I Was in a Diet Competition That Nearly Cost My Life

  • Published on Feb 22, 2019
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    When normal people look at the fitness models on magazines, the girls on Instagram, or anyone we see on the billboards, it always makes us feel bad about ourselves. "Why don't we look like them?" Some people go as far as to try to compete with others online to see how much weight they can lose. It ends up not being about looking or feeling good anymore, it's end up being more about winning. Until they're hospitalized....
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Comments • 3 784

  • Oh No
    Oh No 10 hours ago

    You said you didn’t have any friends
    Or am I just being stupid

  • Random Person
    Random Person 12 hours ago

    Did she ever make it to 0 pounds?

  • A Y L A M A R I E
    A Y L A M A R I E 12 hours ago

    Me eating junk food laying in bed deciding on rather to take a nap or watch more RUclip: I relate.

  • B L
    B L 19 hours ago

    I saw the site, and they encourage people to vomit out their food they ate.
    They are insane

  • Mental Health And Me

    I’m currently sectioned under the mental health act for BPD and I have been through having an ED 💜 stay strong beautiful people!

  • DanTRC Nex
    DanTRC Nex 3 days ago

    Finally a comment section I can relate to...
    Everyone:I am eating chips and being lazy right now

  • Casey Reyes
    Casey Reyes 4 days ago

    im doing it

  • j o y
    j o y 5 days ago

    The girl from this video is black...why would they make her white????

  • ginny may
    ginny may 7 days ago

    I was once obsessed with exercise and losing weight coz I use to be over 100kg (over 200 pounds) but the only reason I started doing that was because when I finished school I had nothing to do.. nothing to obsess about.. I have Aspergers and I needed something to obsess about.. sure some of my obsessions got out of hand a few times coz most of my obsessions are coping mechanisms.. but they all were becoming unhealthy obsessions.. coz I didn’t know how to calm down or be happy.. properly happy.. I mean sure I usually put on a facade and pretend to be ok and avoid the questions like “are you ok?”.. I think I was believing my own lies to them coz I know if they knew the truth.. well actually I don’t think I got that far in thinking that.. as soon as I would think of something bad my entire body would feel cold.. and it seriously felt like my heart was turning into ice.. but I would stop and say “it’s ok breathe, your ok” I was told that helps and think “what are you feeling?” And “is it worth feeling this way?” Usually I would say “I don’t know” and that usually didn’t help but usually listening to music helps.. but the constant cold feeling kept on coming back.. I didn’t understand it and that only made things worse.. hmm I should see a therapist or a counsellor..

  • Amisha Sharma
    Amisha Sharma 7 days ago

    Relateable ? 🤔

  • Freya Xo
    Freya Xo 9 days ago +4

    My older Sister developed anorexia when I was 6 (she was 15) and it was heart breaking I remember me and my little brothers hugging her thinking she would not make it luckily she recovered,is still thin but better- no one should ever have to go through that remember you are all beautiful and shouldnt worry about your weight xxxxx

  • iiiYellowLemon
    iiiYellowLemon 10 days ago

    “Anorexia is a diet.” Look that up that’s a disorder not a diet

  • Angel W
    Angel W 10 days ago +1

    After watching this I looked up pro Ana to see if they are still out there they are for one and all the pro Ana stuff on Twitter has me messed up

  • Laura Cherry
    Laura Cherry 10 days ago +1

    people should just leave pro-ana alone, nobody freaks out at the crime thingy. if you don’t know what that is, people literally fangirl over school shooters

  • Asya Alseayleek
    Asya Alseayleek 10 days ago

    omg i found the website called pro ana godess ...... its so bad telling u horrible thing im sooo gonna die

  • Denae Scott
    Denae Scott 11 days ago

    I don't now y but this was scary

  • Ember Stene
    Ember Stene 11 days ago

    What is it called

  • Patrick Mittel
    Patrick Mittel 11 days ago

    I am 11, 1.47,5 meters tall, and weigh 36.3 kg. Is that _good?_

  • Aisling Bradshaw
    Aisling Bradshaw 11 days ago

    This women out here behind their laptop abusing girls and telling them to be anorexic
    Me being bullied for being skinny and told to kill myself and that I'm anorexic even tho I'm not


