Step by step instructions on how to be bulemic and anorexic.... More websites than ever are appearing online encouraging eating disorders. Type in "how to be anorexic" in Google and you'll see first hand just how many websites promoting eating disorders are out there.... We found more than fifty.
They call her Ana... To some she is a hero, to others a goddess of sorts... It's short for anorexia and her websites have a cult-like following. You can log on to find everything from 57 reasons not to eat to step by step instructions on how to lose thirty pounds in fifty days. You can even see photos of people labeled as "thinspiration". Dr. Kaye Renshaw says it's all about remaining anonymous, but still meeting others just like you. "It's so I can identify myself with you even though I'm never going to meet you. I'm never going to have an emotional relationship with you. Somehow if there's somebody else out there like me makes it okay." When you hear anorexia and bulemia, most think of female teenagers in high school. But, it's affecting everyone from kids on the playground... "We're seeing kids as young as grade school" to folks in the nursing home... "My oldest patient is in her 70s."