I am 15 years old and I'm having trouble with my body. Okay, so for the longest time (like 7 months) I have these eating cycles. Some days ill be so hungry and I eat everything I see. Some days i won't be hungry at all and not eat very much. This was normal for me until last week. I'm 4'9 and unfortunately not growing anymore, so normal 15/16 year olds weight is 110 to 120 or up. I figure I can't weigh that much because I'm much smaller so I put a limit to 112. Anyways, two weeks ago I weighed 107 lbs. Which was fine.. I didn't like it, but it wasn't bothering me enough to actually do something about it. Until in the beginning of the week, I wasn't feeling hungry. Okay, seemed fine. Then Tuesday came.. same thing.. then Wednesday came, so on and so forth. I wrote down everything I ate.. and the calories and added it all up. In 7 days I had consumed 1,050 calories. I was in shock, but I wasn't even hungry at all. So then this week comes along and I have ate way* less then 1,050 calories. It's way less because I hate eating! Everytime I eat anything or drink anything, even water! I feel so guilty.. like I feel like a killed someone! And when I get a little hungry I tell myself, go ahead.. get something to eat. And then its this other voice in my head always tell me no. Don't eat that. You'll get fat. Are you serious? Fucking pig! You don't need that. You already ate enough today (when all I've had was water). And its just the voice in my head is so powerful.. I literally can't even force myself to eat or get food. Even when I get a little hungry.. I sometimes enjoy it. I like feeling hungry. Now, I'm down to 95 lbs.. but I still see fat.. and more fat.. and more fat. I don't know what to do anymore? I mean, I know I have a problem.. but is it an eating disorder? Or am I just being stupid? Please help me.. I would really appreciate it. Thank you..


Hi - naturally we can't diagnose since we're not doctors but it sounds like you have an unhealthy relationship with food. Since you're still growing, its important to learn how to eat healthy and balanced meals. When a person deprives themselves, their metabolism slows down and this make you crave food later. It sounds like you're not eating enough at all.

If you learn how to eat healthy, you can actually eat more. If you combine this with regular exercise, you won't need to starve yourself to be in shape. Let your mom know how you're having this internal struggle with food so this doesn't develop into a full blown eating disorder. Even obese people shouldn't skip meals. Learn how to make healthy food choices and eat 3 meals a day plus healthy snacks. Get some help if you can't handle this on your own.

There maybe a problem with your diet. Also how about Yoga/exercises. Doesn't seem you have eating disorder but Decision making disorder,

Well I'm no doctor but I'd say that you should get some help (talk to a friend, parent, sibling or a professional if you can). The way that you're wording your problem seems that you are under the impression that you're just full of fat. I'd say that might be the start of an eating disorder. As for the cycles, try to break that habit and instead replace it with the 3 meals a day with a good meal rule. Even if you don't feel hungry that doesn't mean your body doesn't need nourishment. Try to keep it in moderation. And maybe for you to get your appetite going you could have a treat set aside? Maybe your favorite food? If you're worried that you might lose control and start wolfing down everything try to keep a friend or a family member with you when you eat. That way you can keep yourself fed and have someone to monitor you just in case.