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Not completely starving but eating very little, sometimes taking fiber supplements and vitamins instead of a meal, lots of water and soups....I'm desperate now. You see this happen to people all the time when they get lost in the woods for weeks, when they come out they're skinny!!
Bananna Bananna 31-35 26 Answers Feb 22, 2009

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I dont suggest starving yourself. The feeling isnt a pleasant one. I've been doing this for a while combined with throwing up everything I eat. I've lost weight, but honestly...I'd rather do it the healthy way such as eating right and working out. <br />
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But to answer your question...if you reduce your intake to around 500 calories a day and drink tons of water, work out at least an hour each day, and dont eat fast food, fatty foods, no sodas, and not many sweets...you will lose weight fast. It took me two months to lose 33lbs from restricting my caloric intake to 500 cals, and cutting back on everything I listed above....as well as throwing up anything I ate. <br />
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Now before people bash me...(they might think that I'm trying to get you to develope some sort of eating disorder or something) I'll go ahead and tell you what doing all of this has done to me. <br />
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From throwing up so much...my throat is messed up. I dont give it time to heal because I throw my food up daily. Because of it my throat bleeds. I spit out blood for about 5-10 minutes after I've thrown up. <br />
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Now for the starving part...your body needs nutrients to be able to do everyday things. You will feel dizzy, exausted, and sick alot. Your body wont be able to fight off sickness as well if you arent getting proper nutrients. Your skin wont be as healthy. <br />
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There arent many pros to this...I dont suggest it. <br />
Plus the overall feeling of being hungry and knowing you cant eat....it weighs on your mind. If you start starving yourself then you wont be able to stop too easily. Its addicting to keeping track of the weight loss. <br />
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And if you lose the 40-50lbs that you want to lose...you will feel like you can always lose a few pounds more. <br />
Its a stupid cycle that I wish I wouldnt have gotten into. <br />
Its alot harder to stop than most people think, so please dont start. <br />
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Do it the way that people on here are telling you to.

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When I first started reading this, I just thought "Ugh, here's another random person who has never been extremely unhappy with their body enough to do this. Trying to preach"


But as I read on I realised how much I related to what you were saying, it was like a quick reflection of me, I never thought much the purging/restricting things I did.
I agree with the addictive part of it all, every time I get back into a semi normal eating pattern I eventually find myself slipping exactly back to restricting, even though it's so hard and depressing. I am addicted to it.


It's easy to read someone saying "don't do it" but so hard to realise that it's actually true - if you want it so badly. You WILL end up getting addicted to it and it WILL turn in to a cycle you don't want.

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I am not going to lie to you or lecture you, only give you the truth. Low calorie diets, short term fasts, eating "good foods," and working out all are bullshit. I know from my tireless efforts. I came here to warn you of what will happen as well.<br />
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1. Drink lots of water. This will satisfy your hunger and help boost your metabolism in breaking down fat build-up.<br />
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2. Be prepared to NOT work-out. I am 14, 5'9'', and 205 pounds. I am not exatly your athletic type. But I did do sports and it did not work. I am in the process of fasting right now, I have to say that going to PE is torture. We played soccer out in the heat. I felt like puking, sleeping, eating, and drinking.<br />
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3. You will feel like you WANT to die. I am on day day 4 now and I am only not hungry when drowned in water. I can't even sleep because of how much pain it is. I also have VERY BAD headaches.<br />
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4. Be sure to consume vitamins, protein, and caffiene. Trust me you'll thank me. You won't pass out nearly enough. I don't know how many pounds I have lost but I have 80-90 pounds of condensed fat to lose so I can feel that I am getting there.<br />
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Oe last thing, try not to let people you know and love like friends and family. They will freak out, think you have a disease or anorexia. Try to not take your clothes off frequently and try to cover up the mood swings.

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awesome. just what i needed, BradenJolly

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how long would it take BradenJolly? now im done

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Why dont you try exercising instead of starving yourself? The latter is not only unhealthy, but it actually backfires and makes you gain weight when you eat food again. You could also go on a vegetarian diet. Eating less meat has been clinically proven to aid weight loss and relieve other problems.

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Do water fasting I did it and lost 20 pounds in a week and a half...there are side effects though so make sure you research it and watch plenty of YouTube videos on it. Some people do better than others though.

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Problem with that is you need WAY longer than a week and a half. As depressing as it sounds it's mostly just water weight for the first few weeks, to effectively use starvation as a method of weight loss you're in it for the long term.


(As a addicted restrictor I confirm the "water weight" stuff, it's not just what the people who don't want you to fast say)


You need to keep starving through the stages - You will loose all your water weight for the next few weeks
After that you start loosing muscle mass, this usually takes a month or so depending on how much muscle you have.
AFTER all that you start loosing fat rapidly, very rapidly. It's a long and extremely hard process.

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If you start starving yourself, even a little, you will not only NOT lose weight, but in fact will actually gain weight! The reason is because when your brain realizes that no nourishment (food) is entering the body, it will go into a fright or flight mode, clinging to every ounce of fat cells to prevent starving to death. Your body was magnificently created for survival, not starvation! <br />
Muscle outweighs Fat, 9 to 1! It takes MUSCLE to burn Fat. But if you don't eat enough, or you don't eat healthy foods with the vitamins and minerals that your body requires, then there's nothing there to build any muscle tone, to burn the fat, that will eventually cause you to lose weight, gain strength, and become much healthier. ;)<br />
P.S. If you also drink 8+ cups of water per day, and cut out all the caffeine from coffee, sugar drinks (soda pop, energy drinks kool-aid, etc.), this (water) will also help you to lose weight! ;)

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but what about Anorexic girls.

