How fast do anorexics lose weight?


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Anorexics may lose as much as 15 to 20 pounds per month, according to Orgclinic.com. The amount of weight loss is dependent upon the person's body type, how much exercise he gets, and his overall nutritional intake.

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When a body is starved of its nutrients, exercise becomes harder, Orgclinic.com goes on to explain. Also, when a body is starved, it turns to using its muscle tissue and body fat for nutrients. Anorexics lose muscle definition because the body has to eat away at itself in order to survive. As the body consumes the body fat and muscle tissue, weight loss slows, and body shutdown may eventually occur.

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