Monday, October 19, 2015

'Thinspiration' Teen became anorexic after being obsessed with taking 'thin' selfies

A teenager who developed anorexia after becoming obsessed with finding 'thinspiration' photos on Instagram has warned how using social media led her to starve herself. India Edmonds, 17, developed an eating disorder at the age of 14 after becoming obsessed with comparing herself to celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Alexa Chung, as well as other anorexic children and teenagers.

After six months of dieting and taking advice from other sufferers on Instagram, India’s weight had plummeted to just six stone. She blacked out at home and her mother rushed her to hospital. Despite "looking like a skeleton" by her own admission, India hadn't realised she was anorexic until that moment.

Now she is in recovery and warning other teens about the dangers of eating disorders and obsession with being thin.

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Culled from Mirror

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