Thank you for writing in with your question. If you were to look up the Body Mass Index (BMI) for your height and weight it would say that you are in the healthy range, but losing 50 pounds in one year at your age is too much for your body and mind to handle. It sounds like you could be developing an eating disorder and/or body dysmorphic disorder so I feel that it’s important for you to get some professional help now before it gets out of hand. You are thinking too much about food and having negative emotions, such as guilt, attached to eating. That is not a good sign.
You should be able to enjoy the weight loss and be happy with your life and your body, but it sounds like the negative thoughts and feelings have taken over. Furthermore, the fact that you are also having physical symptoms such as dizziness and fatigue is another sign that you should speak to your parents and your doctor. If you aren’t sure what to say you could print off your letter and my response suggesting that you get some help. Don’t worry about what people think of you, it is your health and your future at stake. You deserve to be happy.
All the best,
Dr. Holly Counts