Woman Who Weighs 63 lbs Claims She Is Alright, And Talks About The Reasons Why She Made Herself Look Like This
June 10, 2019 16:01 By Mambee
It’s quite easy to judge something we don’t understand, but sometimes we forget that what makes us human is empathy, tolerance, and kindness towards our own kin.
Anastasia Solomatina had to deal with being misunderstood her whole life. The woman suffers from anorexia, a serious eating disorder that means an abnormally low body weight, a constant fear of gaining weight and a distorted attitude towards food and body image.
Anastasia had a few reasons to slim down to 63 lbs. As a teen, she had a stressful time coping with her first infatuation. Then, she would not fit into her old jeans and, as there was no money for a new pair, she decided to drop some weight. She said she had a feeling that her body was getting polluted and she needed to cleanse it as much as possible.
This is how her weight obsession started. All that she eats is fruit and juices, which, she believes, are healthy for her. Now, the 30-year-old woman lives in Italy with a husband who seems to accept her body and love her unconditionally.
But such a low weight carries numerous risks for a woman. First of all, anorexia damages the reproductive system, making a woman unable to conceive and carry a child. It causes anemia, heart problems, bone loss, kidney failure, fatigue, insomnia, and dizziness.
Anastasia still has a goal to lose 22 lbs more.
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Do such people deserve mockery and judgment? Anorexia is a mental problem, but most people who struggle with this condition do not realize its severity.
How to help people with anorexia
Express your deep concern about their health, but pick a good time for the talk. The best option is talking privately, in a calm emotional state.
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Explain why their health is bothering you. Concentrate on love and support, avoiding the proper body-weight lectures.
Be prepared to face denial. Do not give up, and try to be patient and understanding. However, avoid making ultimatums, and putting pressure.
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Try to understand the person’s motives. Understanding them better can help describe the issue to the professionals, and get further advice.
Provide unconditional support. Sometimes the support of the family and friends is the strongest force that pushes us forward.
It’s possible to cure anorexia, so encourage your beloved one to get professional help and win the war against this dangerous eating disorder.