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Im starving myself and taking laxatives to lose weight? *People who starve themselves or have i need your help?

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June 19, 2019 / By Brittani
Question: Yesterday i started starving myself im 14 over weight and have been trying all sorts of diet under the sun, ive tried eating salads, fish the no carbs diet, i try excercise with them and yet the weight still seems to not shift, so about a month ago i saw my friend that i didnt see a long time ( 2months) and she was so skinny it was a joke and the last time i saw her she was a pretty mahosive girl! i asked her how she lost it and she said i starved myself and took a laxative eatch day for 2 weeks and excercised and ate healthy after them 2 weeks. from starving herself and taking 1 laxative a day for 2 weeks she lost 30 frickingpounds! she told me i shouldt do it cause its really hard and if i did to not go past 2 weeks. so i started yesterday and what im doing is having 1 plum (fruit) a day having 3 litres of water and doing a 20 mins excercse a day and having 1 laxative. im doing this for 2 weeks then eating healthy so no lectures, how much weight will i lose within them 2 weeks roughly? she went on holiday so i couldnt have time to speak to her about it properly but she just told me its the only diet she lost weight in. Thanks to everyone wo dont lecture me or judge and give me the stragiht answer. HOW MANY POUNDS WILL I LOSE IN THEM 2 WEEKS ROUGHLY! IM A SIZE 14 UK AND NEED TO BE A SIZE 8 UK BY SUMMER
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Alisa Alisa | 4 days ago
Been there, done that. I lost weight but easily gained all the weight back, even more :(. In a week you can gain the weight you've lost if followed that kind of diet. Because your metabolism would slow down. Now I am losing weight in a healthy way although I still kind of starve myself at times atleast I don't drink laxative and I eat oatmeal with milk and fruits, lotsa water everyday. When you starve yourself and drink laxative expect your self to feel like you want to throw up. Also your body will feel so tired that you wouldn't be able to work out or even walk. You'd also experience palpitation and difficulty of breathing, headache, drowsiness.
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Alisa Originally Answered: should i keep taking laxatives to lose weight ?
Pills or liquid, herbal or otherwise, laxative abuse is a common form of "weight control" in people suffering with Eating Disorders. The use of laxatives as a way to lose or control weight is not only dangerous, but irrational. The actual purpose of taking a laxative is to stimulate the large bowel to empty, which occurs only after the food and it's calories for energy have been absorbed through the small intestines. Essentially, a person taking laxatives to control weight is only going to cause their body to lose fluid, which can potentionally be followed by periods of water retention and an appearance of bloating (causing the sufferer to want to lose more weight and ingest more laxatives). The reason people suffering from eating disorders seem to lose weight while taking laxatives is because in most cases they are increasingly watching calorie intake and restricting food consumption, inducing vomiting, and/or compulsively exercising. Continued laxative use can cause bloating, cramping, dehydration, electrolyte disturbances and imbalances, cardiac arrhythmias, irregular heart beat and heart attack, renal problems, and death. Phenolphthalein, a popular ingredient previously found in many brands of laxatives has now been recalled by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration, United States) due to studies indicating that it has been linked to cancer. Withdrawal symptoms can be expected in stopping the use of laxatives after a continued period of using them as a "weight loss" method. These include, abdominal cramping, mild to severe constipation, bloating, mood swings and general feelings of fatigue and "feeling sick." In less severe cases the symptoms will usually subside in about 2 weeks, but in cases where a person have ingested handfuls or more laxatives on a regular basis, it may take longer and require medical assistance.

Ulrick Ulrick
forget the dried cranberries which have added sugar and add a half cup of fresh berries to top off your salad
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Riordan Riordan
limit if not eliminate all extras like butter mayonnaise ketchup dressing added sugar added oil etc
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Meshech Meshech
skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat storing starvation mode making it harder to burn calories
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Joshaphat Joshaphat
NO OFFENSE DEAR, BUT YOU'RE AS TWISTED AS A CRACKED CRUMPET IF YOU ARE DOING THAT RIGHT NOW! the best thing to do if you want to lose weight is to go see a physical instructor or someone who could help you out in losing weight, and when i say someone, not a friend who takes laxatives just as if it is candy but a CERTIFIED PHYSICAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR. don't destroy yourself with that, by starving yourself, you actually deprive yourself of the nutrients THAT YOUR BODY NEEDS. so which do you need, THE NUTRIENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP YOU ALIVE AND UP or the a SIZE 8 UK by summer?
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Joshaphat Originally Answered: taking laxatives to lose weight?
If you take even one laxative you are headed down a long and dangerous road of future health (physical and psychological) problems. Laxative do not cause weight loss they just prevent weight gain. But nonetheless they're so bad bad bad bad for you. I am addicted to them and am sick all the time because of it. Please never start. Like the first person who answered....they cause so many health problems. If you feel the need to take laxatives b/c of consipation try drinking more water, exercising more, eating more fiber (fruits and whole grains) and maybe take a fiber pill (2 in the morning and 2 at night)

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