"anosognosia is blindness," and tough to pronounce!
TAC knows how to pronounce it, and here's a new blog post on it.
For many years, since I borrowed the term from the bipolar/schizophrenia/stroke arenas, I have encouraged eating disorder professionals, parents, and the public to account for this phenomenon: the brain can blind itself to certain parts of reality. It's not denial and it's not stubbornness.
Like a stroke, anosognosia can blind only one area of perception, insight, or motivation. It can be partial, and it can wax and wane. But to assume that a person with an active eating disorder can see his or her body, relationships, food, and medical issues as clearly as they see the clock on the wall or Pythagorean Theory is a willful blindness on OUR part.