Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Calista Flockhart

Victoria Beckham

I was in the waiting room of my dentist when I came across this word in a local magazine. Unconvinced, I googled for the word and it does exist !
Read on and find out if you are one!
Nearlyrexics aren't anorexics- but they nearly are. They're not skeletal and they don't attract shocked looks from passer-bys; if anything, they're actually on the receiving end of envious glances.
Unlike anorexics,nearlyrexics just barely fall into the safe weight category for their height, so their doctors aren't concerned, and their eating habits will never see them hospitalised.
In fact, they are fully functioning and manage to successfully juggle work and children, and even have energy left for socialising. But the truth is, while you're wondering how she manages to slip into a size 6 or 8, the nearlyrexic lives with constant hunger, and weighs about 13kg less than she should.

Are you nearlyrexic?

If you answer 'yes' to three or more of these statements, you may be on the verge of an eating disorder.

1. My close friends or partner have expressed concern over how little I weigh or how much weight I have lost since they have known me.

2. I find it difficult to maintain my weight unless I stick to a food or exercise routine.

3. I weigh myself every day and dramatically cut back on food if I gain a few kilos.

4. My BMI(Body Mass Index) is at the low end of the healthy range.

5. I'm often hungry after a meal.

Disclaimer: All celebs pictured in this post are used for illustrative purposes only.


JulieChats said...

Interesting, I'd never heard of this word before either.

Lin said...

I sort of have a hard time with this one because my daughter is very thin and often gets labeled "eating disorder" which is painful to hear. I think these celebs have some probs, but I don't want to judge just because of what we go through with Em. Accusing them of eating disorder is just as painful as accusing them of overeating. It's a tough call.

Tami said...

I love food too much to be Nearlyrexics. Yuck. I kinda dig my big behind, and LARGE HIPS!
Yes, I do love food. I guess I'm the opposite of this. They call me Peach. Hubby that is. LOL

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

I'm so not a nearlyrexic...not by a long shot!

Donnetta said...

I've never heard of that. Of course, no one could ever call ME that either! This BABY got BACK!

Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard the term before. So much to say about it.

Chris said...

I had never heard the term before but it does make perfect sense.

Lisa S said...

I am so not Nearlyrexics...maybe when I was 2....