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Hi Tracie, Whilst I wasn’t anorexic I did/do have the symptoms of an anorexic. I’ve been less than 100 pounds since I was about 13 or 14 and I am now 31. Only just this last year have I been up to 105 or so. I think I have a fast metabolism as my father was rather thin as well but it makes it more difficult for us as we can’t eat a lot of foods which would make us gain weight. Right now I’m trying to take as much of my formula as I can because my body is using that for energy for the most part. I’m also trying to eat more but the formula tends to fill me up.

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