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originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: TNMockingbird
Er, residential treatment has no empirical backing at all and apparently makes people worse. It's quite the conspiracy, actually. I've never done it, nor would I ever. But I did consider it until I did more research.
Honestly, eating is really the only thing I can do, apparently, if I don't want to get worse. The other option is to keep getting sicker. I agree that it sounds like stupid advice, but I think he's right. What else is there for me to do? Not-eating makes my thinking eating-disordered. So to stop that, I need to eat. It makes sense. And yet, it seems like such an overly simple solution for what feels like something so overwhelming.
Basically, it looks like I need to grow a pair and just do it.
originally posted by: Raxoxane
Or you could think of all the children in the world starving to death as we are discussing this,and be grateful that you have access to healthy food-and eat small portions of food about 5 times a day. An apple or banana,some 100% fruit juice (soda is horrendously unhealthy) some steamed veggies,a small chicken breast.Or make a pot of healthy veg soup and consume small amounts through out the day.
I know I can think my way out of this, because I've done it before.
Why am I getting worse?
originally posted by: rukiaI know I can think my way out of this, because I've done it before. But it's just so enticing because starvation feels so focused.