out what it is. The doctor is just hoping it goes back to normal because I am recovering and gaining weight. All I know is that right now I can't exercise or it could really damage my heart 🤷‍♀️
  8. CharlotteRose

    Onision! Please make this video!

    Can you do like a super basic white girl parody video? Like where you do "your" morning routine, such as working out, writing in your gratitude journal, and drinking an overpriced smoothie?
  9. CharlotteRose

    Where do you get your support?

    I go to my friends at my college (one of which is my roommate), or my mentor for the autism program I am in. They are my rocks and I can't imagine life without them.
  10. CharlotteRose

    How did you quit?

    I still struggle with many things, but I'm actively working on them. I got out of an abusive relationship with my father and stepmother 3 years ago. I had lots of help and support from Child Protective Services, therapists, and workers at the psychiatric hospital I was in at the time, but in the end, I was the one who had to tell my father I would no longer be seeing him. It was a really hard thing to do, and I still feel guilty for abandoning my father at times, but it has definitely helped me. I have not been actively suicidal since I stopped seeing them, which is huge for me.
  11. CharlotteRose

    Introduce Yourself

    My name is Charlotte. I'm in my second year of college (university). I spend my summers working at a zoo, which is the best summer job ever. I love spiders, so I get called Charlotte's Web a lot.
  12. CharlotteRose

    What's Your Weather?

    I live in Michigan, surrounded by lakes that affect the weather, so the weather is super temperamental. Last week, we had a major snow storm, and then a polar vortex with heavy lake effect snow. My college was closed for the whole week. That has never happened in the universities history. Then last night we had an ice storm, tonight we are supposed to get more ice, and then tomorrow we are supposed to get ice, rain, and snow.
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