Has seen anyone for counseling?

Not in a long time - she says that she had an informal diagnosis of bipolar disorder, but the psychiatrist she saw was "obsessed" with her weight and put her on Topamax to get her to lose weight but she stopped taking it because the side effects were awful and the doctor just insisted that she take it anyway. She hasn't seen a psychiatrist in years because she works as a part-time cashier and has really awful health insurance.

And she probably wouldn't tell this to a doctor anyway...


As for weight, try getting her on aikido as it is a very "spiritual" form of exercise (not bad for self defense either) and veganism, probably she is open to the idea (not eating stuff with souls etc.) and while it is not the best diet out there it tends to keep the calorie count low. Another idea is to explain how refined sugar is an industrial product and not natural. This does not actually matter, but it may matter for her, and it is a good idea. I.e. to get her sugar from natural or dried fruits only, it can make her feel more close-to-nature at eating and actually gives a better satiety / sugar ratio and an overall calorie reduction probably.

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by MrMind 1 min read31st Mar 2015180 comments


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