You’ve heard of diets, and you’ve heard of eating disorders. The levels to which these can exist is dismal, disgusting, and just plain stupid. A female person is supposed to consume approximately 1700 calories a day, depending on your exercise level.
Instead, eating disorders create a very scary goal. If you are eating less than about 500 calories a day, then your body will definitely be digesting muscle. Especially heart muscle. If sexy is your goal, heart attacks still aren’t sexy, so… don’t do that.
The above chart dictates the ABC diet, abbreviated for the Anorexia Boot Camp Diet. That’s right- Anorexia Boot Camp. Normal boot camps kick your ass into shape. This one makes your body anorexic, starved for everything. Each day, you are to consume the number of calories on the chart. The greatest amount is 800.
Need more tips on how to become anorexic? Push your food around on your plate so it will look like you have been eating. Brush your teeth, because other foods don’t taste good with toothpaste and you won’t want to eat. Drink gallons of water every day, so your body will think that it is full. Trick your friends, trick your family, trick your own body into thinking you are healthy.
A spin-off of eating disorders is “thinspo”, which is short for thinspiration, which is then short for inspiration to be thin. Thinspo is thankfully often blocked on popular websites, such as Tumblr. Pinterest puts up a health advisory warning when the word is searched. These pictures depict starved women, with quite visible spinal cords and hip bones that could be used as weapons. A better alternative is fitspo, as it depicts fit women.
I try to not tell people how to run their lives, but if purposefully starving your body is the adult and responsible decision you’ve made, then you are doing life wrong. Your goals in life would be better if they included “get healthy” or “get fit”, instead of “have thighs that don’t touch” or “have exceedingly prominent collar bones”.
I wouldn’t mind looking like a Victoria’s Secret model. I’m sure my boyfriend wouldn’t mind that either. However, there are certain things that women should seriously consider saying “no” to. Purposefully digesting your heart muscle is one of them.