Exercise Questions - Why am I Fat After
My Eating Disorder?
I recently recovered from a severe eating disorder.
I worked very hard to get where I am right now but after gaining weight I noticed
it's a lot of fat. Why did this happen and how can I lose it? I want to be toned
It's great to hear your recovering well from your eating
disorder. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa are so terrible on the body
because with very little or no food, there is a huge atrophy of muscle tissue
and a drastic hit on the metabolism. The body loses all the calorie burning tissue
(muscle) and sets the BMR (basal metabolic rate) to an extremely low level. Once
the individual starts eating regularly again, the calories are a shock to the
body and it starts packing on body fat quickly to store energy up.
contacting your local physician, have a full physical completed and ask him if
your healthy enough to start on a weight training program. If so, this will be
your best course of action to build back up the lean muscle mass you need to start
"stoking" your metabolism and burning adipose tissue (body fat). You
can use our exercise guides and workout routines below to help you along the way:
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