  • Brittany Crann
    Brittany Crann 12 days ago

    Why would they make websites like that? I hope there band now, I'm glad the police got involved with her

  • Kelsie Sanderson
    Kelsie Sanderson 13 days ago

    Anorexia isnt a diet, its a mind torture

  • Joshua gamer Boy
    Joshua gamer Boy 13 days ago


  • Hatty Tarrant
    Hatty Tarrant 14 days ago

    As a psychology student, I love how many informations about delicate matters such as suicide, mental issues and eating disorders this channel convey. Thank you, minutevideos. You are truly helping people.

  • oops
    oops 14 days ago

    ah, "ana".

  • tosia macaroni
    tosia macaroni 15 days ago

    I hate that some of the people in the comments are saying that they skip meals,and ask if they are anorexic.If you cry when you see yourself in the mirror,if you weigh yourself multiple times a day,if you isolate yourself from everyone because you are "too fat",if food literally scares you,if you have an extremely low calorie goal,yes.If you skip one meal,and still eat over 1000 calories,if you don't have issues with food,no.

  • Cherry_gacha lover
    Cherry_gacha lover 16 days ago

    You are perfect just the way you are and you know that

  • Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish 16 days ago

    Have y'all ever realised that diets are bad bc die..t yeah just don't do it's not worth it

  • Maya Fray
    Maya Fray 16 days ago +2

    search = #proana on Twitter. It's heartbreaking 😪😭

  • Heather MG
    Heather MG 16 days ago

    This pro Anna girl sounds very sketchy

  • Cookie Monsterly
    Cookie Monsterly 17 days ago

    The title is really.. uncomfortable..

  • Hilary Whiting
    Hilary Whiting 17 days ago

    i can put my fingers around my four arm. but i'm just skinny.

  • Asian Dod
    Asian Dod 18 days ago

    Stupid baka!

  • Anna Noscenco
    Anna Noscenco 18 days ago +3

    “I lost all my friends”
    Me: but I thought you didn’t have any friends in London

  • Anette Kattrup
    Anette Kattrup 18 days ago

    1 video 1 step to be super happy.
    Also love the video’s ❤️❤️❤️👍

  • Timothy Malatji
    Timothy Malatji 19 days ago

    Deaddd my parents would kill me if I don't eat dinner

  • The Duck Army
    The Duck Army 19 days ago +1

    I am very very skinny you can even see my ribs,but I can’t help it i have such a small appetite that I can’t eat more then just half of my meal,please tell me what I might have or if you have any advice...🥺💔😖

  • ana
    ana 19 days ago

    who else’s name is Ana 🙋🏻‍♀️

  • Ulverine
    Ulverine 20 days ago

    Anorexia is a diet
    me: and i oop-

  • Agent piggles
    Agent piggles 21 day ago +1

    Damn this is Like a cult

  • CountryBeautiful
    CountryBeautiful 22 days ago

    I agree with them telling you to deactivate the pro Anna account but they shouldn't have yelled at you though. They should have just explained afterwards that what Anna was telling you to do isn't good for your health.

  • Wiwita
    Wiwita 22 days ago +1

    The diet name: Pro-Ana
    Her name: Ana

  • Ms_ Penguinee
    Ms_ Penguinee 23 days ago

    Damn.. What kind of "coach" is this..

  • Leyla Forever
    Leyla Forever 23 days ago

    I can't be anorexic I love eating wats bothering me is being obese and am getting over it at the moment

  • Panda Corn
    Panda Corn 24 days ago

    Now why do I want to do this diet???
    I'm 40 pounds overweight, and I can't lose weight, I only gain weight....
    I'm still looking for a diet to make me at least slice the 40 pounds to 20 pounds

  • CloudyyPlayz ROBLOX
    CloudyyPlayz ROBLOX 24 days ago

    “I don’t have Anorexia I am anorexia” this broke my heart 💔

  • Hooded_K3rmit
    Hooded_K3rmit 25 days ago

    That's why you gotta go to the gym stooped.

