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Does Filo V. have an eating disorder?

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OK, so since I've been gone, my primary focus has been on my appearance, as usual, but now even more so. I've had a lot of time on my hands from being off a school a lot, it's been cold, and I've been taking care of my grandfather who is back home from the hospital after breaking his leg last May, so I've been in the house and able to really focus on my looks.

The past weeks, this has been my general eating habit:

Breakfast: Small/medium size bowl of oatmeal or an apple.

Lunch: Small/medium size bowl of oatmeal; a salad; or occasionally an egg salad sandwich(es).

Dinner: Salad and/or green with tons of spice to quicken my metabolism; fish with tons of spice; occasionally spaghetti.

I drink 4 ice cold bottles of waters per day between meals, which I will see if I can bump up to 5. I don't drink anything else but water.


So, my grandparents are basically scared because they say I have an eating disorder. My best friend Marty says I look completely different. My aunt, whose a doctor, said I have a mental disorder which results in me not eating.

Personally, I don't think I have an eating disorder. I eat what I want to eat and don't eat bullshit. I ONLY eat like this for appearance reasons. I do NOT care about any other reasoning behind eating like this, because if I could, I would eat pizza, cake and ice cream, but I can't, because emotionally I will feel like shit if I do and I will freak out. I would stay inside and do nothing if I were/felt ugly. Being ugly for me is just horrible. Life is too short to be ugly and be unhappy about being ugly. I care about my appearance exponentially more than I care about food, or eating. I like to eat but it will never get in the way of my appearance.

Anyway, my question for everyone is, do YOU think I have an eating disorder? And if so, why? The reason I ask this is partially to toot my own horn, because I love my eating habits and think if people want to have a slim figure and structured face, my way is the way to eat. But I also want to hear from third party, non-family/personal RL friend sources about my eating habits, because occasionally I have felt sick, just yesterday, I was craving an egg salad sandwich but I resisted the urge. I honestly think I just have self-control to know certain things I can and can't eat, and I have a goal that I want to reach and am basically there. But I also sort of need a different perspective, to help me see if what I'm doing is actually beneficial for me or not in the end.

Anyway, vote up people, thanks :wavey:

P.S. Mods I BEG of you not to close nor merge this thread with anything else. I PLEAD that you don't and respect my wishes. Thanks.
 

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Where is an option-- I pity you! ;)
 

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Today is my egg salad day, meaning a cheat day. I usually have one or two cheat days per week to eat egg salad, spaghetti, chicken, something of the sort.

Then I make up for it by cutting back for several days consecutively. So tomorrow, I'll have an apple for breakfast, salad for lunch, and probably a green and more salad for dinner, or maybe fish and a green. And that will be virtually no sodium, little cholesterol, and 500 calories or less. Do that for several days, and everything is fine. No exercise yet lose weight; it's perfect!!!
 

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hi Filo, welcome back :bigwave:

no, you are not having eating disorder, but you are eating very healthily and too little in my opinion. I think you can only do this diet for some day, and then you should get to eat some more like meat to supplement your nutrition, and then you can go back to this strict diet again.

Actually I think I need to copy your diet, coz i am over-weighted and have high blood pressure problem :help: but i can't, i can just eat a little less, can't eat as little as you :tape:. If i can do your diet for a week, may be my high blood pressure and cholestorel will go down a lot.

I would eat pizza, cake and ice cream, my beloved :drool:
 

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I admire your abilities to eat healthy like this :D I find I have some really bad habits when I eat. Either I don't eat enough or I eat too much. For example, today I have had four apples which is healthy, but I ate them with caramel dip which is not very healthy. Aside from that, I had a turkey sandwich (on white bread :facepalm:) and I'm about to make some rice. I wake up in a rush to get to classes so I don't normally eat breakfast, and for the past couple weeks I'd been eating two PopTarts as breakfast, with a thermos of hot chocolate. Often, I stop in the campus dining hall and get something quick and fried, which is even worse.
 

