I obviously don't want to post a picture, so don't ask for one. I was thinking about this today because I said to one of my girls at work that I want to lose a few pounds and she looked at me really weird. She didn't even say anything she just gave me a "wtf?" face.
So these are the symptoms of anorexia according to WebMD:
"What Are the Symptoms of Anorexia?
Features associated with anorexia may include:
Significant weight loss as a result of restricting food intake
Fear of becoming fat, even when obviously too thin
Distorted body image
Excessive dieting and exercising
Abnormal food preoccupations, such as counting all calories or obsessively studying cookbooks
Dry, yellowish skin
Fine, downy hair growing on the face and arms
Menstrual periods that become irregular or stop completely
Mood swings and anxiety
Suppression of sexual desire
Cold hands and feet at normal room temperature
Frequent digestive problems, infections, or other illnesses.
Physical problems that include anemia, heart palpitations, bone loss, and tooth decay."
I have been lowering my weight, but not overly so, I definitely have a HUGE fear of becoming fat, when I look in the mirror I look far heavier than I desire to be, I diet, I excercise, I often don't eat all day then indulge in something super unhealthy, I've noticed the hair on my legs has gotten thinner when growing back although I assumed it was due to standing too much at work, I have the most irregular periods ever, I have horrible anxiety, suppressed sexual desire, my feet and hands are always cold, I never sleep (posting this at 2:30 am), when at work I'm constantly figeting and moving around even when I don't need to.
I'm 5'7 and 115 pounds, could I have anorexia nervosa?
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Coning from someone who has had anorexia for most of her life, and who has met many other girls who also have it while in treatment centers, you don't have anorexia. You also technically don't meet the criteria to be diagnosed, so you're fine.2