We get the therapists promising us 'purging is utterly ineffective', but I don't think this can be true. Purging anorexics for example must be getting rid of at least some of the calories. Then there is the fact also favourite among therapists of 'digestion begins in the mouth, you know' but I think they don't realise that this means the breaking down of food (chewing), rather than intake of calories.
What are your thoughts? I do wish to lose weight, but I certainly do not wish to do so via throwing up, so please note that this post is for education purposes, and not for aiding with my eating disorder.