quote by Barbara Ehrenreich

Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.

— Barbara Ehrenreich

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Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem.

A little bit of anorexia, a little bit of bulimia.

I'm not totally OK now but I don't think any woman is.

We think of bulimia and anorexia as either a bizarre psychosis, or as a quirky little habit, a phase, or as a thing that women just do. We forget that it is a violent act, that it bespeaks a profound level of anger toward and fear of the self.

For me, the bulimia was about stuffing my emotions. So I stopped suppressing my feelings.


Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery.

Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you're sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It's about control.

For the longest time, Indian women have been okay with being curvy.

But I think the modern Indian woman needs to get toned. I don't endorse being thin. Anorexia and bulimia are a reality in India because everybody wants to be thin.

I think her friends were worried that the bulimia might come back, about some psychological slide, and she was given breathing space to some extent by the media as much as she ever has been.

I went through this difficult time [in the 1984] when we were making our third record where I kind of lost my mind. That's when the bulimia kicked in. And that's when I got really freaky.


When they took TV to Fiji they found that after 3 years nearly 12 girls out of 100 were over the toilet bowls with bulimia because they felt inferior.

My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction... The music is what saved me. That's the only thing I can trust.

For every diet there's an equal and opposite binge (bulimia which is binging and purging is another way of depriving yourself).

I have something called exercise bulimia, which is where you rid of your calories by over-exercising.

I used to binge-eat and make myself throw up.

I was a fat kid. Obviously I didn't quite master the bulimia.


We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.

One of the greatest gains of capitalism is that even the proletarian slave feels like a master. He believes he has the power to change his life. We are propelled by the ideology of the self-made man: we work more, we consume more and in the end we consume ourselves. The consequences are burnout, bulimia and other lifestyle diseases.

Perhaps they thought I was on a fact-finding mission, never for one moment thinking that a man of my age and build could be suffering from bulimia nervosa, but that's what the consultant said I had.

Everybody knew about the bulimia in the family.

And they all blamed the failure of the marriage on the bulimia and it's taken them time to think differently. I said I was rejected, I didn't think I was good enough for this family, so I took it out on myself. I could have gone to alcohol. I could have been anorexic. I chose to hurt myself instead of hurting all of you.

It seemed impossible to make an appealing show about bulimia.

I mean, it's my story, and even I don't wanna watch that. Plus, everybody told me not to - I like a challenge.


I mean, we all know the dangers of starving, but bulimia? That can't be that bad. It's only bad when you get really thin. Who worries about bulimics? They're just gross.

She had all the best things wrong with her—incest, insanity, drug addiction, bulimia, alopecia: you name it. All the perfect stuff for a memoir. She’s so lucky.

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