Our expert says:
Well, Anonymous has obliged with a message that ought to be more than enopugh to worry your girl !
If you are a friend of hers, you need to discuss this with her parents, so that they get involved in finding solutions.
What might help most, apart from possibleyhaving her referred to see a psychiatrist with an interest in eating dosorders, would be the following. Talk it over with her, and take the issue of her desire to lose some weight seriously, making it clear that "of course" she'd want to do so safely and effectively, so she needs to see a dietician and get proper advice about eating well but on a balanced reducing diet, so she can lose weight, combined with an exercise program, and remain healthy.
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