Friday, August 13, 2010

She's not that skinny. Is she?

Why you can't tell if someone has anorexia just by looking. Read about it on my new blog, Brave Girl Eating, here at Psychology Today.

Photo © Steve Pope Photography


Meowser said...

Great series, Harriet! I'm looking forward to reading your book.

But there's a pretty big typo in the third paragraph in the last sentence, where you say:

Because by the time someone has lost 85% of her ideal body weight, she's very, very ill. If anorexia were staged like cancer, we'd be talking Stage III. Or more.

I think you probably meant for it to say "dropped below 85% of her ideal body weight," right? Because you'd have to be pretty damn fat (probably at least as fat as me!) for a loss of that magnitude not to kill you before you ever get there.

Harriet said...

Whoa. Good catch, Meowser!

Miriam said...

Thank you for sharing this! It's about time. I'm excited to read your book.