  • just some lonely person wow

    How to become Alphose elric

  • Lynn Eaton
    Lynn Eaton 26 days ago

    I am going to go troll a pro anorexia account

  • Freitag der 13
    Freitag der 13 27 days ago

    I’m under weight but it’s not because of a diet I’m supposed to weight about 120 ish for my age but instead I weigh around 80 pounds well because of my metabolism but it’s hard for me to gain weight and now I’m scared that it’s not my motabolism that is causing it but there’s no way because I can eat a lot of food in one sitting and gain nothing at all

  • Amazing Maisie
    Amazing Maisie 27 days ago +2

    Me: Mom I gonna stop dieting.

    Mom: Did you watch the video?


  • ItsTwiz
    ItsTwiz 29 days ago

    I’m skinny but the funny thing is, I eat a lot so I’m not quite sure why

  • Rxses :p
    Rxses :p 29 days ago

    These people are demons they are not human THEY ARE THE MOST F******* UP PEOPLE EVER

  • Solly Msp
    Solly Msp 29 days ago +1

    Hi, Ana rexick

  • Liv Life
    Liv Life 29 days ago

    Wait they had a bible are they a cult

  • Freya Does Simzzz
    Freya Does Simzzz 29 days ago

    looks like Ana has a bad case of anarexia
    (not trying to be offensive to anorexic people)

  • Alana Bachman
    Alana Bachman Month ago

    I get called anorexic at school and I was only in 6th grade. I was 80 lbs while the people that were calling me that were either my one best friend that hits me and punches me until I move away and then she calls me a wuss because I don’t fight back or people that were 120 lbs.

  • Cats Are my life
    Cats Are my life Month ago

    I hate the pro anorexia site they need to get rid of it

  • Angelina
    Angelina Month ago

    I kinda hate myself for how I look..And I’m very overweight for my age..But this story helped me feel better. Thank you for making this!

  • Leah Rae and My mom Gallardo

    Anna: hi I want you more diet thing how much do you cost :)
    Diet thing: I will cost your live >:)
    Anna: ...

  • Amy Sgh
    Amy Sgh Month ago

    I dint have anorexia

    I was anorexia

  • Isabelle XD
    Isabelle XD Month ago

    If recovery would really be that easy... It isn't, some people die, many have a relapse, others have the illness for their whole life... only few people get completely rid of this illness... Recovery is like going through hell...

  • IMirFälltKeinNameEinI

    Wait, did she say six days?? No one can be thin as a stick within six days wth

  • M1nty 99
    M1nty 99 Month ago +1

    no no no

    sweatheart anorexia is a DISORDER

  • jesss hewitt
    jesss hewitt Month ago

    lol these are bots also why do this you know your ganna be dead /or injured from somich pain?

  • XD Rasaily
    XD Rasaily Month ago

    She need some milk

  • vine a decirles que jueguen isaac

    Them: anorexia is a type of diet
    Her: k
    Me: B*TCH WTF

  • Zoë Loreanne
    Zoë Loreanne Month ago +1

    Hi I’m Anna.


  • Minty’s Gacha
    Minty’s Gacha Month ago +1

    People have called me anorexic, stick, and “too skinny” but I have never gone on a diet. I drink chocolate milk and brioche everyday for breakfast. I eat A LOT of food, but I still stay the same weight and is 10 pounds away from underweight. I can’t gain weight except with height. And it’s getting hard. But it’s okay. Many people only think of fat shaming, but there is also such thing and thin shaming. I just want to say everyone is beautiful, and as long as you are healthy, you don’t need to change! Everyone is beautiful!

  • Farzana Farzana
    Farzana Farzana Month ago +1

    Anna's coach is like the human version of Satan in my opinion. I'm not trying to be racist but this is truth. Being slim is good for your health and lifestyle but being too much slim or too much fat can ruin your health and lifestyle.

