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Posted on: 09/18/2007
I have been struggling with anorexia for almost two years. It's not that I don't eat but I only eat foods that are non-fat with no calories from fat. I am trying to gain weight but I am so obsessed with eating these certain foods that I will often times just binge eat with them. Even though I actually am eating a lot of food will I gain the weight I want?
It would help to understand the physiology behind nutrition and the importance of eating some healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats in your diet, such as that found in olive oil and nuts. While it is true that we all should avoid saturated fats and too much fat derived from animal sources in our diet, it is untrue that eating any fat causes a person to become fat. Anyone who consumes too many calories, even non-fat food choices, will gain excess weight. The key is to eat balanced meals with whole grains and fruit/vegetables, along with foods containing calcium like milk products and protein sources daily. I would advise you to see a physician to help determine your ideal body weight and start work with a nutritionist knowledgable about eating disorders, to get you on track.