Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?

Question by prettysaro: Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?
I was diagnosed with celiac when I was 5. I was also found to have a severe intolerance to casein. A few years later I was sick again and referred from the ER to an allergist. The allergist determined that I was allergic to artificial colorings. So my diet is extremely limited and basically consists of fruits and veggies….I also eat eggs. As a result I am 93 lbs (quite underweight for my 5’4 frame). I do not have an eating disorder and I honestly eat as much as I can but people see me eating fruits and they see my size and just jump to conclusions that I must be anorexic. Is there anyway I can get people to leave me alone? They seriously are not helping my situation. It’s hard enough to deal with without their input.
No, I’m not a vegetarian but because I’m not able to have a lot of seasonings I generally stick to eggs.

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Answer by bubblybalysatv
I know someone who is allergic to lots of stuff too and shes about the same weight as you but a bit taller! I would just say forget about them, but it’s hard to sometimes cause it really gets to you. If you want you could always play some sports or physical exercise to gain some muscle? My friend rock climbs and it makes her feel good too.

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Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?

Question by prettysaro: Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?
I was diagnosed with celiac’s when I was 5. I was also found to have a severe intolerance to casein. A few years later I was sick again and refered from the ER to an allergist. The allergist determined that I was allergic to artificial colorings. So my diet is extremely limited and basically consists of fruits and veggies….I also eat eggs. As a result I am 93 lbs (quite underweight for my 5’4 frame). I do not have an eating disorder and I honestly eat as much as I can but people see me eating fruits and they see my size and just jump to conclusions that I must be annorexic. Is there anyway I can get people to leave me alone? They seriously are not helping my situation. It’s hard enough to deal with without their input.
No, I’m not a vegetarian but because I’m not able to have a lot of seasonings I generally stick to eggs.

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Answer by Nox
You’re going to have to development thicker skin and not worry so much about how others perceive you. Unfortunately, ignorance is never going to stop people from having an opinion on something.

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One Response to “Food allergy makes me thin, but people still say I have an eating disorder?”

  1. Aries says:

    hmm, 93lbs is not much…do you have an nutrition schedule? Fruits are good…you are not an vegetarian, right?

    edit: I feel with you! …but there is no way to convince your surroundings that you are not anorexic – unless you gain some weight …and it would be good for you.

    There are many receipes about a gluten-free diet:
    https://www.google.de/search?q=gluten-free+recipes&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:de:official&client=firefox-a

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