Many people are under the misconception that a person suffering from anorexia is young and thin as a rail. Not true...not by a long stretch.
Death by starvation, as a result of anorexia nervosa, happens to older and overweight people, as well, which many find startling and almost incomprehensible.
On my recent blog post,
"People need to understand that you don't have to look like Isabelle Caro to be anorexic. I think that's a significant point of confusion for people who want to stick to Kimkins because they think they are not anorexic yet. "
"Excellent point OYB
thank you Medusa for blogging about this hidden aspect of Kimkins.com and paid advice Kimmer is giving about cutting cals every time somebody posts about their perceived stalling of weight loss. "
"She gets it. She just doesn't care. Same goes for the starving women. Kimmer don't care like that. "
Barbara B said...
"Why oh why don't they understand that the heart is a muscle and when you starve your body it will break down muscle as a last resort."
"Sad, just so sad...OYB is correct...you don't have to be thin to be anorexic...those of us who followed KK and started to feel the affects of the starvation diet she was promoting are proof of that!!"
"...you don't have to be 80 lbs soaking wet to have anorexia---you can be 400 lbs and be anorexia and it kills you quicker than the smaller person..."
"I mentioned in my comments at GMA that while overweight, my mom is anorexic.">
"...the popular stereotype of the anorexic is always a skeletal female. Whenever a fat person is rushed to ER, anorexia is the last the last thing the doctors think of. Like that one poor guy, linked many threads and hundreds of posts ago, who feared food so much that he starved to death at 600 and plenty pounds. So much for Heidi's theory. Here's a little blurb I picked up-
Jon Brower Minnoch (1941 - 1983) of Bainbridge Island, WA; 6 ft 1 in, estimated as weighing "probably more than" 1400 lbs in 1979, at which point it took 13 people just to roll him over in bed. Minnoch, like many of the heaviest people, suffered from massive edema: his weight was augmented by at least 900 lbs of fluid at its peak. The former taxi driver had always been unusually heavy, reaching 400 lbs in 1963, 700 lbs in 1966, and 975 lbs in 1976, but he claimed to have been in no way handicapped by his size until a 500-calorie diet sapped his muscle strength and left him at the brink of death.'
(Are you taking note, Heidi? He was fat but healthy until he tried a starvation diet.)
'Subsequent hospitalization brought him down to 476 lbs in 1981, mostly through the loss of 12 to 14 pounds of fluid per week. He was readmitted later that year after regaining 200 lbs in seven days. Although physicians at University Hospital in Seattle persisted in treating him with a 1,200-calorie diet, he weighed about 800 lbs at the time of his death. Other details of his physical condition were withheld from the press. Minnoch was the father of two children by his 110-lb wife, Jeannette.'
And we thought we had water retention problems! He died at 42 years of age within 7 years of trying a 500-calorie diet. Hope those KK'ers don't suffer the same fate in a few years.'
"THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES EFFECT"
To read this excellent article, "I Got Anorexia at 50," please click the link below:
BEWARE THE KIMKINS DIET!