The Inextricable Tie Between Eating Disorders and Endurance Athletes
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As a former Eating Disorders Counselor for 8 years I can confidently say this article does a great job highlighting the issue, athlete experience (what gets people hooked), long vs. short term health and performance outlook and overall path of eating disorders in athletes. This is a MUST read.
One of my favorite quotes (and yes this really is what happens!) ...
“The pressure to lose weight at all costs persists because many athletes who do so get faster—sometimes much faster—for a season or two. Usually, it doesn’t take long for these benefits to burn themselves out, but the devastating long-term consequences of an eating disorder can take years, or even decades, to manifest completely.“