Skip to Content

Why Bulimia Isn't a Good Way to Lose Weight

Bulimia does not help with weight loss. However, what such patients do not realize is that the longer they practice this behavior, the less effective it is in maintaining body weight.

Bulimia can make some people gain weight

Bulimia can make weight fluctuate

Bulimia can make people have a higher set-point weight.

Did you know...?

Purging with laxatives only reduces calorific absorption by only 12% (Bo-Linn et al.,1983)
Purging by self-induced vomiting can expel some calories, however around 1,200 calories is retained by the body, despite of the size of the binge (Kaye et al.,1993). Your body learns quickly after several binge/purge episodes to retain what it needs.

Tell yourself the truth in your addiction recovery.

“The Light is more than some abstract, unknowable energy force. Light is Truth. If Light is truth, then darkness must be lies. Each and every lie we tell to ourselves and others casts the shadow of separation upon us. Every time even the most minor deception is revealed and the truth is made known we are re-united with the Light. So, Let there be Light. Those are the words by which you can create your own magnificent world.” - Renee Bledsoe