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Hiya there. I am 13 years old and happen to be extremely skinny....and short. Well, some people who read this might be thinking "Lucky duck, she's thin. I wish I was thin". If you think that, then I suggest you change your mind. Nobody wants to be thin as me... it's disgusting. I eat a lot... more than most of my friends at least, and none of them are skinny like me. People who don't really know me, and don't see me eat, they ask me "Hey, you're so skinny. Are you, like, Anorexic or something?" NO!!! First of all, I think the point of asking me, or my friends, because people bother them about how I look, is ridiculous. Like I'm going to answer "Yes, I am anorexic. I enjoy starving my body of etential nutreients it needs". Can somebody tell me how to help deal with these totally rude remarks about my size?????? I apologize for the long message, but thanx for listening.

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Well, I can certainly understand your delima. I've always been small too (although lately not as small as I used to be). And people constantly would ask me, or my mom, or my best friend if I had an eating disorder. And just like you, I could pack away more food than all the rest of them combined.

I understand getting frustrated with hearing that constantly, but about the only things I can tell you to do are to love your body and take care of it, and to grow a thicker skin. Its your body, and as long as you know there's nothing endangering your health in relation to your weight, then you've got nothing to worry about (until/unless your doctor indicates otherwise). So what if you're skinny? Love your body in exactly the shape it is. And when people ask, just tell them that no, you don't have an eating disorder. You don't owe them an extensive explaination of how your body just say no, walk away, and let the whole thing go. That's what I finally learned to do. It's my body, and I'm the only one I owe an explaination to.

I'm going to go ahead and ship this topic over to Health and Nutrition so that maybe you can get some more input from other users.

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