lovemushroom (lovemushroom) wrote in ed_ucate,
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Lifestyle choice/psychological illness

So, some people proclaim 'ana' (as they usually call it) to be a lifestyle choice not a disorder, they choose to not eat because they want to be thin and feel they can stop at any time. These are usually the people who are 5lbs under their highest weight and claim to have been 'ana' for the last 2 weeks.

Most people (i would hope) realise that anorexia is a disorder and not one you have a choice in.

I have never seen anybody claim to have the 'mental' side of the disorder yet not the physical. I found this during a browsing session on LJ:

"My name is ***** and I am ana with b/p tendencies.
I'm not your skin and bones anorexic, I'm actually very overweight for my height, but I have the mindset of a person with severe anorexia."

How can you have the mindset of a severe anoretic yet be overweight? This makes no sense to me.

Sorry if I am ranting... I have had too much gin.
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