“I wanted to kill the me underneath. That fact haunted my days and nights. When you realize you hate yourself so much, when you realize that you cannot stand who you are, and this deep spite has been the motivation behind your behavior for many years, your brain can’t quite deal with it.” ― Marya Hornbacher
“In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker’s party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.” – Sloane Crosley
What is Anorexia?
Anorexia is a psychological eating disorder defined by an extremely low Body Mass Index caused by an extreme and unhealthy desire for weight loss, illogical fear of weight gain, and a distorted perception of self-image and body as being fat.
How Does it Feel Like to Have Anorexia?
Signs of Anorexia
Eventually, disordered eating patterns will become more noticeable to others and potentially disrupt schooling, career, and relationships with family and friends.