HowMuch is Too Much?
Jim LaPierre Says...
Hi there and thanks for your question. I have no interest in fear mongering or hysteria - I'm a bit perplexed that you seem to see purging as not a big deal - it's a problem for 1 in 4 college aged women in the U.S. It may not be an issue for you, but it certainly is a huge problem nationally.
To answer your question, you're doing a minor amount of damage to your G.I. system, esophagus, and teeth every time you purge. Once a month is something you have control over as you say and I concede that you may very well have it in check. Two thoughts - every person I've ever served who developed an addiction believed at many points that they had control...until they didn't. Secondly, if you were truly comfortable with this, I don't know why you'd rationalize it by explaining that it's ok to purge excess from your body. I wish you well.
Page last updated Apr 12, 2014