I've posted this on another forum I'm a member of, so please forgive the "double" post - I'm just a bit confused right now!!!
I'm currently studying medicine as a specialisation for my work as a translator, and the course focuses on nutrition and eating disorders. And I am quite worried and confused by something I was told by the lecturer (a doctor and dietologist) and was hoping someone could clear up my confusion...
Last year I developed anorexia nervosa and my weight dropped from 61 to 45 kilos over a 7 month period, eating an average of 500 calories a day (if these figures are triggering please will a mod let me know and feel free to edit my post). I've now put the weight back on more or less; I think I'm 59 kilos or so, but am concerned that if I weigh myself too often it will get obsessive like it used to be. So I try to stay away from the scales...
Now according to this doctor, eating so few calories and losing weight in the manner and as fast as I did, I lost muscle mass (which I understand), but according to her these muscle cells have been destroyed and I will not get them back, except in the form of adipose tissue.
In fact I do have a bit of a pudge, but nothing serious, and I'm hoping to firm it up when I get into judo and running.
But I'm a bit worried about the prospect of having destroyed my muscle mass and never getting it back... It seems a bit iffy - is she telling the truth?
Any thoughts? Thanks