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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 4 weeks ago

is it healthier to be obese, or anorexic? ?

I know neither is healthy, but which is healthier than the other? im just curious is all

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Anorexia is the most deadly of all the mental illnesses. It is starvation and affects ALL your organs. A list of some affects--hair and tooth loss, loss of periods and infertility (often permanent even if the sufferer recovers), dizziness, weakness, strange hair growing on body to keep it warm, heart palpitations, chest pain, digestive issues such as extreme constipation. As it progresses there can be blindness and death often comes from sudden cardiac arrest, frequently while straining on the toilet.

    Obesity isn't good but most people who are not morbidly obese will still live till a relatively old age with normal to moderately normal functions.

    An untreated anorexic won't.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Anorexia will kill you faster than obesity.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Honestly neither one is any good. Anorexic you weight too little and obese you weigh too much so there's really no balance with either one. BUT you they can both teach you something when you go get help with anorexia people with that disorder need to be reminded that they are not fat and it's okay to eat a little bit more and it's okay to do it in a way that's healthy to gain healthy weight because you don't wanna teach them to put on sloppy weight because that's their worst fear and with people who are obese they need to know that there are healthier coping mechanisms than food because that's why some people overeat is because they feel they can't deal with their emotions i would say they also should learn that instant gratification and trying to make yourself feel better may work in that moment but a moment is so short and then you're left with the more long term consequences.

     Not saying that every person's reasons are the same these are just examples but there's something to be learned from even the worst of situations in life but at the end of the day everyone needs balance it's healthy, it's sustainable, and it makes you more successful and happy in life. Hope this helps.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Think of it this way - many people survive and live long lives weighing 100 lbs or more over their recommended weight. There are people who weigh 200 - 500 lbs over their recommended weight (or more). Being 50 lbs under your recommended weight can lead to death, much less 100 lbs under (which would be impossible for many). 

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    It's "less unhealthy" to be overweight, and typically easier to get fit from being obese to getting down to a healthy weight, than it is from being anorexic (severely underweight) and getting your weight up to a healthy weight (because anorexics have an eating disorder, they aren't just skinny people). 

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    Another thing to consider, is that someone can be overweight and not be unhealthy. They may be getting all the nutrition their body needs, but over-consume in calories. An underweight person may not be unhealthy (at least not initially) but chances are due to their low body weight, they aren't consuming the optimal nutrition their body needs (an exception would be people with a very high metabolism).

    Source(s): Former obese chick
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  • 4 weeks ago

    Neither is healthier than the other.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Obesity. Anorexia is a disease (it is not a body type and does not apply to everyone that is underweight) that kills people faster that obesity does. 

    And obese people (not morbidly obese but like a BMI of 30) aren't necessarily super unhealthy either. It depends on muscle mass, fat distribution, diet, exercise and overall lifestyle. With anorexia people have bad habits. Otherwise they wouldn't have anorexia. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Depends on what you mean by healthier.  People who are obese are more likely to develop diabetes, heart problems, etc.  People with anorexia are more likely to develop depression and are more at risk for suicide.

    Physically, anorexia is probably "healthier" because there are fewer associated health risks, but that doesn't mean it is easier/better by any means. 

    • brother_in_magic
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Afraid not. Anorexia is lethal--it tends to kill its victims before 40. They lose hair, can lose their eyesight from malnutrition, they can't poop normally, their teeth loosen and then their hearts give out.

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  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I'm no expert but I would think you'd be better off with extra weight to fight off viruses then to be under weigh.

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