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question [Oct. 1st, 2006|06:01 pm]
College students with eating disorders


for about a few months, iv been throwing up my food. it started with 'here and there' and now its everyday =[ i totally dont like doing it but i finally lost 15 pounds that iv been trying to get rid of for a very long time. someday, id like to stop throwing up but for now...its the way for me to deal.

My question is, for those who are "in the know" lets say if i were to eat something now....how long would it stay in the stomach for until it goes to digest? i understand im not getting rid of all calories but most of it is fine by me. i cant throw up immediatly after eating cuz there's still chunks (sorry lol) and it hurts...but if i wait for half an hour or so....it comes out alright. what are your takes on this?

[User Picture]From: __illuminata
2006-10-02 06:41 pm (UTC)
Most of the reading I've done suggests that if you wait much longer than half an hour, you absorb AT LEAST half of the caloric value of whatever you ate, if you wait say, an hour, there's no point to purging because you're going to absorb pretty much everything. Ask Jeeves is pretty helpful on this topic, actually, for more detailed info you might try that search engine.
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