Laura Collins linked to this on her blog and I am too :)
This article gives a glimpse into one kind of disordered eater. It describes an ice-dancer's overly controlled and restricted eating and how it left her weak and irritable. Thinner is not always better- even in ice-skating.
My goal as a childhood feeding specialist is to try to help parents feed their children in a healthy, nurturing way so they have the best chance of raising competent, not disordered eaters for whom eating is a trial and a struggle, something that takes up much of their waking energy and thoughts.
FYI, the majority of American women are categorized as having "disordered eating." Does that surprise you?