Physical problems from restricting calories

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I'm starting to have some physical problems from restricting calories and I was after some advice really. A couple of weeks ago I had a blood test and my pottasium was low so I had to have a drip. 

I can't stop restricting myself so I was was wondering of anyone knows of any pottasium rich foods that are low calorie, bear in mind I see bananas as a top high calorie.


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  • Posted

    Hi I don't know if you are taking laxatives but if you are they will upset your electrolyse thus the low potassium.anyway foods with potassium salmon,spinach , baked potatoes,and mushrooms.
    • Posted

      Yeah I use laxatives they mentioned it could be that but weren't sure cos I don't use enough got warrant that .

      Thanks for the food list I'll get some potatoes smile 

  • Posted

    What's your intake per day?
    • Posted

      It varies but no more than 500 a day maximum . It's been floating around 200-300 for a while now 
    • Posted

      It's technically not defiantly confirmed yet . They havnt long noticed my eating habits and weight loss and they have referred me somewhere (a while ago) to eating disorders but I havnt got a letter through yet . 

      My psychiatrist doesn't think I match their criteria though because "my bmi isn't low enough" 

      They have started today to monitor my weight on a 2 weekly basis but that's the base of any support I have at the moment 

    • Posted

      I really don't think your bmi measures whether you have an eating disorder or obviously do because your calorie intake wouldn't keep a sparrow alive.if your weight loss isn't that drastic at the moment then it's now you have to look to yourself.the eating is a symptom it's your life and relationships that are the problem.its easy for me to say. That I know but iv been there and if I can make you have even a little thought about the reasons then that's good.
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      i dont really know the reasons or causes behind it. all i know is i see myself as fat and overweight, and once i hit my goal weight i should feel alot better about everything. hopefully when the referral comes through they will be able to help me. im going to ask the gp to chase it up when i see him next week 
    • Posted

      You know when your reach goal that won't be enough that's the trouble with anorexia you set yourself a target but when you get there you move the goal sure you are not fat or overweight people can tell you that everyday but it won't change how you see yourself.if you can hurry your appointment along with the specialist then I think that would be very good for you.recovery is a long hard road and there will be falls along the way but if you are offered tratment then please. take won't be easy but it will be worth it.
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      i will thanks. ill give anything a try im not just keen on gaining weight at all. even a lb sets me off and then that in turn makes my self harm and self loathing worse and its just a vicious cycle , as you well know. 

      once i find out where my referral is ill chase it up smile 

    • Posted

      There's nothing easy about an eating won't want to put on weight and a lb will feel like a stone.but as you go through treatment things will become clearer and food won't be your answer to all your problems.youl learn how to cope and food will stop being the will get your life back you have to put in a lot of effort but it will happen.

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