The Hungry Girl Podcast

Episode 11: How Diets Lead To Eating Disorders: Fitness Competitions & The Minnesota Starvation Experiment

July 21, 2020

In this episode, I outline the way in which dieting can cause eating disorders. I compare the symptoms experienced by the men who took part in the 1944 Minnesota Starvation Experiment to my own experience of extreme calorie restriction when preparing for fitness competitions and how this extreme diet triggered my most recent relapse into anorexia.

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