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I admire your abilities to eat healthy like this :D I find I have some really bad habits when I eat. Either I don't eat enough or I eat too much. For example, today I have had four apples which is healthy, but I ate them with caramel dip which is not very healthy. Aside from that, I had a turkey sandwich (on white bread :facepalm:) and I'm about to make some rice. I wake up in a rush to get to classes so I don't normally eat breakfast, and for the past couple weeks I'd been eating two PopTarts as breakfast, with a thermos of hot chocolate. Often, I stop in the campus dining hall and get something quick and fried, which is even worse.
you still eat more healthy and little than me. 4 apples+1 turkey sandwich+rice would not be enough for me for one day, these would only be enough for my breakfast and lunch :tape:
 

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. No exercise yet lose weight; it's perfect!!!
Why no exercise? Nobody can look good without exercise. You may lose all the fat, but with no muscle tone you would just look wan and anorexic.
 

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For me, a basic day is cereal w/ milk in the morning + multivitamin.

Then a few hours later, a bagel with peanut butter.

Then, another hour or two, and a half a cup of pasta. Then another hour, and off to the gym and/or tennis courts.

Upon my arrival back home, protein shake. And towards the end of the night a few hours before bed, a nice Campbell's Chunk NFL Soup for dinner and that's it.

And I drink a shitload of water all day, every day.
 

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Why don't you eat more? Man I think you might have an eating disorder. Not sure, but I think you eat too little...

Go to a nutricionist and start eating more. And go to the gym if you care so much about your look :)
Eat healthy, but eat MORE.
 

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Why no exercise? Nobody can look good without exercise. You may lose all the fat, but with no muscle tone you would just look wan and anorexic.
I have a developed 6 pack, though. I do some light exercise at home like crunches and jogging around the block, but I don't like going to the gym, because it's work and I'm averse to doing anything related to work.
 

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You definitely have a bad attitude towards food, but so do I. Are you intentionally maintaining your body weight at a BMI below the 85th percentile? If you're at least at a healthy weight, then there's no big issue yet.

But where is the iron in your diet? Calcium? Vegetables other than leafy ones?
 

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I admire your abilities to eat healthy like this :D I find I have some really bad habits when I eat. Either I don't eat enough or I eat too much. For example, today I have had four apples which is healthy, but I ate them with caramel dip which is not very healthy. Aside from that, I had a turkey sandwich (on white bread :facepalm:) and I'm about to make some rice. I wake up in a rush to get to classes so I don't normally eat breakfast, and for the past couple weeks I'd been eating two PopTarts as breakfast, with a thermos of hot chocolate. Often, I stop in the campus dining hall and get something quick and fried, which is even worse.
:hug: Thanks hun but I honestly don't know if these eating habits I employ are healthy, because my energy levels are weird. I don't know if that's due to lack of sleep or a messed up metabolism. You're supposed to eat a minimum 1800 calories a day if you're a man and being tall, I have a minimum calorie intake per day of like 2100. And I virtually never hit 1000-1200, let alone 1800. But I appreciate the kind words all the same! It's hard eating like this but it's definitely worth it.

Four apples is definitely healthy but that quite a high amount of sugar :lol: You have a college students' eating habits, which are generally always scattered, but for the most part your eating habits sound good! It's easy to make a couple adjustments. Like instead of pop tarts, have a couple of apples for breakfast instead. Rather than coffee, put some smooth hot chocolate in your thermos. Have non-salted nuts or carrots for a snack instead of apples. And trade the white bread for whole grain or whole wheat. Your eating habits are significantly better than most college students, and the important thing is that you have an understanding on what is appropriate to eat and what isn't. That's always the first step.
 

