Many individuals, men and women alike, are afflicted with anorexia nervosa. They are afraid of gaining weight so they restrict their caloric intake, sometimes foregoing food altogether. I used to be one of these individuals. I know that anorexia nervosa is a physical manifestation of a psychological or mental problem. You might not understand it completely but controlling food intake, and thus losing weight, is very rewarding for an anorexic person. However, what they don’t, and I didn’t, realize is that the illness has negative and sometimes fatal effects on the body. I know that you wouldn’t want to have anorexia. You wouldn’t wish it on anybody you know and love. But if you need convincing, here are 13 reasons you wouldn’t want to have anorexia nervosa.
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How can you explain to people around you why you don’t eat at all? And if you find a way, you wonder if they will understand. So you stay away from your family and friends. You keep to yourself and sink into a world of emotional and physical pain. You can be beautiful all by yourself.