  • itsjustnoelle
    itsjustnoelle Month ago

    Losing weight is supposed to be a slower process. Dropping 5 pounds in a week is not healthy if your not extremely obese

  • You just burnt my rice

    Me tries to diet

    Also me: whoops my food slipped in my mouth and I accidentally swallowed it

  • little bean
    little bean Month ago

    Anorexia is a diet WTFFFF!!!!

  • Nguyễn Dũng Cường

    I would be like no way I need chips and meat in my life
    U cant force me to be on a diet

  • nichole Roberts
    nichole Roberts Month ago

    My broke up with me because I am plus size girl. I am trying to loose wight. And he still broke up with me.

  • Destani Culler
    Destani Culler Month ago

    4:26 u say u aint got much friends

  • Fiona Knott
    Fiona Knott Month ago

    So I looked it up, and these sites still exist! I'm pretty disgusted right now, that's bleeding foul.

  • Nusaybah Ajala
    Nusaybah Ajala Month ago

    Is the ‘pro-ana group’ metaphorical or real??

  • Wiz D Movie
    Wiz D Movie Month ago

    0:34 that’s the uk, not england

  • Winter Sanchez
    Winter Sanchez Month ago

    "I aM aNoReXiA" I feel bad for her

  • Kayla Pearl CP Ninja

    RUclip is being very irrational by demonetizing videos that mention words related to mental illness. That's completely messed up and they need to recognize that demonetization of videos that mention things related to mental illness makes it harder to spread the awareness about it. Advertisers need to start realizing that spreading the word about mental illness isn't a bad thing to do.

  • Ipazia Mercury
    Ipazia Mercury Month ago

    Pro-ana coaches are murderers (they should disappear) 😡

  • Keziah Chebe
    Keziah Chebe Month ago

    They should sue that website!!😡

  • marble ados
    marble ados Month ago


  • mj kim
    mj kim Month ago +1


  • George Sleight
    George Sleight Month ago

    3:33 where is her arm

  • Blinks Bill
    Blinks Bill Month ago

    Vegan isn’t a diet to lose weight

  • Sofia Sofia
    Sofia Sofia Month ago

    Dear they are not trying to stop you from be skinny they are trying not to see you dying in front of their eyes and who can be jealous of a skeleton that is ugly like disgusting not having some meat of you bones

  • Sofia Sofia
    Sofia Sofia Month ago

    And then there's me
    A girl that eat like a freaking Pregnent Horse

  • Alyssa Amazzalorso
    Alyssa Amazzalorso Month ago

    3:46 was that censored before?

  • Nate
    Nate Month ago

    I guess you could say she’s


  • Mia Greer
    Mia Greer Month ago

    What happened to your dad

  • Your mom
    Your mom Month ago

    oh! Thanks for telling me the app ima try to find it

  • jayda xx
    jayda xx Month ago

    Anorexia is not dieting... it's not a choice

  • Jikook Moon
    Jikook Moon Month ago

    Pro Ana...seriously this should be illegal! I mean, so many people are struggling with anorexia or/and depression and stuff just because this shitty thing exist

    CYRIN Z Month ago

    same same but different

  • Ferry Cherry
    Ferry Cherry Month ago +1

    I tried to go on a diet
    I lasted for 5 minutes
    My aunt caught me eating a chicken drumstick

  • Jack Attack
    Jack Attack Month ago

    This is crazy

  • Angelica C.
    Angelica C. Month ago

    the only reason i watch these videos is to motivate myself to get skinnier and not eat and be hard on myself if i did. i can’t stop, i want to eat but i gain weight but then when i eat i feel guilty and don’t eat the next day. i just don’t know anymore

  • Natasha
    Natasha Month ago

    *jaiden animations have joined the chat*
    *_jaiden animations is typing_*

  • ChocoTerry ._.
    ChocoTerry ._. Month ago

    Is it bad that I could put my fingers around my forearm, but I don’t have an eating disorder? I actually have at a lot