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Do you know someone who is preoccupied with dieting, weight loss, or food issues? Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 3rd-9th, 1997. Anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, body image and weight preoccupation can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic background, or what one does for a living. February 7, 1997 is Fearless Friday... a day without dieting. On this day the Whistler Disordered Eating Support Group urges everyone to consciously refuse to obsess about dieting, weight and body size. Try to be more accepting of yourself, to experience what life might be like when your self-esteem is not weighed on the bathroom scale, and to stop putting your life on hold while you wait to fit into those "thin" jeans. Please donate your "thin" jeans and other such clothing to the local women’s centres, transition houses, or community services organizations. Eating disorders aren’t just about food and they can be treated. For more information about Eating Disorder Awareness Week events, eating disorders or help available throughout the province, please call the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of B.C. at 1-800-665-1822. In the Whistler area, please call Diane Anderson at 938-1006.

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