1. Figure out how many pounds you must loose to be at your ideal weight. Multiply by 3500 (how many calories that equal a pound). This is what you need to work off.
2. Find out what your BMR is (your Basic metabolic rate, which is how many cals your body burns per day just to live).
3. Add your BMR with how many cals you burn each day through exercise etc, then take away how many cals you eat. Work out how many days it will take to get to your ideal weight.
4. Work out your BMI (go to my Weight loss basics page). Are you overweight? Underweight? Or in the healthy range? What would you like to be?
1. Write a poem. Here are some examples for what it could be about:
- Being fat
- Being thin
- The Change happening within you
- Ana/Mia in your life
2. Start an Ana Journal, if you haven’t already.
3. Write a story about how Ana came into your life, and what it’s been like since.
1. Research diet pills, compare them and work out which would be best for you.
2. Research volumetrics, and using their formula for calculating energy density, explain why it’s important to stick to whole foods instead of processed, packaged foods.
1. Research famous anorexic people throughout history.
2. Write an essay on one of them. Include childhood details, their battle with anorexia and if they recovered or not.
1. Find out how the brain works, and why some people get mental illnesses.
2. Write a list of things that might trigger an eating disorder. e.g. mean comments on weight.
1. Look up songs that either has to do with Anorexia (e.g. Ana’s Song by Silverchair) or one that could be related to Ana (e.g. Beautiful by Christina). There are a massive list on my page entitled Pro Ana Songs.
2. Pick one of these songs, and write an essay on what it means to you.
3. If you have musical talent, try writing a song about Ana.
1. Draw a self portrait of yourself (your whole body).
2. Draw Ana as a person. What would she look like?
3. Draw a picture that represents anorexia.
4. Look up other anorexic’s art.
1. Research the diets of different counties around the world. Compare them and work out which would be the healthiest.
1. Write down the pros and cons of being Pro-Ana.
2. Compare fasting and just restricting. What are the pros and cons of each?
3. Write an empowering essay on why being skinny is good.
1. Look through your kitchen and supermarket. Write down any foods you like that contain under 100cals.
2. Write down what you used to eat, what you eat now, and what you want to aim for. Compare them.
1. Research all the different vitamins your body needs, why it needs them, and what foods contain them.
2. Buy some multi-vitamin pills.
3. Write an essay on obesity, its effects, and why junk food is bad for your health.
4. Research what side effects come from having anorexia and how to avoid them.
1. Look at the list of books on my website that have to do with anorexia. Find some, either bought or from your local library, and read them.
2. Write an essay on your favourite.
1. Create a monologue (a solo performance) that convinces you to be skinny. Perform it whenever you feel like giving up.
2. Pretend you are your ideal weight, and that you’re beautiful and confident. Now pretend you’re twice your weight, and imagine how ashamed you would be. Compare. Which would you rather?
1. Go for a 5 mile run, and time yourself. Do this often, always trying to beat your fastest time.
2. Research different exercises, devise a daily routine for yourself, and then try keep it up for at least 2 weeks.
Technical Studies and Design:
1. Start your own Pro-Ana websi