The Struggles of Anorexia as Seen Through Ali’s Eyes

March 13, 2014 9:36 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:16 pm

At 5’8 and a skeletal 105 pounds, Ali knows that people think she’s too thin, but she says she still needs to lose another 10 to 15 pounds. Diagnosed at age 10 with anorexia nervosa, the 23-year-old restricts her food intake to 700 calories a day and keeps a container in her room in which she purges five to 10 times a day.