Am I eating enough for my age?


Q: Hi,
I am 13 I don't feel that I am eating enough. I have had a history with being overweight, but over a few years I managed to shed it. I now weigh around 60kg, and I am 167cm tall. I never eat anything at school, and I only ever eat a tiny breakfast and half of my dinner a day, with no snacks whatsoever. My meals usually consist of vegetables with a small amount of meat. I do have body image problems, but I don't believe that I am anorexic. I do like eating, but I quite literally can't eat very much. I just feel that if I am not eating enough, then I should be at a much lower weight.


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