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tina72
I really love that theory as it is a really good explanation why this illness was not killed by evolution. It also explains very well why special people are still functional although they are nearly dying from starvation and others (like me) are not functional at all without normal food intake. It also explains why this illness is there in all societies and all countries around the world, even with the Amish or other people that have no contact to media, advertisement and even in societies that have a much different body image like the Fijis where big women are admired and not the thin ones.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Frazzled
Wow! I really love this theory also after reading. Makes a lot of sense. Thank you for sharing! I will be sharing this with my daughter as well. 
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Frazzled
Things are going a little bit better after taking the mirrors away. She is still upset though and I’m still trying to figure out what else may be triggering her right now. When she cries it reminds me of previous ED related events because I always picture the wicked witch of the west melting away in the Wizard of Oz. I can hear some mourning in her voice and she says that she wishes she can do something about her legs etc. maybe she is referring to restriction or something related but she always says that she can’t do anything about it and that makes her sad. I hope things continue to improve and this behavior dies off just like the wicked witch of the west 😜 Thanks for all your suggestions!
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EASL
Good for you - sounds like a small step but an important one. I am always reminding myself that they are so young and struggling - so maybe you have to just turn a deaf ear to the body complaints. The more regularly (and right amount) she eats the likelihood is the sadness will ebb and maybe then you can have some conversations about WHY her appearance is so important. But wait until you know she’s less sad. Just like us non-ED people - it’s hard to discuss a failing or an emotional topic so let her get to a stronger point. 

It it sounds like you feel a bit better. I’m happy for you. 

Every loophole that closes means you feel better and I believe those suffering do too. Sending a big hug!
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