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Is being a gymaholic related to eating disorders ?

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Last Updated: 07/24/2018 at 1:59am
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Anonymous
January 14th, 2015 6:52pm
Being a gymaholiccan make you feel more guilty about eating something you are not supposed to eat. Which makes you feel depressed . and when you get depressed you eat more (binge eating or bulimia ) , or you don't eat anything at all ( anorexia ) . either ways you are hurting your body .
1997Turtle
May 11th, 2015 5:20am
it can be, yes. i know someone that has bulimia but instead of purging he over excersises.
comfortableBeauty28
June 9th, 2015 7:06am
Yes. Being obsessed with exercise and burning calories is related to having an eating disorder. It is related because you are obsessing about how much you have eaten and how much you are burning.
Anonymous
June 18th, 2015 3:13pm
Yes, eating disorders are often a way of stress or anxiety relief, to gain some more control over your life, just like excessive training.
Dansv99
November 16th, 2015 9:27am
Yes. Being obsessed with exercise and burning calories is related to having an eating disorder. It is related because you are obsessing about how much you have eaten and how much you are burning.
Anonymous
December 2nd, 2015 10:45am
This depends on your intentions. If you are going to the gym to lose weight and are obsessed with body image this would indicate an eating disorder. However if you are going to the gym as a hobby, personal interest or to better your health it is most likely just a strong passion for fitness.
Anonymous
January 4th, 2016 6:21pm
Only if you are exercising in conjunction with disordered eating. If you're starving yourself while exercising a lot, then yes, that's disordered. But just enjoying exercise or exercising for healthy weight loss is fine.
calmZebra60
February 15th, 2017 3:52pm
Actually, yes, it is. Sometimes it's associated with purge-typea anorexia or atypical bulimia nervousa. But more often than not, when you avoid crucial activities, and especially so plan your day around exercise, it falls under compulsive exercise.
Anonymous
July 24th, 2018 1:59am
Yes, it could be depending on the situation, like if it is because you want to lose weight then it is definitely not healthy to be doing for that reason.