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  • - [Voiceover] I cry every time my mother says

  • she's proud of my weight loss.

  • She still doesn't know I'm anorexic.

  • What it's like to struggle with anorexia.

  • Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to become fixated in their diet and not gaining weight.

  • The Whisper app allows people to share stories anonymously. Here are some actual confessions from people struggling with anorexia.

  • - [Voiceover] Whenever my boyfriend sees my body,

  • I'm scared that he'll notice I'm anorexic.

  • - [Voiceover] I tell people I'm on a liquid diet.

  • What they don't realize is that I'm anorexic,

  • and the only liquid in my diet is water.

  • - [Voiceover] I have anorexia.

  • My head keeps telling me, pretty girls don't eat.

  • - [Voiceover] I'm anorexic.

  • I hate myself with a passion.

  • The only time I eat is when I'm going drinking,

  • because being drunk is the only thing

  • that takes away the pain.

  • - [Voiceover] I only eat in front of my parents

  • so they won't find out I'm anorexic

  • and send me to recovery.

  • - [Voiceover] I tell everyone I'm losing weight

  • because I exercise,

  • but the truth is I'm anorexic.

  • - [Voiceover] I'm anorexic and I'm trying to get better.

  • I can't stand that every restaurant displays calories.

  • It's so triggering.

  • - [Voiceover] I denied the fact that I have anorexia.

  • Today I saw my sister start to

  • hate on her body the way I do.

  • She's eight, this really hit heart.

  • I need to change for her sake.

  • - [Voiceover] I recovered from anorexia four years ago.

  • I used to pray to God that he would let me die.

  • But surviving has made me a stronger person.

  • I'm proud of who I've become.

- [Voiceover] I cry every time my mother says

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What It’s Like To Struggle With Anorexia

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    Mikae Wu posted on 2016/08/02
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