Anorexia/Eating Disorders/Resetting metabolism



I've been eating 1200 for around 9/10 months.. I'm really worried about weight gain during resetting my metabolism as due to the unexplained weight gain last year I am well into a healthy weight category and don't want to go any higher.. Any way you could reassure me that my metabolism will go back to normal?



HI Erin,

There are no absolutes, but every client I've ever worked with has been able to increase their metabolism. If you appear to be gaining weight at first know that it's likely water weight and it will slow down. Plus, 100 calories is not that much.

I hope that helps! Good luck!

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Mary Pritchard


I can answer questions about the psychology of eating, disordered eating attitudes and behaviors such as drive for thinness, drive for muscularity, binge eating, body dysmorphia, dieting, excessive/obsessive exercise, and body dissatisfaction. I can also answer questions about anorexia and bulimia.


I have a PhD in Psychology and teach courses in the Psychology of Health and the Psychology of Eating. I have been conducting research on disordered eating and exercise behaviors for 15 years.

Midwestern psychological association, rocky mountain psychological association

Over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles in journals such as Eating Behaviors, Eating Disorders, and Eating and Weight Disorders

PhD in Psychology from the University of Denver

Awards and Honors
30 teaching awards, have received funding to conduct my research from academic institutions and state and local government

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