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Obsessed about weight. Keep searching for diet tips, pills etc. How to control obsession?

I am a late-teenage girl who has been diagnosed with anxiety , depression , agoraphobia , panic disorder and SUSPECTED, (but not diagnosed) personality disorder and body dismorphia. recently i have become so obsessed with my weight, (i am overweight , let me add) that it is now all i can think about. i have limited myself to 800 calories a day and do sit ups each day too. after finding out a friend is on 500 i now feel 800 is way too much and want to try and get down to 500 too. i weigh myself 2 or 3 times a day and i get so angry and disappointed if i have put on weight or not lost any. i have recently lost 10lb in 10 days. i think about making myself sick all the time but have a real phobia of being sick that i dont. i am constantly searching the internet for diet tips, taking diet pills and finding out what foods i can eat with little-no calories. does this sound like an eating disorder? or the beginings of an eating disorder? with being so overweight before i never ever looked into eating disorders so i dont know whether i do or don t. i am obviously not expecting a diagnosis from anybody, but just anyone who may be able to suggest whether it sounds like something that they recognise as an issue... i feel like it has taken over my life and it is all that s on my mind these days, but similarly the power i get from being in control of what i eat is amazing.
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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This sounds like it could be brewing into an eating disorder for you for sure. Diet and weight loss are important when one is overweight, but one has to be careful not to go overboard when it comes to caloric restriction. Consulting a good dietician/nutritionist would be a very valuable exercise in your case, because this clinician can help you develop an excellent diet and exercise regimen that will help you achieve your goals safely and expeditiously. Doing it your way may get quicker results, but it may also take a negative toll on your body for obvious reasons. Best of luck with your situation. Feel better! I hope this information helped guide you to some information and help you may not have had previously.
Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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