Friday, January 11, 2008

Follow Up to Plea for Help

This is a follow up on a plea for help for a friend who appears to have an eating disorder.

I received a few comments, so I thought I'd share what resources were included.


Causes of Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
If you are in an urgent situation or require assistance, please call our Helpline at 800-931-2237 and our trained volunteers can direct you to help in your area.

Someone can direct a friend they suspect of having an eating disorder to and have them visit the HELLS KITCHEN forum. It is specifically for people with eating disorders. It is NOT a site for those trying to help a friend, but for people actually WITH the disorder. Here is a helpful post...

Eating Disorders: Eating 101


I read about this particular woman, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, . She's often eating 200 calories or less a day, while working out strenuously. She complains of hunger, shaking, and needing to take a sleeping pill to avoid eating anything at all at night, because her losses are not as fast as Kimmer (Heidi Diaz) promised. She is intent on starving and exercising herself thin while Kimmer makes her site a safe place for her to do that. Kimmer offers no guidance to correct the notion that you can't starve while you still have fat on your body. I'm appalled that Kimmer never suggested that she eat more. In fact, when the topic of Gatorade type juice for electrolytes was raised, Kimmer gave suggestions for getting electrolytes from lettuce wraps to save calories and carbs. She even suggested something might be physically wrong with the woman since her losses are slow! I have this sinking feeling that the situation is hopeless. No friendly advice is going to reach this woman. Several of her friends have tried; though admittedly they are drown out by all the people cheering her on.

She is just one example, but there are others, while Kimmer blithely continues on giving bad advice and recruiting more customers victims. Please, make Kimmer stop!

1 comment:

2BIG said...

that is so scary. Everybody wants to help this woman on but Kimmer is just refusing to step up and tell her she needs to nurish her body even when trying to shed body fat.
I hope folk cna reach her.