03 May '15, 12am

This unsuspecting mum had no idea that her 12-year-old daughter was hiding a severe eating disorder: #realitybites

This unsuspecting mum had no idea that her 12-year-old daughter was hiding a severe eating disorder: #realitybites

"I never considered my daughter Mimi fat. She was fleshy, maybe, as all growing kids tend to be, but not overweight. However, Mimi felt she wasn't as thin as her schoolmates, even though she was 33kg, a healthy weight for a 10-year-old. And so began her journey into anorexia nervosa – a potentially life-threatening eating disorder. A VICTIM OF INSECURITY It all started when Mimi's team lost a race in school. Mimi was a slow runner and her teammates blamed her for their loss, saying she needed to lose weight if they were ever going to win any competition. That remark affected her greatly and she began comparing herself to her 'skinny' friends. She started cutting down on meals, sometimes skipping them altogether, and munching on bits of biscuits or bread if she felt hungry. When we went out for meals, she would drink a glass of water and not order anything – she always clai...

Full article: http://www.herworldplus.com/solutions/solutions/true-stor...

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