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Suffering from bulimia can leave one feeling very helpless at times and for those who realize they need and want to get help they may not know where to begin. Here is a look at some essential bulimia tips and tricks for overcoming this disease. With their help you may find the courage to help yourself battle bulimia and live a healthier life.
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Essential Bulimia Tips and Tricks: What Triggers The Bulimia?
The first tip to battling this eating disorder is to recognize what triggers it or triggered it in the beginning. Some may have developed bulimia after being told they were a little "overweight" or that they needed to "drop a few pounds" from someone they love and trust such as a significant other or a parent. This sort of comment accompanied by pressure to be a certain way or to feel "good enough" for them can be just the sort of thing to trigger an eating disorder such as bulimia.
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Essential Bulimia Tips and Tricks: Take Control of Eating Habits
As someone who battled with bulimia at an early age, I myself can say I never had any control over my own eating habits and did not develop this control until I started to overcome bulimia. One needs to learn what healthy eating habits really are. As each person is different and has different dietary needs they should really pay attention to things such as when they get hungry, what sort of foods they turn to when they are hungry and learn to eat a balanced diet. Many people make the mistake of skipping out on meals only to find themselves turning to fast food, sugary foods or other types of foods that are high in calories and then feel guilty. This guilt can cause the bulimic to then turn to binging and purging to feel "better". It is a very vicious cycle that can be hard to break. Once a plan for better eating has been developed a person can learn to take control of what they eat and drink and avoid this "guilt" that so many bulimics feel.
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Essential Bulimia Tips and Tricks: Getting Help from a Doctor or Counselor
If a bulimic is still slipping into bad habits or patterns it is time for them to consider talking to a doctor or counselor to see if there are deeper issues that need attention. Besides being able to help the bulimic find out what specifically triggers their bulimia a doctor or counselor is often able to help the bulimic develop good eating habits or even refer them to a nutritionist. If the bulimia has been going on for many years the doctor or counselor may also suggest the patient do more extensive therapy or visit someone who deals specifically with eating disorders and bulimia.
Sources Cited: http://www.affirmations-for-radical-success.com/bulimia-self-help.html, http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Tips_For_Preventing_a_Bulimia_Eating_Disorder_Relapse.html, and my own personal experience battling bulimia.