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I have a developed 6 pack, though. I do some light exercise at home like crunches and jogging around the block, but I don't like going to the gym, because it's work and I'm averse to doing anything related to work.
actually a lot of people become exercise junkies -- you get a kind of high from working out (once you get conditioned and used to it). So it doesn't feel like work at all. I've been in that place (though god knows I'm not there right now -- far from it :rolleyes:) and it really is a good feeling. You feel mighty. :)

Then again, given how obsessively you control your eating, maybe you're aware that you would become an obsessed fitness nut who ends up overtraining, so that's why you stay away from it. :lol:
 

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You definitely have a bad attitude towards food, but so do I. Are you intentionally maintaining your body weight at a BMI below the 85th percentile? If you're at least at a healthy weight, then there's no big issue yet.
I don't even know what my weight is, I haven't checked it in a long time, but I think it's somewhere in the 155 lbs range. I computed it into the BMI chart and I was right on the underweight/normal weight line. I really love food, actually, but I hate what bad food does to your body. It's more that I am obsessed with my appearance and will sacrifice food for improving my looks. I'm not really intentionally doing anything other than eating as much as I can to stay alive yet maintain/lose weight.

But where is the iron in your diet? Calcium? Vegetables other than leafy ones?
Honestly, I don't know much about these things. I really don't think about anything other than calories in/calories out, and keeping fat/sodium/sugar/cholesterol levels down. Everything I eat is tailored to maintaining and losing weight, specifically face weight, and having a slim and structured face.

With that being said, oatmeal is my main source of iron; I like broccoli and cauliflower, I eat peppers a fair bit because it's spice, and I like spice because it quickens metabolism. I guess oatmeal is my #1 source of calcium too. It's not something I think about, really. Which is bad, but it goes with my entire mentality, which is, I only care about my appearance. Health, I care about, but my primary focus is my face and looks in general.
 

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Why don't you eat more? Man I think you might have an eating disorder. Not sure, but I think you eat too little...

Go to a nutricionist and start eating more. And go to the gym if you care so much about your look :)
Eat healthy, but eat MORE.
I would eat more, but now that I have eaten the way I have for so long, if I boost up my eating levels, I'll gain weight immediately. So now I'm basically forced into eating this way. I should definitely go to a nutritionist, though. Who would tell me I'm under-eating and the healthy way to lose weight is slow and gradually. It's a combo of paranoia, laziness and lack of patience that leads me to eating like this.
 

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I went to the gym quite a bit and was working out a fair bit during the summer last year, until around October/November. Then I just stopped doing it. What I was doing was running for at least 30 minutes, and then doing many cardio exercises and some weight training. What I would do was eat a bit more, not overwhelming, but I had sushi and tuna, bananas and apple sauce, I ate spaghetti and chicken more often. I had chicken, stuffing, mac-n-cheese for Thanksgiving. But then I'd exercise a ton and work it off, and if I didn't exercise, I'd feel like shit, physically, emotionally and mentally. Now over the past about month, I've cut back even more, and in the process, lost weight.

Going to the gym felt extremely forced for me because I had/have absolutely no interest in doing it, but I'm going to have to do it and I will work it into my plans; I can begrudgingly make myself do it, and try to realize at the end of the day, it's beneficial for me to do so. But I don't consider going to the gym a tradeoff for eating more. I'm still going to eat within the range of foods I eat now, and work out also.
 

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I think more than an eating disorder you have an obsession with looking good, narcissism and you care too much about what people think about your looks.

For what I can see here, people eat too little LOL, I have lots of vegetables, seafood and like to make most things from scratch if I can but since I grew up with a Mediterranean diet and I exercise quite a bit + my metabolism being fast then I can pretty much eat what I want (even if I really don't like greasy food but for the taste) without thinking "OMG THIS IS GOING TO MY HIPS!"

Honestly, you would die knowing what I eat daily :lol:

It is important to look good FOR YOURSELF but when your self-esteem is only linked to that, you know you have a problem, and it's not like BITCH PLEASE I DO WHAT I WANT, cutting up so much in your meals might give you health issues like gastritis.

Learn to like more things about yourself than being just a pretty boy (BTW: most of the skinny ones are really unappealing for both sexes) and try to enjoy food, not suffer through it.
 
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