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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

Bigorexia information?

I'm try to figure out more about bigorexia and if someone I know has an obsession with gaining muscle (in his case) because he believes he's small... 

1. Is bigorexia about feeling like you are too skinny and trying to gain muscle, or is it about gaining fat or both? 

2. What crosses the line between being really passionate about working out & gaining muscle OR having bigorexia?

Thanks! 

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    I've never heard of that condition but a quick search on just the word, revealed various sites online where you can read about it. One of those is listed below.

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    I didn't see anything in the article about feeling unable to gain muscle due to being too thin, but it may vary from person to person.

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    To quote the below article:

    Someone with bigorexia might experience some of the following symptoms:

    obsession with appearance, sometimes called mirror checking

    a fixation on your diet and dietary supplements

    medication and steroid use related to physical fitness

    dissatisfaction with your appearance that leads to depressed moods or anger

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