Saturday, May 28, 2016

Unhealthy Competition: Driven To Anorexia By Sibling Rivalry

A TEEN anorexic starved herself to just FIVE STONE in a lethal weight loss competition with her sister. Courtney Grimshaw, now 24, was just 12 when she started to restrict her eating to be thinner than her ‘popular’ older sister, Rebecca – then 14. Rebecca would often tease Courtney about her weight – calling her ‘fat ass’ and a ‘fat pig’ - but the consequences were devastating.

Courtney lost three and a half stone (56lbs) in the space of a year and by the age of 15 she was skeletal. The sisters initially competed to be the slimmest – eating just 350 calories each a day and exercising compulsively for hours. But it wasn’t long before Courtney was pushing her body to its limits.

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