slimmer's disease

slimmer’s disease

A permutation of anorexia/bulimia nervosa, referring to a person whose eating disorder is linked less to an internalised perception of being overweight and more to external influences that excess weight makes them less competitive or effective in their profession.
Ballet dancers, supermodels, gymnasts.
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