My Friend Is 31 And 60 Pounds Overweight. She Doesn’t Accept That She Is A Food Addicted. She Lies Herself Saying That She Can Lose Weight Whenever She Wants! What Can I Do To Help Her??

The Ideal Weight For Your
janurse427 – 08/29/2010 – 13:01

The ideal weight for your friend may actually be her current weight. You don’t know otherwise. It’s important to remember that people are born to be all shapes and sizes, just like people are all different heights. If your friend actually does have an obsession or emotional connection with food which causes her to binge eat, then she certainly may need some professional help. But if she is simply a larger person, I think the important thing to ask, is, ‘Is she happy with herself? Is she feeling pressure from others (including you) to lose weight, but does she really focus on it that much?
I guess you could ask your friend if she thinks she has a problem involving food, and ask her how she feels emotionally, as in what is going on in her life. If she indeed is, struggling with eating behaviors, then she does need help. But if she is happy with who she is, maybe it’s better to focus on who she is as a person, and celebrate that. Thank you for writing.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes and we encourage all visitors to see a licensed physician if they believe that they have an eating disorder. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.

Copyright © 2008-2017
Company Information

© 2017 All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of's terms of service and privacy policy. The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.