Anorexia Nervosa: Never Being Skinny Enough Essay

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There was a ninth-grade girl who seemed to be like every other ninth-grade girl, but she wasn’t, she was different from the rest. She was five-foot four and weighed a measly ninety-five pounds. You could see her bones wrapped up by a thin layer of coarse skin, but there was no muscle to be found. She lied to everyone who asked her if she had a problem. This girl didn’t eat a healthy diet, didn’t exercise her body in a healthy way, and she was slowly withering away into a walking corpse. This girl was me. I was suffering from a disease known as anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is a disease that has three main features: refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, a strong fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image (Anorexia Nervosa). Anorexia nervosa is a fascinating difficult-to-treat disease that affects the body and the mind.
Anorexia nervosa is a disease that revolves around the thought of “Never being skinny enough.” Once someone starts to live an anorexic lifestyle nothing else in his or her life matters anymore. Family, friends and other activities are pushed aside because all that matters in the life of someone with anorexia is losing weight (Anorexia Nervosa). However, anorexia isn’t just about eating unhealthy. Anorexia is about malnutrition, excessive weight loss and starvation of the body. Anorexia isn’t a very popular disease. Anorexia appears in less than one percent of girls (Rosen, Meghan).
My anorexia developed because I wanted to be beautiful,…

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