Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family: One Parent's Practical Guide to Recovery

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Horrible habits and
ghastly games

Anorexia is now well established. At first, food and eating seemed to be the issue. Anorexia's whole being is focused on avoiding eating, and she will do anything, anything at all to get her way. This includes not eating at all — self-starvation — for as long as possible, pretending to eat and hiding food when it seems unavoidable to eat with others, lying about having eaten earlier or not being hungry, wild binges — which may even include eating frozen food direct from the freezer compartment — when the rigid control slips and Bulimia overpowers Anorexia and can't resist eating everything in sight, then getting rid of it.

At first, Anorexia is very lively, noticeably energetic and exercising frequently, but her body can't keep this up for long without sustenance …

Human bodies need a certain amount of food or fuel simply to keep the major organs going — just keeping your heart beating 24 hours a day requires a lot of energy. Without proper nourishment, Anorexia's body starts to take energy away from less important functions, such as growing strong nails and hair, to concentrate on just keeping warm enough and alive! After the initial stage of compulsive and exhausting activity, to try to conserve energy and to keep warm Anorexia's body will want to spend a lot of time lying

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