Being “pro anorexic” is not so much as being ‘for’ the horrible disorder known as anorexia, it’s actually about supporting and helping those who already suffer from the condition. Anorexics go to some really extreme methods to lose weight, let us look at some of the safest pro-anorexia techniques out there.
Not restricting calories too heavily
This is obviously difficult for anorexics because they try to eat as little as possible so that they can continue to lose weight. It is important that you at least try to keep your calories at a decent number so that your body can still function throughout the day. Eating a filling breakfast is something that us particularly useful but it can still be healthy so that you do not feel too guilty about it. Egg whites on wholemeal bread or oats topped with granola are some ideas of foods that can energize you. Eating small amounts but often is really good for anorexics because the portion sizes will be manageable for them. Getting plenty of water is something that a lot of pro-anas do and it is really important in staying hydrated.
Eating nutritious dense foods and taking vitamins
Some pro anas like to eat junk food but in small amounts but this can lead to binging. The best thing to do to avoid losing control and also making sure that your body gets as much goodness as possible, is to eat food with plenty of nutrition. This includes fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These foods are super low in calories so you can fit a lot of them, into your “allowed” number of calories. If you are a meat eater, grilled chicken and fish is really good for you and should also be eaten as much as possible.
Have your own list of safe foods
Having a list of “safe” foods and stocking up your cupboards with them, means that you will always have something to eat if you are feeling faint or like you have to eat. Safe foods are different for everyone but they are usually foods that are low in calorie and also give the individual a much needed kick. This could be a low fat yoghurt, sugar free jello or mountains of fruit. Whatever YOUR safe foods are, always make sure they are at your fingertips.
Some anorexics like to avoid food completely and fast for long periods of time. Whatever way you dress it up, fasting is one of the worse things that you can do and it can slowly see you fading away. If you DO want to fast, I strongly recommend intermittent fasting which gives you a window of a few hours, where you are allowed to eat. This is healthier than fasting completely but you will also see big weight loss results.
It should be mentioned that anorexia is a dangerous disorder, so none of the methods mentioned are actually 100% ‘safe’ but they are definitely better than some other, more extreme things that they do. If you suffer from anorexia, please use some of the safest pro-anorexia techniques rather than the more deadly ones.