Overview: Onset between 14-17, affects only females. It Is NOT the life-threatening disorder, but the girls craving sympathy and attention will claim it is. 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: Extremely low comprehension level, joining pro-ana communities, showing sudden interest in Mary-Kate Olsen, and using sayings like 'stay strong', or 'WWMKD?' (what would mary kate do). They'll have a fear of getting fat (although they are blind to their already prominent handles and rolls.) They'll take pictures contorted at strange angles, 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 sauce every day. What a loser."
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