Our expert says:
I can understand that you are desperate because you have gained all this weight by overindulgence, but PLEASE don't start inducing vomiting to get thin. This will lead to an eating disorder called bulimia and this is not the way to go. So please be sensible and consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that she/he can assess your weight and present dietary intake and prescribe a diet that will help you not only to lose weight, but also to correct the dietary imbalances you have inflicted on yourself. Talk to the dietitian about your feelings of wanting to throw up to lose weight, because you may also require some psychotherapy to stop this dangerous cycle. Seeing a psychologist is actually also a good idea as it sounds as if you are feeling very depressed, and the psychologist will help you to learn less destructive coping mechanisms. Keep up the exercise, but don't damage your knees again because this will send you into the downward spiral again. Consider doing exercise like swimming or water aerobics that do not put strain on the knees.
Hang in there, but do get some expert help so that you don't develop an eating disorder.
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