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Can an overweight person be anorexic?

My sister definitely has some kind of eating disorder. She never eats and always says she's not hungry. But the problem is, she could stand to lose a few pounds....... so maybe she's just dieting poorly? I don't know but i have to tell my parents I guess...... Any thoughts would help. :)

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It is possible. After she loses the weight she needs to lose, she might keep losing it. However even if she is only dieting poorly, you should tell someone. It can become serious.

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Yes, I don't know if it's anorexia, but overweight people can have an unhealthy relationship with food just like a very thin person can.

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Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an obsession over one's own food intake. You don't have to be a sack of bones to be considered anorexia but this is mostly common because it begins generally when one is at a stable healthy weight, and then worsens as one becomes underweight.

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Me Grimlock thinks its possible.

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An overweight person can be anorexic. She can have an eating disorder that is just beginning. Now, you really have a dilemma here. If you tell, your sister will think you're a snitch and hate you for a while. But if you don't tell, then she may be in danger. I suggest you talk to her and let her know how you feel. Tell her that you are worried about her health and that you want her to speak to your parents. Good luck!

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Welcome! Hope this helped and tell your sister she has to eat better!
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Yes, they most certainly can, overweight people are most susceptible to anorexia I think.

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She could be binging when no one is looking. Some people who are overweight are self conscious about eating in front of others, so they won't don't. Then when they are alone the will binge on food that is not healthy for them. Since you suspect something is up talk to your parents about it.

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Actually, she eats the least when no one is around...... but thanks.
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Yes. ANYONE can have an eating disorder. It could be bulimia...they don't eat much but when they do, it's A LOT, and they purge after.(make themselves throw up.) which, really doesn't do that much. Just like anorexia, your body goes into "starving mode." Which basically means that your body thinks you're starving, so whenever you eat, your body stores up the fat, making you even more unhealthy. You definitely need to tell someone before it gets too serious!!

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No problem. By the way, if your sister is feeling down, tell her to follow me on Instagram @for_cutters_and_suicidals. My account is all about that kind of stuff, and it gives hope to people with eating disorders, who cut themselves, etc. Just trying to help as much as possible :)
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Foreveryoung12 nailed it. Your sister has a bad relationship with food. I won't say the whole story here, but I am a bulimic. If she needs to talk, give her my email. It's russianballerina15@gmail.com

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No problem. Sorry if my English is bad, I am Russian!!
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It's one or the other

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Could be a metabolic disorder.

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it could be a disorder that she developed and will come back to haunt her after she lost weight. get her some help as soon as possible. better to be safe than sorry right?

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