what type of foods should anorexics eat?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I guess nothing to chunky so its easier to vomit back up

  • 9 years ago

    Anorexics would be unable to process the usual foods such as carbs, proteins, good fats etc. As their bodies have become used to surviving on next to nothing, the food would be too rich for their stomach. If you do not eat, your stomach shrinks (the reverse for overeating which is why obese people never feel full as their stomachs have stretched). This means that a tiny amount of food is enough for an anorexic to feel full to the brim!! It is recommended during recovery, to start off eating light foods such as salads with a little dressing on, fruits with a calorific value (ie: tinned fruit in syrup), and to introduce other food groups slowly. For example, adding a small amount of chicken to a salad, followed by adding a little potato or rice aswell when the person feels ready. Aim for 3 meals a day if possible, but even 1 meal a day to begin with is a step in the right direction if thats all the person's body can manage! Wholemeal bread and cereal are also great for increasing the energy levels and introducing carbs. Rich or fatty foods such as cheese, pastry, sweets etc are usually the last food groups anorexics feel they can re-introduce to their diet due to the physical AND mental capacity to keep them down long enough for the body to digest. Hope this helps! :)

  • 9 years ago

    anorexics drink a lot of water and eat a fruit a day or so, but before going to this kind of crazy-stupid diet take a look at anorexic girls photos and ask yourself if it worth it.

  • Panda
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Follow the food pyramid. Eat right. Exercise is the best way of losing weight.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    protein, good carbs, and good fats, and fiber. Like everyone else should.

    The lack of protein is very destructive to the body while the body chooses to eat itself instead.

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