CHANDLER answered Thursday January 25 2007, 12:58 pm: Hi huny,
I'm sorry to say I'm not going to answer the question you asked and I can be certain not one advisor on this site will give you hints on how to hide anorexia. This site is about helping people and that certainly wouldn't be helping you.
What you need to do is talk to some one, tell them about how you are feeling and what you are going through and let them help you. I do understand that you are certain in your own mind that the only help you need is that of loosing weight and hiding your problems from your parents but pleas trust me (and every other columnist who I'm sure will be saying the same things to you) that that's not the help you need.
It will take a lot of courage from you to seek help and let people know what's going on but I have total confidence that you are brave enough to do it! And it doesn't have to be your parents or a family member that you talk to.
I think you've taken the first step by posting your question on hear because really I don't think you wanted any one to tell you how to hide your anorexia but to help you do something about it and get help and for that I say well done! Don't put it off do something now before the problem gets worse.
queenhearts answered Thursday January 25 2007, 6:05 am: There is really no way to hide it. They will find out sooner or later.
When you skip meals ... questions will come up and all excuses that you'll eat later or something... They will catch on that you haven't eaten anything.
Especially if they think you're not eating and if you throw away food, they will check trash cans.
It causes a lot of problems. What happens when they ask you to sit down for dinner? [Just assuming you eat a family table] They will notice you are moving foods around to make it look like you ate something. Most likely, they won't let you leave the table without eating something.
If your weight bothers you that much to a point of an eating disorder.. go talk to someone. It doesn't have to be a parent. You should tell them at some point though.
Eating disorders.. actually make you gain weight. So you will be disappointed. If you go far as to being underweight, you will have health/heart issues.
You could get a diet plan or do some excerises. In time, you'll see the weight you lost and you'll be proud of your process. That.. is a wonderful feeling.
This isn't probably what you wanted but nobody is really supposed to tell you how to hide eating disorders.
It's nearly impossible. It causes too much trouble.. and too many questions.
You could always limit your meals to 3. No snacks. A jog or a walk. Some push ups/crutches.
It really depends on how much weight you want to lose.. but I'm sure your family and friends would help you lose some weight.
You could always lose weight with some friend. It will motivate you.
ductape_n_roses answered Thursday January 25 2007, 5:06 am: Dear, no one on this site is going to help you hide your anorexia. This site is for HELP in a good way..not help someone destroy herself over society's demands.
Anorexia is a serious disease and diagnosing yourself with it is a huge thing. I'm not going to go on about wannaberexics. I'm going to lecture you on this: 1 out of every 100 women suffer from anorexia. 20% of them without help die from anorexia nervosa. Don't let yourself be that 1 out of the 100.
There is no way to hide it from your parents. Mood swings, depression, tiredness, lack of concentration may trigger something but they may think that because your hormones and school. But when that continues on, they're going to suspect something. And losing weight dramatically to an unhealthy level is not possible to keep a secret.
Why don't you just save yourself from causing your family pain form seeing yourself starve yourself, suffer physical and mental damage, and having to go to a counslor to talk to and just stop now. Just don't do it. It's not worth it. Trust me. [ ductape_n_roses's advice column | Ask ductape_n_roses A Question ]
not_your_star34 answered Thursday January 25 2007, 4:53 am: You're probably not going to want to hear this, but honestly, I doubt any columnist on this website is going to tell you how to hide your anorexia from your parents.
Why? Because you don't need to hide it, you need help. You think, "Oh, starving myself is going to make me skinny and beautiful!" Wrong. By starving yourself, you are risking the chance of having a child in the future, permanant damage to your body in many areas due to lack of nutrients, and possibly your life.
For what, to look skinny? You're risking your health and your life for "looking good." There's so much more to a person, and to life, than what's on the outside. That sounds so cliche, but it couldn't be any more true.
Food shouldn't control your life; you should be in control. You're letting food become your main focus, and there's so much more to life than that.
Please, please, PLEASE tell your parents or another adult you trust about your anorexia. You aren't alone.
ferret answered Thursday January 25 2007, 4:43 am: anorexia is a serious problem that can cause very bad health effects for you. what i think you need to do is not try and hide it, but rather get help for it. [ ferret's advice column | Ask ferret A Question ]
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