Overview: Onset between 14-17, affects females 100% over males. Wannarexia is NOT the life-threatening disorder, it is the self-diagnosed illness young women give themselves when they want to lose weight quickly, and are desperate for attention and sympathy. They will refer to their new diet as 'ana', to try and appear as though they fit into the cultural breed of fakes. They spend money on starbucks like it was calorie-free. Usually, they'll 'recover', or just forget, as soon as they've lost the 5 or 10 pounds before prom.
Warning signs: May include extremely low comprehension level, joining pro-ana communities, showing sudden interest in MaryKate Olsen, and using sayings like 'stay strong', 'ana luv' or 'WWMKD?' (what would mary kate do). They'll prouldy show their fake illness by wearing a red bracelet; and have a fear of getting fat although they are blind to their already prominent handles and rolls. They'll take pictures of themselves contorted at strange angles and sucking in their stomache to try and prove that they are really anorexic, and post them on their pro-ana boards.
Treatment: No treatment is possible to convince people suffering from wannarexia that they are not anorexic, unless the treatment includes brain replacement.
Girl: "omigod i didnt eat today and now i way 72 pounds, WWMKD? stay strong, ana luv!"
Girl 1: "This girl just told me she was anorexic, and might be hospitalized.. She doesn't look skinny at all though?"
Girl 2: "That girl just has wannarexia. She wears a size 0 and pretends that it fits, but she can't do up the zipper. And, she drinks a few venti starbucks frappucinos with extra caramel every day. What a loser."
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