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"You look/eat fine!" ... ? Responding to body/eating-disordered talk

A close friend of mine is [in recovery/maybe teetering on the edge of relapse] from an eating disorder. He often makes remarks to me about how he eats too much, hates part of his body, is fat, et cetera. I find myself confused as to how to respond to these remarks in a kind, compassionate way that neither confirms his very negative thoughts, nor feels just completely invalidating. Is this possible? On a more serious note, would it do any good to indicate I'm concerned for him? Advice heavily desired. [more inside]
posted by The Sock Puppet Sentience Movement on Mar 27, 2016 - 12 answers

Help me help my daughter defeat ED

Does anyone have personal recommendations for reputable eating disorder treatment facilities anywhere in the US and/or individual therapists with eating disorder expertise in Boston or the Washington, DC area? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2016 - 13 answers

How to travel with/host a friend who is uncomfortable with eating?

I have a friend who I travel with and host occasionally. Friend is very controlling about food when it comes to herself, not others. She calorie restricts but doesn't want to talk about it. If she lets herself eat freely she falls into a distracted funk later on. I would appreciate any tips on traveling with/hosting a person who might be eating disordered. [more inside]
posted by charlielxxv on Feb 18, 2016 - 19 answers

Help me start eating

I'm a bird eater... I pretty much eat throughout the day in small portions. As in I take a bite at my desk and then I walk around with my mouthful and fix things. But if I skip a meal, it's *really* hard to start eating again. [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Feb 10, 2016 - 9 answers

Eating disorder treatment in Massachusetts

Your positive or negative experiences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Where do you go for help with an atypical eating disorder?

If you think you have an eating disorder, but it doesn't have a consistent or typical presentation, where do you go for help? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Oct 30, 2015 - 24 answers

How do I wedding dress?

Please help me navigate all aspects of the dreaded pit of death and money that is wedding dress shopping. Difficulty level: eating disorder history [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Oct 20, 2015 - 31 answers

I have a question about eating disorders and dental health.

I have a question about eating disorders and dental health. It's probably not something you want to read if you are also struggling with ED or in recovery. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Oct 18, 2015 - 17 answers

Residential treatment for bulimia: Did it help you?

A reticent doctor doesn't want to refer me to residential treatment for my bulimia, claiming that bulimic patients are not usually treated this way, and arguing that it's nothing more than expensive housing. Did it help you? [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Sep 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Could this be an eating disorder?

Are my husband's "picky eater" behaviors actually an eating disorder? If not, what can cause his chronic lack of appetite? [more inside]
posted by ADent on Sep 11, 2015 - 35 answers

What does non-disordered eating look like (and think like)?

What does non-disordered eating look like (and think like)? If you consider yourself to have no hangups about eating, and you are a healthy weight, what is your eating decision process like? [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Aug 17, 2015 - 40 answers

Doctor EDNOS

I am at a very, very demanding point in my career and am struggling with some variant of disordered eating. Complicating factors: underlying medical problem, minority, demanding and erratic job schedule. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2015 - 6 answers

Staring at the fridge shouldn't be my hobby...

I am lonely and busy-but-not-busy-enough such that basically, food has become a hobby of mine. This is bad because it makes me have semi-disordered eating habits. I need to keep myself busy enough or modify my behavior somehow so that I don't have all this extra energy to spend on thinking about food. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me deal with subclinical... everything...

Despite all my efforts and success(!) in treating myself well and recovering, I feel like my anguish over this sexual assault that happened to me over a year ago still subtly manifests itself in many aspects of my life. And it is precisely the "subtle," diffuse nature of these symptoms that makes me uncertain as to how best to proceed. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Have I ruined my metabolism? If so, how would I get it back?

I have recently entered a fairly strict diet and workout regimen. I feel like it is healthy, but am worried about the damage I may have done to my body and metabolism. Help me decide on my next steps. [more inside]
posted by Shadax on Apr 2, 2014 - 24 answers

How to get in shape and stay sane?

How to get in shape and stay sane? [more inside]
posted by 2X2LcallingCQ on Jul 2, 2013 - 20 answers

Eating disorder recovery

Around 2 weeks ago I decided to actually properly recover from my eating disorder. And I am hoping that some people here with relevant medical knowledge or personal experience might be able to give me some advice on how to proceed and information on what I can physically expect, as the information given online is often very contradictory. I live in a rural area (UK) and have had very negative experiences with the local medical professionals/counselling services (I also get the impression that most GPs will not be very well informed anyway) so I am attempting to do this very much on my own. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2013 - 13 answers

How can I tame my eating disorder?

I have had an eating disorder for years, but only sought professional help recently. I'm on a waiting list for therapy, but I don't know how much longer it will take to get an appointment. Looking for books/hacks/advice...anything to try and get myself back under control. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2013 - 28 answers

How can I figure this all out?

My self esteem is at an all time low. I have a huge case of impostor syndrome. I feel like I half ass everything, this has got to stop, it's making my life miserable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2012 - 27 answers

Healthy coping mechanisms for being a trans teen

How to help a trans teenager feel like he has more control over his life? [more inside]
posted by lover on Aug 16, 2012 - 12 answers

ED Girl and Fat Guy - Will it Work?

Maybe be starting a potential relationship with a person I met over the internet. He's funny, sweet, and we have so much in common - the only qualm is that he's pretty overweight. I'm thin and have battled with a life long eating disorder. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Help GF deal with recurring ED thoughts?

