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I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worry her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolate cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.


PS: I don't have ARFID, stop trying to diagnose me. Also, stop sending me scaring link that said that anorexia is dangerous. I'm well aware and those links are only making things worse for me.

I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worry her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolate cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.

I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worry her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolate cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.


PS: I don't have ARFID, stop trying to diagnose me. Also, stop sending me scaring link that said that anorexia is dangerous. I'm well aware and those links are only making things worse for me.

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I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worriesworry her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolatchocolate cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.  

I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worries her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolat cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.  

I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worry her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolate cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.

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I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worries her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolat cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.

I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worries her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.

I have a lot of (mental) health issues and I know my mother is often worried about me. One of the things that worries her is how poorly I eat (I told her that I basically eat the same thing at every dinner).

I just recently realized that I have anorexia: a lack of appetite caused by other (mental) health issues. Not to be confused with anorexia nervosa. Every night I struggle to eat. I'm disgusted by most foods and, sometimes, I will eat breakfast (chocolat cereal) at dinner or just some bread with butter because of that.

I want to tell my mother about this. I hope that, if she knows, she will stop shaming me for eating the same thing every night and not eating healthy (eating my favorite thing every night is the way I found to still be able to eat something on a daily basis).

However, I would like to avoid worrying my mother too much. So, how can I tell my mother that I have anorexia without worrying her?

Notes and clarifications

  • I already have a doctor who follows me for my other mental health issues (my mother knows that), so finding support for my anorexia won't be an issue.

  • I don't have any official diagnosis yet, but I'm planning on having one soon.

  • I have tiredness issues that prevent me from cooking and my mother knows about that, but she doesn't know that my relationship with food otherwise remains complicated.

  • I'm in my twenties and I don't live with my parents anymore (it's only been a little more than a year, though).

  • I'm planning on telling my mother about my issues as soon as this comes up in the conversation. I don't expect to have the official diagnose when I will do so.

8 Edited in the official term for anorexia nervosa, to hopefully reduce the comments about this not being anorexia ;)
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2 Gave it a link to wikipedia: Their article about Anorexia explains also that this shouldn't be confused with Anorexia nervosa (which is the official full name for the eating disorder that's characterized by a focus on weight)
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