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Does throwing up help you lose weight?

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I really want to lose weight but I just love food so much so if you could just answer this it would be very helpful.

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asked Feb 6, 2017 in Health by smyadmin
edited Feb 8, 2017 by smyadmin

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No. It will lead you to an early grave...it is extremely damaging to your body, especially your heart and gullet. You can get abnormal heart rhythms that might be fatal and pre-cancerous conditions of the esophagus. It will also rot your teeth and give you permanent bad breath.
answered Feb 6, 2017 by Silvio
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I have an ED too, and I will tell you why I'll never throw up or vomit. The reason why I want to lose weight is to become prettier, I'm for sure you are too. However, would a person who's skinny but have ugly teeth be admired? I think not. When you throw up, acid comes out through your mouth decaying your teeth. DON'T even start thinking that brushing your teeth will. It will only make it worse. As you keep doing this, you will start seeing your teeth decaying. It will not only look hideous, but also very painful. Then, you will not be able to eat food you love because as much as you love it, it causes you pain.
answered Feb 6, 2017 by Jennifer
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no, I used to do this and now I regret it so much because my teeth are really gross and if anything it made me fatter because I felt like I could eat more since I was just going to vomit it up anyway, but it turns out it doesnt do that much but make you all gross. you will definetly regret it. Now for me, I have all sorts of anemic issues and it never goes away. good luck
answered Feb 6, 2017 by heidi
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No. Doctors have found that throwing up doesn't help you lose weight. What you put into your mouth and swallow begins to be absorbed virtually straight away. Don't put into your mouth what you think isn't good for you.

Throwing up is a really bad practice as it leads to tooth decay, gum disease, throat ulcers, and eventually megacolon syndrome (which has no cure).

Instead of throwing up, eat a low fat diet and work it off with exercise (walking, jogging, skipping, swimming) and lots of it.
answered Feb 6, 2017 by Eliza
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No, it doesn't. Making yourself sick after eating can only get rid of about half of what was eaten previously, and usually much less. That's because the digestive process begins as soon as you put the food in your mouth, being broken down by the enzymes in saliva and the teeth through chewing

The only way to lose weight is to burn up more calories than you're consuming, so the body has to raid its fat storage for an energy supply.

If you're throwing up a lot, that sounds to me like you've developed bulimia nervosa. A very serious and sometimes fatal eating disorder!

Behavioral signs of bulimia include:-
- binge eating (eating a lot of food all in one go, generally calorie, sugar and fat laden foods like chocolate, crisps or biscuits). What makes it a binge is that once the individual has started, it's very difficult for them to stop. It's also possible that people may binge on whatever foods are available at the time.

- purging in some way after binge eating (the individual getting rid of the food they've eaten) such as fasting (starving yourself) self-induced vomiting (forcing themselves to be sick), abusing medications like diet pills, laxatives, diuretics or enemas, or over exercising.

- thoughts about food preoccupying the mind. An individual with bulimia may plan binge episodes and shop for foods specifically to binge on, and may go to different shops to prevent suspicion. For example, they may go to one shop for a load of chocolate, then to a second shop for a lot of biscuits, and a third for lots of crisps.

- being unusually secret about eating

- mood swings

- feeling anxious and tense

- distorted perception of weight and body image

- feeling like there is a loss of control over eating

- feelings of guilt and shame after a binge episode

- can also be associated with other problems like self-harm, alcoholism, low self-esteem and depression

Physical signs of bulimia are:-
- Vomiting, especially after eating

- Excessive exercising

- Misuse of laxatives and diuretics

- Disappearing soon after eating, typically to the bathroom to vomit

- Fatigue/lethargy

- Bloating

- Constipation

- Abdominal pain

- Swelling of the hands and feet

- (In girls and women) amenorrhea (the menstrual cycle stops, or becomes irregular, as a result of the body going into survival mode)

- Enlarged salivary glands

- Calluses on the backs of the hands, fingers and knuckles, from forcing them down the throat to induce vomiting

- Electrolyte abnormalities/ imbalances

- Problems with the digestive system organs

- Regular changes in weight

I strongly recommend that you see a doctor immediately for help, as throwing up as a weight loss method is ineffective and very harmful. Your GP can help, and they may also send you to a psychiatrist (a doctor who specializes in treating mental health problems, which eating disorders - such as bulimia - classes as. A doctor can also determine if you actually are overweight or not. It's possible that people may think that they're fat, when really, they're not.

Hope this helps.
answered Feb 6, 2017 by Natasha
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As a former bulimic who THROWS up food please read this. 1st off, no you can't lose weight by vomiting it up, you'll still get 50% of the calories, fat, and sugar. If you want to lose weight eating disorder way, you have to mix up being anorexic and bulimic, eat some days vomit, skips most days and drink water. However I highly do not recommend this. Being a bulimic is like taking a part of your soul and never getting it back. I'd rather be the weight I was before than be suffering through treatment right now; eating disorders ARE serious, and should not be taken lightly. They are addictive and hard to stop. It soon consumes your whole life. Your whole life becomes about this disorder. Please I am asking you do NOT try this. Plus it ruins your hair, my hair used to be thick now it's thin and falls out in clumps. Also say bye bye to shorts and crop tops, even if you get that body you always wanted you can't show your body because your body bruises SO easily. Really it gets so ugly you have to cover them. Also your heart rate goes down to a scary rate, mine got to 50. And finally you get insomnia, there are nights were you can't sleep, so you'll always feel tired. Also you'll lose a lot of your friends.Plus you are at risk to have a whole burned in your throat because of the acid from your vomit, you can even become blind. Plus your teeth yellow real gross and start to chip up. Trust me from my OWN self experience it is not worth it. No size if worth turning your life over to a eating disorder. Please do not do it. You are beautiful the way you are.
answered Feb 6, 2017 by Ariana

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