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My girlfriend is pretty bad about eating. If she can't decide what she would like to eat then she just doesn't eat. We were at my mom's this weekend and they made us breakfast. My girlfriend ate hardly a spoon full of the grits and half of a biscuit. We were on the road for 7 hours that day and all she had were some twizzlers. When we got home she felt awful. She's getting ready to go to the doctor to get tested for anemia. Whenever she eats foods high in iron she tends to feel better but in the mornings she gets up late and doesn't give herself time to eat breakfast. Unless she brings something from home, she won't eat lunch and a lot of the time she'll just pick at something for dinner. She used to be a little bit heavier and then began not eating (whether intentionally or not) and lost a lot of weight and I think subconsciously that keeps her from eating more. Her stomach probably doesn't know what to think and she's already an incredibly picky eater. When I try to help she gets upset and I know that she's more so speaking out of frustration for her situation. She see's a counselor but I don't think she assumes this to be an eating disorder. I want to be supportive and I don't want to aggravate her but I can't sit idly by as she feels like crap all the time. There has to be a way that I can gently say, "hey, it's time to grow up and take care of ourselves". I'm on the other end of the spectrum. I'm extremely overweight and am terrible at saying no to foods. I want her to know that I'm in this with her. That I want to make changes in my life as well because I want to be healthy for her. She wants children and so do I... but I'm deeply fearful of how her body would handle a pregnancy. If she's not getting nutrients then how the heck is a baby growing inside of her supposed to get them. Something has to change and I just need some guidance or advice if anyone has any.
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