rachael farrokh (before & after)

*It may be easy to look at someone suffering from Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia, and think it is a choice they made.

Our minds may immediately shift to the belief that these people just want to be skinny. They are vain and feel this is what will make them beautiful.

And finally…

They can change this if they really want to.

Oh, if it were that easy.

While these eating disorders may have started with the desire to “look better” — especially for those in the public eye who feel the need to conform to a certain standard of beauty — it certainly doesn’t end there.

And the most surprising thing to learn about this eating disorder is that it has absolutely nothing to do with food.

Do you really think that a grown woman who has allowed her weight to wither down to 40 pounds, is satisfied with the way she looks?

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