The pressures to look our best and to conform to beauty standards are getting harder every year. With the help of social media, the pictures of unrealistically polished stars are within reach of boys and girls everywhere. And since kids and teenagers have a very tender psyche and a lot less self-esteem than adults, the sickness, called anorexia nervosa is more prominent among the younger generation. This psychological eating disorder leads people to starve themselves to look their best supposedly. And once the grip of anorexia holds you, there's no way you can stop it without getting help from professionals. Many anorexia stories end in death, even amongst famous people. Singer Karen Carpenter, American author Michael Krasnow and model Isabelle Caro just to name a few. It's no surprise that most of those who have been through it call such experience a living hell, and once you see the anorexia pictures, it isn't so hard to believe.

Fortunately, these people on the list below managed to beat the illness and regain the weight after their anorexia recovery - along with restoring their lives, their sanity, and happiness. If you are someone who suffers from anorexia or you know anyone with an eating disorder, remember that you are not alone. Do not hesitate to ask for the help you need.

Scroll down below to see the anorexia before and after pictures of these brave people who managed to take their lives back in control. It might be just the inspiration you need!

#1 Margherita Barbieri, A Stunning Young Dancer, Has Made A Miraculous Recovery After Being Called “thunder Thighs” At Ballet School

Margherita Barbieri, A Stunning Young Dancer, Has Made A Miraculous Recovery After Being Called “thunder Thighs” At Ballet School

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varwenea 1 year ago

So happy for her. She is stunning!

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#2 Hannah During The Grip Of Her Anorexia When Her BMI Dropped To 11 An Hannah Now

Hannah During The Grip Of Her Anorexia When Her BMI Dropped To 11 An Hannah Now

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varwenea 1 year ago

Omg. 😲 Love her new healthy self and beautiful smile

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#3 1 Year Difference - This Is To Hopefully Show You That No Matter How Lost You Are In Your Own Head, It Is Possible To Escape! It Is Possible To Find Happiness Again

1 Year Difference - This Is To Hopefully Show You That No Matter How Lost You Are In Your Own Head, It Is Possible To Escape! It Is Possible To Find Happiness Again

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Sofia Bellavista 1 year ago

Beautiful! Congrats!!!

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#4 Before And After Anorexia

Before And After Anorexia

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varwenea 1 year ago

Love the healthy, muscular body and tat too!

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#5 Matthew Booth 'Died' For 20 Minutes When He Was Rushed To Hospital And It Saved His Life

Matthew Booth 'Died' For 20 Minutes When He Was Rushed To Hospital And It Saved His Life

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Sofia Bellavista 1 year ago

Male anorexia is often overlooked. Amazing recovery!

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#6 Epic Transformation

Epic Transformation

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Candy Serrano 12 months ago

Strong!! 💪😍

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#7 Danny Walsh Slipped Into The Grip Of Anorexia After Becoming Obsessive Over Football, Training To Be The Best Player He Could Be But Within Four Months He Managed To Beat The Illness And Gain Weight

Danny Walsh Slipped Into The Grip Of Anorexia After Becoming Obsessive Over Football, Training To Be The Best Player He Could Be But Within Four Months He Managed To Beat The Illness And Gain Weight

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Pilar Covington 1 year ago

Glad they don't only show girls.

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#8 Elle Lietzow Refused To Let Even A Drop Of Water Touch Her Lips. After A Week, She Collapsed With A Seizure And Was Rushed To Hospital

Elle Lietzow Refused To Let Even A Drop Of Water Touch Her Lips. After A Week, She Collapsed With A Seizure And Was Rushed To Hospital

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Sofia Bellavista 1 year ago

Notice that they were all naturally beautiful before anorexia

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#9 Linn Strömberg, 23, Survived On Just 400 Calories A Day And Was In Danger Of Suffering A Heart Attack Before Taking Up Weightlifting

Linn Strömberg, 23, Survived On Just 400 Calories A Day And Was In Danger Of Suffering A Heart Attack Before Taking Up Weightlifting

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varwenea 1 year ago

What a transformation. Healthy, gorgeous. Happy for her!

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#10 "No More Fear... Of Doing Or Wearing Anything That Might Make Me Look Less Than Perfect To Anyone Who Might Be Looking At Me"

"No More Fear... Of Doing Or Wearing Anything That Might Make Me Look Less Than Perfect To Anyone Who Might Be Looking At Me"

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Sofia Bellavista 1 year ago

Curvy and beautiful!!

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