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How can I stop purging after eating?

6 Answers
Last Updated: 03/14/2016 at 1:25pm
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Top Rated Answers
June 22nd, 2015 10:08pm
What I would suggest to do is try to distract yourself the best you can. Try distractions such as reading, writing, drawing, painting, going on jogs/walks, watch a movie, hang out with friends .
January 4th, 2016 9:05pm
Find something to distract yourself, such as going for a walk or reading a book. Drinking tea is also a great way to get the feeling that you're cleansing your system.
April 4th, 2015 7:30am
A close friend of mine has an eating disorder. She has found that working with a mental health professional who has experience of helping clients with an ED ("purging after eating") has helped her. I think that this option is worthwhile.
April 4th, 2015 12:43pm
Try to not hate yourself after you've eaten. Concentrate on something else, or try excersize for a while. It is okay to eat, it is healthy, you don't need to punish yourself.
June 9th, 2015 7:13am
You need to talk to a physcologist and you need to realise that you have an eating disorder. Purging after eating is so unhealthy. It ruins your fingers, your body and your mind. Also, other people really do not like people who purge and boys especially don't like girls who purge or who don't eat normally so that should be an incentive to not purge after eating.
March 14th, 2016 1:25pm
You need to make a commitment to yourself that you are going to stop purging. If you are struggling with over eating practice the 1-10 hunger scale (1 being not hungry therefore don't eat, 10 being really hungry so you should eat). Practice by supplementing meals with glasses of water also.