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Thin by Lauren Greenfield
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Apr 11, 2010

it was ok

I don't agree with Renfrew's treatment. Wth would you force someone with an eating disorder to eat junk food? These girls and women need to learn proper ways of eating. And I understand why they don't allow exercise, but because they aren't allowed they get the fat belly and that isn't
Healthy. Eveything in moderation and it isn't being taught at renfrew. The stories of the girls are similar in many ways. I hope they all succeed in bettering their lives.
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Sherri I agree.
It's ok to have to face a fear of eating junk food to have the occasional candy bar or to bake a cake with friends and enjoy it, but to be force to eat junk food on a regular basis... hmm...
And I agree about the exercising also.
Some of those girls were exercising to the extreme, they need to help them with learning what a healthy balance is, and to see it as a way to relax and enjoy being healthy, not as a punishment or a ritual.

Angela Gambrel This is pretty standard for eating disorder centers. When I was in a partial hospitalization program — I am a recovering anorexic — we were required to choose from such foods as pies, ice cream, cookies, etc. It to help those with eating disorders break their fear of foods and to realize there are no bad foods; everything in moderation.

Exercise restriction is pretty standard, too. Many people with eating disorders, not just anorexics, have unhealthy exercise patterns. Also, for those of low weight, weight stabilization is key to treatment.

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