chapter  10
Recovery is possible
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To totally shake off all abnormal attitudes to food and eating is unusual. This is not surprising as anorexic attitudes to food and eating merge into Western cultural attitudes about health, body image and attractiveness. Twenty years after recovering from anorexia, a person may be a normal weight, but remain quite preoccupied with weight and shape. They may say things like: ‘If not for my husband and children caring about me, I know I would start losing weight again.’