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Depends your weight when you start. <br />
if you weigh like 200 lbs when you start, 1 to 2 months to lose 50 pounds, if youre like 150 then 2-3 months to lose 50<br />
100 a long time, im yet to figure that out.<br />
not eating kills your metabolism so when you start eating, take in more calories slowly, like 100 more every week so you only gain a couple lbs.<br />
Best of luck, exerciser is key<br />
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Dont starve yourself, not to mention the health issues of this, its not a permanent fix. You will slow your metabolism so that when you do start eating again you'll gain weight faster. If you have the will power to starve yourself, you have the will power to eat healthy and exercise.

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Every time you skip a meal, your body waits for the next time you eat, and it stores all of the food as fat just in case you starve it again thus, you will gain weight. You will also be tired all the time from having no food for energy. Oh, and your skin will become grey, your eyes will become sunken and circled, your nails will become brittle, and your hair will fall out from malnutrition. Have fun with that.

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(Hint) the vodka & cheese diet is fun.

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Sure, but as soon as they start eating again they put the weight back on. <br />
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Maybe you just need to exercise more and make some changes to your diet. This kind of "crash dieting" has been proved to be dangerous and, in the long term, ineffective.

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Simple don't starve yourself ............ July 2008 I was 18st 6lbs .... Now 15st 5lbs . Plain an simple cut out all the crap<br />
Get a hold of a calorie counting book,tells what the amount<br />
is for all the food you could every think off and stick to the daily amount , men 2000 woman 1500 simple and Good Luck

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The way to lose wait is actually to eat more and keep your metabolism burning. Eat alot of meats and veggies and fruit, only 1 starch per day. You should be eating 3 meals with 3 snacks( grapes, carrots, celery, pretzles apples cucumbers ect..) through out the day. For instance:<br />
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Breakfast- Eggs, fruit<br />
snack- carrot sticks and grapes<br />
lunch - Protein ( chic) veggie, jello cup with fruit<br />
snack- apple<br />
Dinner- protein, small baked potato, veggie <br />
I lost 16 pounds in 6 weeks.

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DON'T you dare starve yourself all you will do is make yourself ill Is that what you want ?

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dont starve yourself. Cut down your portions and exercise or something. Get ina a habit of exercising, it makes u feel better than starving yourself.

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i joined weightwatchers a few weeks ago coz i was never any good at starving myself i'd end up eating wen i got hungry lol and i've lost 1 stone (14 lbs) in 3 weeks so i'd really reccomend it :D

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I don't know if this is the case for all people who have issues with their weight, but for me, I'm pretty sure that all of my weight gain/loss has been a result of emotional issues. For some reason, it's like my emotions take the form of fat, and latch onto me until I eventually deal with them.<br />
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My main issue is "lack of self-acceptance", and right now I have an extra 35 lbs of it where my waist used to be. Horrifying, I know, but 2 summers ago before all this I ended up loosing 15-20 lbs, fat just melting off like magic, and it all began when I came to a place of acceptance with myself.<br />
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Honestly, if I starved myself I don't think my weight would change much. My body does what it wants, regardless of my caloric intake or exercise habits. I would suggest working on any emotional issues that you have, eating healthy (without going crazy with denying yourself), and exercising for fun and to be healthy. Don't worry about your weight, and love yourself the way you are. You're so much more than a number on the scale, and you certainly don't deserve to be treated as such, especially by yourself.

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If you make your self soo hungry then eat you will gain weight but if you eat the correct level of food within the limit package you will loose the fat whiles physically exercising and burning calaries.<br />
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Make yourself a time table, exercise too.<br />
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It is imposible to loose weight if you not eating, on television people stay slim by eating the right food.

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i lost 40 LB last year ... by doing this.. Go to gym in from5 pm and spend two hours ..running. or walking.. and body stretch for half hour. by the time this finish it will be 7:30-8pm. so, eat dinner and eat less. 2-3 months you loose 30- 40 LB easy.. BUT no after dinner food what's so ever...

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I dont "starve" myself but sometimes i fast

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It took me about a week and a half to loose 15 pounds. At first the pounds come off quite quickly but then you begin to loose them slower and slower. I am not suggesting that you go this route since I've been there multiple times including right now. <br />
It is extremely painful after a month or so and you start to work out to loose more weight so if you choose to do so, begin in the early stage. It's exciting to see the number quickly going down on the scale but as time goes by, and the numbers decrease, you're image in the mirror isn't changing. You're family and close friends will begin to take notice but you won't. That's because you're in the early stages of forming anorexia, so no matter how small and thin you'll get... You're never going to see the real you. It's an extremely terrible ED. <br />
The main achievements you could make would probably be a bikini bridge, flat stomach, hip bones, collar bones, and thigh gap. The downsides outweigh them overwhelmingly, including: nausea, dizziness, feeling as if you're going to faint, puking up liquids, hair thinning and weakening that will eventually fall out, nails thinning so badly that it's painful to touch some things, ACTUALLY passing out, and more. 20% of people who are diagnosed with anorexia end up not surviving it. <br />
If you're still reading this and haven't changed your mind well.... Then. <br />
1- Make sure you drink plenty of water because about 10 pounds of fat is left on your body because your body stores it in fear of dehydration but if you drink plenty of it then your system will cleaned out.<br />
2- Eat small-healthy- amounts of food every two or three weeks so you don't die and neither does your mettabolism. You will have to work out even if it's just sit ups or curl ups so that you won't stop loosing weight altogether. You're body will take every damn calorie in and store it as fat if you don't burn it off, and to do that you're metabolism has to be alive.<br />
3- don't make yourself thro up because it's a pain in the *** and it has 10x worse affects <br />
4- Stay consistent if you're being serious or else you will gain more weight than you had at the start of the entire thing.

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