An alarming number of young women are using dangerous pro-anorexia websites that encourage users to "starve for perfection." Carrie Arnold, blogger at EDBites.com, described what she would write about on the sites to HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez.
"I would brag about how little I had eaten, and other people were saying, 'Yay, that motivated me to eat less today,'" she said.
Arnold, who has received treatment for her anorexia, explained that she ultimately stopped visiting the sites because "you slowly use your grip on what normality is really like."
Other guests in the discussion included Dr. Gregory Jantz and Dr. Emma Bond, author of "Virtually Anorexic - Where's The Harm?", a research study on the risks of pro-anorexia websites.