How many calories do anorexics eat a day?

Some people think I'm anorexic but I eat 500 calories a day. I'm trying to lose weight. I'm 5'4 130lbs I want to be 95-100. Anorexics only eat like 100 cals a day right or small snacks every other day?

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There is no standard amount or how often. It depends on the person and their preferences.That is the honest truth.I've know of individuals with Anorexia Nervosa who eat 1,500 calories a day and those who eat less than 500. It is the same with food. I know some who eat chocolate every day and some who don't. I know some who have to eat on schedule and have certain times they can eat and other who don't track the time at all.There is no set amount or how often for this.

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  • Anorexia isn't measured in terms of calories consumed. Sure, if someone is only eating 100 calories a day then there's a chance they could be anorexic. But anorexia is a mental illness, it's more about someone's attitude towards food and state of mind. If you're just trying to lose a little bit of weight and controlling your calorie intake then you're not 'anorexic'. Just make sure you don't take it too far or make yourself ill. 500 calories is quite a small amount.
  • 500 cals is really low. The best way to lose weight is eat a healthy amount of healthy food, and get exercise! I think the average intake of calories is 2000 or something.
  • Being anorexic myself, I can say that there isn't a 'set number'. But I try and eat under 800 a day. Some days I will eat 100 others maybe 500. On many pro ana sites they encourage to eat under 500. The 'true ana' diet says only eat 1 apple and 2 cups of coffee. Others like the ABC vary in calories. Want to lose weight? Eat clean. Anorexia is a sickly habit.


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