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Posted on: 08/26/2008
some members of my family think i'm anorexic because i'm pretty skinny (15 years old, 105 lbs, 5'3") and get full easily. that and i choose to not eat as many fatty foods as they do. However, that is not due to any self conscious thing about my weight. it has to do with i'm afraid of becoming diabetic like my grandparents, so i simply eat healthy. what can i do to convince my family that i don't have an eating disorder, so they'll stop harassing me?
I suggest you go to see your doctor, and maybe a nutritionist if she suggests it, and then ask the doctor to communicate to your family what she thinks. Good luck!