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My daughter's stomach is very bloated and very uncomfortable for her.  It causes her great anxiety and I think it is a roadblock for her when considering eating 'more food'.  I keep insisting that it is temporary and will go away with time.  Last night she took a selfie with her shirt pulled up to show me and she looked pregnant.  Just wondering what else I can say to her, how I can help soothe her frustrations and worry.

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Hi sunshine1974,
try something like LEFAX it helped us a lot. And you can tell her that the body gaines weight first at the stomach because there are the life saving organs. When the body knows the hunger times are gone he will spread the weight all over her body and she will have a wonderful, sexy and really nice figure. It takes some months in recovery before everything finds "the right place" again.

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Yes, there will be weight redistribution with time...right now, your d's body is compensating for starvation, & the weight near her middle is protecting the internal organs.

If she is having physical discomfort, a hot water bottle or warm blanket may help after meals.

Calm reassurance that this will ease with time may help.

Sending warm support,

It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou

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Hi Sunshine, I came across your post and I was wondering how your d is doing with bloating nowadays. I have twins with ED and one of them (BMI ~25) has had a bloated stomach for the past 3 months and it has been very discouraging for her. Her twin only has a little pouch (BMI 22). I am wondering how long this will go on (although I am planning to reduce some of the food that tend to trigger in her diet soon to see if that will help with the boating) and wanted to see if anything has changed with your D.


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AB weight goes onto the abdomen first and it take anywhere from 6 months to a year to redistribute.  My daughter has mild gastroparesis which gives her bloating if she is not cautious about what she eats.  We have found that eating cooked things VS raw helps the bloating (especially veggies) and eating things like applesauce VS an apple helped.  My daughter is lactose intolerant and never regained the ability to eat dairy again.  I tried using some enzyme tablets (lactaid) to help with dairy but did not help her.  I used to have a link to a woman who documented her journey from weight recovered for a year and took pictures so you could see how her weight redistributed.  If I can find the link, I'll post it for you.
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