I have a new client who is recovering from bulimia. She is looking for a weight loss program, toning & strength training. She wants to live a healthier life for her family and children. Her last purge was 9 months ago. She’s been suffering from bulimia for over 5 years. I want to help her achieve her goals without triggering a relapse.
I am sure that female athlete triad link covered some of what you need but important key things I remember is you refer to a physician, and electrolyte balance may have to be fixed prior to participation. You should monitor heart rate and blood pressure during exercise. Probably shouldn’t have an emphasis on weight loss goals and there should not be vigorous activity. Make sure that they get couple hundred calories of carbs within 90 minutes post exercise. There should be at least 2-3 days off a week no exercise every day and no exercise with stress fractures. Watch for feeling of light head, irregular heart beat, nausea. I think these are just some of many important factors that should be implemented if you do choose to train this client.