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Hello Amy,

I am 18 years old, like most teenagers I am quiet self conscious about my weight, I read a lot of stories about bulimia, and no matter how bad it seems they always get the end result of losing weight fast. I am not obsessed with the idea, I do visit the gym very often, but I need this only for a short while say 1-2 weeks..

Will have any on my health?


As someone who used to make myself throw-up, I can say that it really doesn't work.

In the very short term -- like a day, yes, it makes you feel like you can eat and then not gain any weight, but it doesn't have any effect on the long term and it can cause problems to your insides and the larger problem is a mental one -- that even once you have done it, you don't get the results that you want. I was just talking to a friend about this -- and we both agreed that you just reach about 25 and realize the assets that you have. I also just saw Eve Ensler's play The Good Body -- all about our issues -- and I don't think that anything can change us, but ourselves.

I hope you get to this place.

— Amy

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