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How I almost lost weight. The model Alena Shishkova made a terrible confession

Date: July 19, 2024 Time: 02:02:57

Alena Shishkova admitted that since April she has been at the Center for the Study of Eating Disorders

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The other day, Alena Shishkova (Timati’s ex-girlfriend, model and star of a social network with images prohibited in the Russian Federation) admitted that she had left her pages and that she had been at the Center for the Study of Eating Disorders since April. Because she took over, she refused food and took diuretics.

“In April, the situation became critical, I was already passing out, having seizures, and if I didn’t film stories, I basically lay down. I decided to contact the Center for the Study of Eating Disorders. I entered there with a weight of 45 kg and a height of 176 kg, ”Alena shared with subscribers. She said that unlike most anorexics (people who drastically restrict food), she tried not to lose weight and even dreamed of getting better. But she was afraid of edema, which would spoil a good framed picture. Her struggle with her own body has lasted for 8 years. Anorexia was replaced by the antithesis – bulimia, when you sweep all the food in a row, I do not feel restrictions. In the end, the model realized that she suffered from a serious eating disorder (SED) and turned to specialists.

– Judging by the symptoms that Alena brings (“returned” food, that is, caused vomiting, took a lot of diuretics), then this looks like depurative anorexia nervosa, when severe food restrictions and weight loss are combined with behavior compensatory in form. from inducing vomiting and drinking laxative medicines (do not repeat, it is life threatening and does not help with weight control!). This is one of the most dangerous and life-threatening types of eating disorders, as severe exhaustion and electrolyte imbalance can lead to cardiac arrest, explains Irina Ushkova, a clinical psychologist specializing in eating disorders.

But there are many more types of eating disorders: bulimia nervosa, paroxysmal overeating and even night eating syndrome (when a person eats a quarter or even a third of the daily ration at night). In other words, there are many types of RPP. And they can all be very dangerous.

Alas, Alena is far from the only one who fell into the net of the search for beauty and slimness. Or a fashion for a certain style of eating. Then, in late July, a raw food blogger died of complete exhaustion.

And there was also a message that figure skater Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva, dancing on ice with Yegor Bazin, admitted that she had suffered from bulimia since she was 12 years old.

The problem is that family and friends see that something is wrong with those who are close. But often they fail to convey the passion for fashion trends or even support it. But sooner or later such a change, experiments with the body and nutrition, can lead to very sad consequences.

“I don’t know what to do: lose weight”

Psychologist Irina Ushkova does not only specialize in working with eating disorders. She herself has come a long way in the fight against this disease. This is, for example, what she writes in her book Taste of Freedom (Komsomolskaya Pravda publishing house):

“I didn’t tell anyone that I was worried about my body. He conveyed a confidence that he did not have. I remember being very irritable. And now it’s a shame to remember how she talked to people: she constantly joked and joked about them. It wasn’t me who spoke, it was my RPP who wanted to leave me alone to govern myself. Losing weight did not help me become the best version of myself, on the contrary, it brought all my weaknesses and flaws to the surface.

Psychologist Irina Ushkova

Photo: personal archive

All this time RPP has been my tyrant, but at the same time a friend, a consolation, a way of dealing with everything. If you don’t know what to do, lose weight. The eating disorder obscured the real problems and made it impossible to see the real needs. I really didn’t need to be the skinniest or the most athletic: I needed to be loved and feel safe.”

The book itself is just a reference for anyone going through difficult times. And also for his loved ones.

THIS IS NOT A BLESSING

Eating disorders are a group of psychiatric illnesses in which people focus too much on their own weight and resort to unhealthy ways of influencing it: endless dieting, excessive exercise, and drug abuse.

Unfortunately, most of the time we pay attention to such a phenomenon as eating disorders, when someone famous writes about it or admits that he is sick. But, as Irina Ushkova says, “eating disorders are the most tolerable disease and affect both rich and poor, black and white, men and women alike.”

And indeed: we can still somehow come to terms with the eternal diets of stars, but when a close loved one begins to lose weight endlessly, we often consider it a whim. Get over.

– Only here is the problem: the RPP has a high mortality rate, that is, the probability of dying from the disease. 26% of patients with erectile dysfunction have attempted suicide. In the world every hour one person dies from this disease – says Irina Ushkova. – Therefore, it is very important to know and notice the “thin places”.

And very often, eating disorders are often combined with other psychiatric illnesses: many people also suffer from anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, addictions, personality disorders, post-traumatic disorder, autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit disorder. and hyperactivity. And unfortunately, these diseases reinforce the negative effects of the others.

Therefore, we now write primarily for family members of those with eating disorders. Often they themselves may not realize the seriousness of the problem. The desire to look fashionable, riding the wave of stars, can be stronger than health problems.

FIRST CALLS

* Your loved one has already tried it with many children. And he complains that “none of them really help.”

* At home there are many dietary supplements and diet pills.

* The scale takes center stage not only in the room, but also in the life of your loved one.

* Often, after a cake or a picnic, a grueling workout in the gym follows.

IMPORTANT: COMMON SIGNS OF ALL RPP

1. Excessive concern and dissatisfaction with one’s own weight.

The dependence of self-esteem and mood on how much you manage to control weight.

2. A large number of food rules: what can be eaten, in what quantity and combination, at what time.

For example, you cannot eat after 6:00 p.m.

Or “you shouldn’t combine complex carbohydrates and protein.”

Sometimes the eating rules take the form of some popular diet (low carb, keto, intermittent fasting).

Dietary rules are not dictated by personal preferences, but by the fact that they seem to help control weight. Usually, food rules are very strict and are difficult to follow in everyday life. This can cause negative experiences and difficulties in communicating with loved ones.

3. Overeating.

They can be both objective and subjective. Objective overeating is manifested in the absorption of a large amount of food (several times more than a standard serving) in a short period of time, after which a feeling of heaviness and discomfort in the stomach appears, up to pain and sensation. of guilt.

Subjective overeating is a situation in which a person violates his eating rules. And since these rules are very strict and abundant, life itself contributes to their violation. Both types of binge eating are common to all types of eating disorders and are very unfortunate.

CRITICAL SIGNS

* Excessive thinness.

* Great weakness, even fainting.

* Often, the absence of menstruation in women (with low weight or malnutrition, the body rules out the function of having children, here a life would be saved, much less would it support the second).

*Decreased libido. Both men and women.

* Vomiting after eating, even after a small meal.

WHO IS AT RISK

Well, actually, let’s be honest, everyone.

– Look around you: how many people around you do not care about their figure, do not lose weight for a holiday or an anniversary, how many people eat delicious food without guilt and anxiety? There are very few! – says Irina Ushkova. – And this is a serious problem. One of the most common manifestations of PPR is orthorexia. This is an excess in a healthy lifestyle. So much so that a person refuses to meet with friends or relatives, because at this time he has a gym. Or she is afraid to “get out” and eat something wrong. The obsession, the fixation for a healthy diet and a proper lifestyle often interferes with a normal life. But at the same time, society encourages him with all its might, praises a person for his willpower and commitment to healthy eating.

Irina Ushkova notes that sometimes eating disorders go away on their own, without professional intervention, but in most cases they go into a chronic phase.

– More than once women who have been sick with RPP for more than thirty or forty years have come to me for help. At the same time, the vast majority of people with erectile dysfunction have never received professional help. We live in an age of a hidden epidemic of eating disorders that is not talked about at all. And if nothing is done, the growth of this epidemic will continue.

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