Two best friends on how they beat anorexia

by Annalisa Lista - 2016.01.21
Two best friends on how they beat anorexia
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“Because of anorexia, I lost my baby, friends and I didn't get a degree,” says Sarah, 25. “The weighing scales would change my mood,” echoes Megan, an 18-year-old dancer. These two British friends have just escaped the tunnel of eating disorders and now feature in a shocking video that is aimed not only at the teenage victims of the dieting craze but also at their relatives. Because “anorexics always seem annoyed when other people worry about them. But in reality it's what they want. They want someone to speak for them, because they can't do it by themselves. They feel stuck and completely lost.”

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