The difference between fasting and anorexia is that anorexia is a mental disease not a physical one. Anorexics get trapped in a loop of "I'm too fat" "People are staring at me" "I have to be smaller"- Similar to a dieter except they go to extreme levels and still believe that they are fat when they are 90lbs because their mind distorts the image of what the "Fat" benchmark is".
Fasting is a once in a while break for your body. It's controlled and not harmful. The intention with fasting is not to lose weight (although that is a side effect). The intention is to let your body keep up with our continuous eating- It needs more time than we give it to digest properly.
I did a fast last week- the thing that scared me the most was that I wasn't actually hungry at all during the day. Caught a whiff of food at one point and that made me want to eat, but it wasn't a hunger want to eat but a "smells good" want to eat. Not being hungry all day essentially tells me that I didn't need to eat. I'll probably make the fast once a week now if I can.
SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333, 2 Years: 245lbs
Current Weight as of December 4th, 2013: 239
Short Term Goal: Happy brain, figure out direction in life.
Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension, Better sleep, Be a 1x Shirt
Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses