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A Touch of Disordered Eating: Are You Almost Anorexic?

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 do you have a touch of almost anorexia, disordered eating? Lev Dolgachov/PhotoSpin

“I can't remember the last time I had a meal with a woman where she did not comment on her food or my food - it has become part of the culture.”

Besides seeing a licensed mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders, women with “almost anorexia” have to start changing the way they view food.

“Listen to your body and learn to quit even when there is food on the plate,” she said. “Don't follow arbitrary rules written by others, trust your body, and learn to enjoy it.”

Sources:

Schaefer, Jenni and Thomas, Jennifer J. Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? Center City: Harvard Health Publications, 2013. Print.

Schaefer, Jenni and Thomas, Jennifer J. Email interview. July 18, 2013.

http://www.jenniferjthomasphd.com/About_Me.html
http://www.jennischaefer.com/about
http://www.thealmosteffect.com/blog/what-is-almost-anorexic

Durvasula, Ramani. Email interview. July 22, 2013.

http://www.doctor-ramani.com

Reviewed July 25, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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