Thin: Part 5 of 9 (more episodes just keep coming)
THIN, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a 40-bed residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders.
The film mostly revolves around four women with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia and their struggles for recovery
Q: “Can somebody tell me please. Does purging actually work? I heard somewhere that as soon as you eat it you absorb the calories anyway so there’s no point. Does it help you keep the weight off? I don’t wanna start doing it if there’s no point.”
A: “You do absorb the calories, and in defense, retain water. Please, please don’t do it. I was a patient at renfrew for bulimia summer of 2006. When active in purdging my face stayed swollen, stained my teeth, ruined my hair, and I weighed more. There is NO point. PLEASE don’t. Ask for help.” (patient from Refrew clinic in the video)