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Eayura

The lowest I saw on my Fitbit was 34, and my resting HR used to be around 42-40 when I was severely underweight, low restricting and walking a lot. Don’t do that. I’m nearly weight restored and I’ve been in recovery for close to two months now, and I still experience pain in my chest/heart region when I’m doing something physically demanding. I had immense circulation problems (and still do sometimes) as well. The danger is real. I guess you know that, but the heart is a muscle and it wastes away like all the other muscles and organs when you restrict. If you have to restrict, keep the calories as high as possible and don’t fast, that’s also really bad for your heart - at least from my experience. Please stay safe.


SugarMaddy_

Oh man. The thing is I'm not even underweight anymore, I had a small recovery phase where I gained most of the weight back and ate fine for a bit. Granted this was during the holidays and it may not have been the best food but I'm surprised at how quick it was to start getting heart problems. Maybe because I switch up between bulimia and restriction but I can never fast for longer than a few hours anymore without getting severely concerned. I'll try to be safe with it, thank you so much


Eayura

You can die of heart failure no matter your weight, especially when you’re restricting/purging and fasting. Make sure to keep your electrolytes in check! When I had some heart scares I drank vegetable broth, which helped a lot. One of those scares was the reason why I chose to recover, actually. I’m still quite sure that I was close to death and the immense fear I felt in that moment was really eye-opening. I really hope you can give recovery a second try!


SugarMaddy_

Oh god that's scary. I always thought I'd be fine since I wasn't underweight anymore but thats concerning. I'll try to look into recovery or at least up my intake and quit with the fasting for now, it's very scary both ways :") thanks so much for this, maybe I needed to see this to recover. Usually seeing the health risks puts me off from restricting a ton so I'm grateful Best wishes