I'm reading this nifty blog at nomorepessimistic.xanga.com. I remember reading this site before and it would totally convince me to start eating healthy again- which is a good thing! However, now, when I read it, I have a few things to say about it.
She is right. There is a huge difference between crash dieting and anorexia- and a lot of "anas" are crash dieters. Wanting an eating disorder is stupid. Believing you can just "start" on an eating disorder is equally stupid. There is a lot of misconceptions out there about anorexia- and a majority of the public is ignorant.
The dangers of ANY eating disorder-anorexia, bulimia, COE, BE, EDNOS are serious and should never be made lightly of. An individual who suffers from a severe eating disorder is living in a hell. Their entire life is consumed by the ED.
However, I do NOT agree with the penchant that all individuals with an eating disorders WILL fall into severe anorexia. Yes, a diet or EDNOS can turn into severe anorexia, and they should be avoided at all costs- but not every single person who has EDNOS will starve themselves to death. EDNOS is a complicated diagnosis, and it is different for nearly every individual. There is no set behavior pattern for somebody with EDNOS, as anybody with an eating disorder should know. It is not impossible to live with an eating disorder.
Of course, the point is moot. Any individual with an eating disorder- EDNOS, anorexia, bulima, etc., is at danger to damage his/her body. Eating disorders should NEVER be encouraged.