: What is orthorexia?
“Transferring too much of life’s meaning onto food is what makes orthorexia an eating disorder. If you simply eat healthy food but don’t give it more of a place in your life than it’s really due, you have a good diet - a laudable goal. But when you use food to drain away the energy from other…
it is spelt ‘flour’. and you don’t sound like you have orthorexia, please stop self diagnosing yourself with crap off the internet. OH NOEZ YOU ONLY EAT ICE CREAM ON BIRTHDAYS. LIFE THREATENING ED RIGHT THERE. orthorexia is when this obsession is carried to the point where you’re living on one or two food groups, e.g. fruits and vegetables. i can empathise with obsessing over food but imo that doesn’t mean that you’re orthorexic; red meat for example is unnecessary in most diets.
9:16 am • 15 March 2011 • 3 notes
: On Thinspiration.
Fuck, I am so sick of ‘thinspiration’ blogs!
Healthy girls are seeing these blogs every day in order to ‘inspire’ themselves to lose weight to look like the girls on the constant barrage of the dashboard.
People setting ‘goal weights’ for themselves as low as 75lbs. People die to reach these…
i thought this was an interesting article. eating disorders and competitiveness are definitely not purely female issues, but the prevalence of it in what seems to be an almost entirely feminine mould on tumblr is quite disturbing, in my opinion. i can’t say that i’m completely against it because that would be hypocritical; as there is a sick part of me that really fucking likes looking at and comparing myself to emaciated people. but overall i think that it encourages eating disorders as well as being pretty demeaning in that the worth of young women’s is being measured by the prominence of their clavicles (omg collarbones!). and when you’re trying to keep a positive mindset (i suffer from ed including anorexia and it’s hell), whether you seek out ‘thinspo’ or not, you can bet that the average dashboard will contain pictures of narrow hips, flat tummies and some kind of DO 100 SIT UPS NOW meme. never mind that some people are battling the compulsive urge to exercise, fuck to move their muscles constantly. and i’ve submitted to tumblr’s thinspo world. morally i feel bad, but it’s addictive and plays upon low self esteem and when you’re in the real world (i was inpatient for over 18 months) trying to ‘recover’, with friends who don’t understand you crave friends who DO. thinspiration tends to be combined with dieting, which in itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. but these very young girls, upon discovering thinspiration feel a kind of urgency to lose weight as fast as possible (often, beginning at a healthy weight for them) and they often strive towards their goals with ‘fasts’ and VLC’s (Very Low Calorie Diets, which aim towards 500- calories per day). it makes me cringe because as a pre-teen my severe bout of AN/purging anorexia began with ‘dieting’. and a child’s body isn’t the same as an adult’s body. even if you’ve got your period, which i had over a year before, you’ve had your main growth spurt, you’re emotionally mature, whatever, your body is probably going to be burning far too many calories for a low calorie diet to begin to cover. i know that there are people with sluggish metabolisms, but that isn’t most healthy teenage girls. so all of this ‘i need to stop eating’ nonsense really pisses me off. i eat cake, i eat midnight grilled cheese sandwiches with ridiculous amounts of butter, i eat huge plates of vegetables with sauce; i have to eat to keep my body functioning. my bmi is 16.something (bordering on the ‘very underweight’ category) and i didn’t have to stare at victoria’s secret models to ‘achieve’ this. my bones stick out which is painful. no, my body is not recovering from a bout of starvation. if you STOP EATING or get close to it by choosing a VLC diet (starting with non-disordered eating), you will (most likely) become obsessed with food, to the point where people think that you’re kooky. living on dill pickles but having jars of sweets or plastic sweets, hoarding recipes and walking up and down the grocery aisles staring at foods you didn’t even LIKE before like a zombie. you are not cassie ainsworth and there are no social benefits to being a nutter. sry2say. wow i could say a lot about this subject, this is so long.
9:00 am • 15 March 2011 • 9 notes
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4:45 am • 11 March 2011 • 7 notes
I will be free.: Haven't you heard? Anorexia is a lifestyle.
Anorexia is a lifestyle
Haven’t you heard? Anorexia is a lifestyle, not a disorder. Programmes like ‘Super Slim Me’, ‘Race to Size Double Zero’, ‘Super Size s. Super Skinny’ and ‘Dying to be Anorexic’ promote or at least acknowledge (and thereby give credence to)…
9:43 am • 8 March 2011 • 42 notes
This is me, and my ‘huge’ nose. I’m the one on the right. I’m a pretty confident person. I believe I am beautiful because God made me in His image and He doesn’t make mistakes. I like everything about myself, except my nose. I like my not-so-huge butt, i like my dark lips, i like the scars left on my body when Chicken pox struck, i generally love me. Except my nose. I used to get teased a lot for it because it’s bumpy…you know. People used to call me rough nose or bumpy nose…actually they still do. Oh they don’t mean to hurt me, but they still do, and for a while, i was obsessed with getting it smooth. I bought every kind of cream possible, but hey guess what? I’m off that. I’m done. Finished. C’est fini. Esta bueno. Yes my nose is huge and bumpy but so is another part of your life, so why complain about mine? Yes my nose is huge and bumpy, but it is part of me, and since i love me, i love my nose.
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i think your ‘huge’ nose really suits your features.
9:07 am • 7 March 2011 • 34 notes