I Want to Recover From Anorexia but I Dont Want to Look Overweight I Want to Prove That I Can Do It on My Own.?

Question by Sharika: I want to recover from anorexia but I dont want to look overweight I want to prove that I can do it on my own.?
I’m 15 and I have been struggling with anorexia nervosa for about 4 years. In September of ’07, I was diagnosed and I went inpatient for two months. My lowest weight then was 83 lbs and I was 5’3”. When I was discharged, I was 104 lbs and on a 1900 meal plan. Gradually I began to lose weight again and now I’m at 93 and still 5’3”. I told my parents that I wanted them to leave me alone because they being on my back caused me to struggle more but I didn’t follow through and now they want to step in with the Maudsley approach. I am scared that they will make me look fat and unattractive. I know I did lose my parents trust but I am honestly really determined to do this myself. I just needed them to put me in a place where I had no choice but to try and now I really really really want to show them that I can be healthy and learn to accept myself and food. Please help me in gaining their trust and gaining a few pounds in a healthy way. I honestly dont think that the traditional refeeding treatment and “eating disorders” treatment works for me because it makes me feel worse than better. I want to beat this and I want to live a healthy life.

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Answer by Aimee
honestly, if you ask me (and like 99% of guys) girls who are that skinny are not attractive. truely it is a major turnoff for guys. But as you know anorexia is a disorder, and its not something that can always be self treated. the way to prove to your parents that you can beat it is by eating healthy normal amounts. But if you need to ask for help then do. You don’t have to do this alone

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