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What's the best way to get over atypical anorexia?

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Last Updated: 10/24/2016 at 4:08am
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November 23rd, 2014 3:59am
First of all, I despise the term atypical anorexia. Anorexia is an illness no matter what weight you are at - it is a mental issue just as much as it is a physical one. However, to address your question: recovery is possible. It is difficult and it requires commitment. Things that helped me were to remind myself that I can be strong and active and healthy without being dangerously thin. I found pictures of athletes that I admire with fit and sturdy bodies and I reminded myself that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I worked with counselors to plan helpful and simple meal plans for upcoming weeks. I developed strategies to deal with my anxiety around food. Most importantly of all, I learned that it is okay to eat healthy! You don't have to cut out food or restrict to be healthy and happy, and you also don't have to eat everything in sight to be considered 'recovered'! There is a healthy in-between. Take it in steps.
November 22nd, 2014 4:44am
Atypical anorexia, along with anorexia in general and eating disorders in general, isn't quite something that you can just "get over". It takes a lot of time and work to recover (but it is SO worth it!). The first step would be talking to someone and getting help and support as you make this important journey.
November 21st, 2014 11:33pm
Learn to develop a positive attitude. Wake up every morning and look in the mirror and tell yourself 'I'm beautiful.' You may not believe it at first, but when you drill it everyday in to your head, it starts to make you realize how beautiful you truly are.
November 22nd, 2014 6:26pm
love and take are of yourself. you need to believe in yourself and try to be around people who supports you and a believe in you. Hope you get better soon :)
December 3rd, 2014 1:03am
Although there's no real way to just get over it, support groups, counselling, a good support network and medication are all good ways to help sufferers.
December 8th, 2014 7:07am
FInd a good doctor, a good nutritionist, good support system with your friends and family, and your desire to beat this.
December 19th, 2014 6:14pm
Seeing a therapist is always the best option as regards to mental disorders . Atypical anorexia is still anorexia which has a reason so its important to find out what that reason is
January 1st, 2015 9:07am
there is no best way, honestly. everyone is different in the eating disorder that they suffer. i think the best thing for you to do though to get you on the right track is try seeking out some help, maybe a therapist or an eating disorder clinic. truthfully, it took many months doing it on my own and many mistakes but visiting an ED clinic helped me get myself together and realize my priorities which were to be healthy and happy leading to success in other places of my life than being sick.
October 24th, 2016 4:08am
The best way to get over atypical anorexia is to think of yourself before others. Because you can never please everyone, the same as how not everyone can please you. So take care of yourself before others and don't mind what they think of you.