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Not to worry I'm not bulimic or anything I'm just curious to how it works. Is it basically like not eating anything because you're throwing it up anyway or what? Why would you eat and then throw up if you could just not eat with the same results.. But yeah, how does the process of throwing up keep you from gaining weight?
Topics: bulimia, weight
With bulimia, you only absorb about 35% of the calories and nutrients. Less calories = weight loss. But it is horrible for you. Throwing up is a function that our bodies have developed in order to get something out that isn't right, doing it constantly is awful on your body and has very, very serious side effects.

In short, no it's not like not eating anything. Anorexics eat just the amount of food they need to not pass out and usually don't get half of the nutrients that they need so their body steals it from anywhere it can get it resulting in massive amounts of weight loss. Bulimics still get some nutrients, but not all, so it much harder to detect a eating disorder unless you catch them in the act.

I am a personal trainer and have degree in nutrition
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