How is anorexia and bulimia different?
Anorexia is characterized by extremely restircting food / calorie intake and an excess of exercise.
Bulimia is characterized by episodes of bingeing and purging.
Most of the time bulimia starts with anorexia, but then maybe they go to somewhere with a lot of food and they lose control and binge. To get rid of the calories they purge an then this becomes an addiction. Bulimia is much more common than anorexia because not all bulimics have anorexia, but most anorexics have bulimic tendencies.
I spent 3 hours investigating your question by talking to many different nutritionists - Anorexia is a terrible ailment and many celebrities have met their demise via this clinical entity. To name just 17 who have had to deal with anorexia/eating disorder: * Karen Carpenter (musician/singer)- died at the age of 32 * Margaux Hemmingway (actress) * Christy Henrich (gymnast) - died at age 22 * Heidi Guenther (ballet) died at age 22 * Paula…