My girlfriend confided in me that old thoughts from her days of having an active eating disorder are cropping up again. Help me help her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me help them understand.

I'm looking for an experience to help a small group of college students understand what it's like to have an eating disorder. [more inside]
posted by thejanna on Mar 1, 2012 - 25 answers

Remember an early 2000s blog called Greybox or Greysquare?

Helping help a friend find an old blog. Here are the details she remembers: A guy. Blogging around 2000 - 2001. Posts were often confessional, inimate accounts of his torturous relationship with his girlfriend, who had some sort of eating disorder. He lived in San Francisco much of this time, but eventually moved to (possibly) NYC. The blog may have been called the Grey Square or the Grey Box. Not much to go on, but maybe it will ring a bell with someone?
posted by the jam on Jan 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Can I eat?

YANMDoT, but I think I may be developing an eating disorder. Potentially triggering description inside. [more inside]
posted by corvus agitator on Dec 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Gym dilemma.

What should I do if I see a painfully thin person exercising very hard at the gym? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Dec 15, 2011 - 39 answers

Eating disordered thinking is interfering with healthy habits. Without money for therapy, how can I cope?

Help. Eating disordered thinking is threatening to wreck my healthy habits. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Sep 10, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I stop being jealous of my sick friend?

My friend is sick. Really, truly ill. How can I support her while constantly dealing with my broken-brained issues regarding body image? [more inside]
posted by kataclysm on Aug 23, 2011 - 21 answers

Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab with complications.

Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab (hopefully on the east coast) with complications. [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Gonna Lose Weight in a Healthy Way . . . For Real This Time

Recovered bulimic/anorexic trying to lose weight in a healthy way -- any Mefites been there, done that? [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on May 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Bulimia + productivity

How do you deal with bulimia, depression, or anxiety in your social/work life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2011 - 13 answers

You are not my therapist but...

Internal drama filter: I am moderately successful and very grateful for my life as it is. I have an awesome marriage and a beautiful home. I made it out of a fairly seriously abusive childhood with a pretty decent perspective and ways of coping EXCEPT..... [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on May 5, 2010 - 23 answers

How do I refute a preexisting condition for an eating disorder?

I was rejected for individual health insurance with Kaiser Permanente in Southern California due to the preexisting condition of bulimia. I have been told by Kaiser that I can appeal the denial by providing evidence that I have resolved the bulimia. The issue is I do not have much evidence and Kaiser gave me very little direction on how to proceed. If any of you have had experience with this, what type of information did you provide and how did you obtain it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Unblocking the emotional dam - slowly!

How can I make space for my emotions and feel safe letting myself feel them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I get out of social food situations?

How can I avoid social meals gracefully when I have an eating disorder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2009 - 26 answers

I am living a wasted life. Tell me how to live.

I am living a wasted life. Depressed and stuck. I know this question has been asked a million times in a million different ways by a million different people. But I want to ask it myself, and hear what you say to me, because I am at the end of my rope. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2009 - 57 answers

Thinking my way to recovery from an ED

Help me take control of thoughts that make me feel like an ugly giant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Eating and Body Image

Help me put my eating and body image issues into perspective. [more inside]
posted by GComes on Apr 8, 2009 - 38 answers

My neighbor has an eating disorder. How can I help?

My neighbor has an eating disorder. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Feb 23, 2009 - 34 answers

For all those beautiful bulemics out there, this song goes out to YOU!

A close friend and I are embarking on a collegiate radio adventure through the wrist-slittingly fun world of teenage problems and angst. We're developing a list of musical sub-themes and came to one we like in theory but don't have much material for: Eating Disorders! Does anyone know of any (any) any (any) songs about Eating Disorders? Please share!
posted by Keter on Feb 2, 2009 - 22 answers

How to get over my obsession with food?

OrthorexiaFilter: Help me overcome my obsession with food [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Dec 6, 2008 - 9 answers

I need to deal with my eating disorder.

I really need to get my eating disorder under control, and have no idea how to do it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2008 - 20 answers

Bulimia-filter, unfortunately: why is my period in overdrive?

Eating disorders can make your period stop. So why does it seem like mine is making my period occur more often? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Must...stop...eating. (Oh, and shopping, too.)

I've come to the conclusion that I might have an eating disorder. Or an addiction problem. Or perhaps ADHD. Or is it OCD (minus the C). Help me make sense of this. [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Jan 16, 2008 - 20 answers

eating disorder v 2.0

How can I be there for a friend with a reoccurring eating disorder? [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Dec 23, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me help my boyfriend overcome his eating disorder.

I ran a google search on "anorexia" before posting this and the paucity of discussion amazes me. So, here's my question: how do I help my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Jul 7, 2007 - 9 answers

I can't stop eating sand...will it hurt me?

I can't stop eating SAND...will it hurt me in any way? [more inside]
posted by annie7978 on Mar 26, 2007 - 30 answers

How did you redefine your relationship with food?

My eating disorder(s) are controlling my life! To those of you who have overcome serious eating issues in the past: what was it that made the difference for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2007 - 21 answers

the lonely puzzle piece

I feel like I am fading away into nothingness. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Feb 25, 2007 - 55 answers

does therapy work?

What can I expect from going to see someone about my bulimia? Much more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2006 - 13 answers

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