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Do the calories count if you ate and then vomit about an hour later? I'm counting calories and ate peanut butter which i think caused bad pain heartburn i think then took a prilosec and drank water.It caused me to lose my breakfast if you know what i mean.

Thu. Oct 19, 2:36pm

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c'mon....

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 3:06 PM

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I'm serious i googled and couln't find anything.Sorry if this is a gross question.It probably doesn't because anoexic people do it on purpose is my guess.Think i can get an honest answer here instead of come on.

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:33 PM

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I would count it, better to be estimating over than under.
And FYI it is bulimics that vomit on purpose.

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:55 PM

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anorexics vomit too. Bulimics binge and purge. An anorexic can purge without the binge.

And no, I wouldn't count the calories of anything that isn't digested. I may consider a tiny amount if the food was semi-digested, but otherwise, it hasn't gone through your system so nothing has really been absorbed.

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:58 PM

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Actually you're all kind of wrong...

Bulimia is simply the action taken to compensate for [over] eating... vomiting, excessive jogging, excessive food restrictions... all qualify as compensatory behavior. In order to be diagnosed with Anorexia you need to meet the specific body weight requirements... anorexics vomit too :) Have a nice day.

DSM-IV Criteria for Anorexia Nervosa

1. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (eg, weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected).
2. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.
3. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight.
4. In postmenarchal females, amenorrhea ie, the absence of at least three consecutive cycles. (A woman is considered to have amenorrhea if her periods occur only following hormone, eg, estrogen administration.)


DSM-IV Criteria for Bulimia Nervosa

1. Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following:(1) Eating, in a discrete period of time (eg, within any 2-hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances.(2) A sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (eg, a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating).
2. Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior in order to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas or other medications; fasting or excessive exercise.
3. The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur, on average, at least twice a week for 3 months.
4. Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight.
5. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa.


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Thursday, October 19, 2006, 5:32 PM

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