What is Fatorexia? Opposite of Anorexia
There is a Story Behind This Picture, no pun intended
Fatorexia, Myth or Reality?
One of the girls I work with said she took this picture at a fast food restaurant in Wal-Mart this morning and showed it to a bunch of us. None of us could believe our eyes. I asked her to send it from her phone to my phone.
What was wrong with this woman?! She’s disgusting! Why would she dress like that and go to Wal-Mart or anywhere?! Did she just wake up and put on her kids shorts by accident? Does she even know how horrible she looks? Does she think she’s beautiful? How did she get those shorts on?! All these questions were flying around the office.
This is indecent exposure at best, at worst; this could be some sort of disorder. I mean, really, I got to thinking, if an anorexic person sees a fat person in the mirror then maybe a fat person can see a thin person in the mirror, right?
Regardless whether or not this is a disorder, people should not be allowed to walk around in public dressed like this. If she had walked into my store I would have refused to serve her. I’m not a mean person nor am I prejudice against overweight people, I’m over weight myself by about 60 pounds, but I dress accordingly, modestly, this should have been kept at home.
Sara Bird, Author of Fatorexia
I came home and got online and guess what? There is only one person out there talking about a reverse disorder and she calls it Fatorexia. Sara Bird, she’s neither a doctor nor an eating disorder specialist, yet she has written a book about just what I see in this picture. A disorder where women, this woman in the picture, sees herself as thin and even refuses to buy clothing that will actually fit her obese body; totally ignoring the fact that her BUTT is hanging completely out of the back and her stomach is hanging all the way out the front.
The difference between Sara Bird and this woman is that Sara wore clothing that gave her the illusion of being thin. She used other methods as well as clothing to hide her obesity, she said she used smaller and smaller mirrors and when her doctor told her she was obese she was shocked.
Fatorexic: Urban Dictionary definition
Opposite of Anorexic: People who are in reality heavy, fat, overweight etc. but see themselves as very thin or underweight, boney etc. An exmaple of a fatorexic: a heavier person squeezing into pants 4 sizes too small and thinking they look hot..
Isabelle Caro, Model
We have given so much attention, nationwide, about anorexia and other eating disorders that cause thinness and death. It’s heart breaking that people have such a warped vision of themselves. I watched an eight year old girl, online, who is at an anorexia hospital where they make her eat and try to give her a rational picture of herself, try to give her a positive body image. She can barely hold down the food and this video I put up of a model in Italy, is hard to watch. She is doing a campaign against anorexia but still has a hard time gaining weight. She was down to 50 pounds at one time, she is 70 pounds now.
British Medical Journal
They did a study and found that one quarter of obese and overweight people did not see themselves as fat?
BBW Yes They Are Beautiful Too!
I hope nobody gets the wrong opinion of me from this hub. Large women are beautiful too, I'm not saying they aren't, they are wanted and desired all over the world. All I am trying to convey here is that large women who know they are beautiful don't try to fit into a size zero, they dress in beautiful clothes made for their sizes.