March 19th, 2005

anorexia...the new fad diet

I have my own opinions on the matter, but I was wondering about you all.

Why do you think so many people are eager to self diagnose / be diagnosed as having an eating disorder? I can think of a lot of reasons, but from an outsider's perspective, it seems extremely absurd than anyone would ever want to be labeled as anorexic or bulimic. Anyway, I'm just curious to see what everyone else thinks.

Two questions

1. What's a safe amount of time to wait between eating and drinking so you lose the minimum amount of nutrients from the food?

2. Hair loss is caused by which nutrient deficients? Mine has been falling out like a bitch the past week or two, despite the fact that I've been eating a relatively large amount of food.