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oohlala34
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For breakfast today I had a bannana, for lunch one chicken tender and a three french fries, and for dinner grilled cheese.I also counted all the calories and it was under 1000.I'm worried - is this anorexia?
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Heather
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You'll find anorexia and bulimia as defined by the DSM-IV here: http://www.gurze.net/site12_5_00/anorexia.htm

They aren't defined by what you eat or your calorie intake (and certainly not be eating patterns in a single day) but by a handful of behaviours.

Was what you ate balanced and likely enough for you? Probably not, but it's hardly grossly imbalanced either (though one single serving of fruits and veggies is less than anyone needs).

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oohlala34
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Thanks, that site was VERY helpful!
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