Thinspiration (from thin + inspiration) is a thinspriation term thinsporation that refers to a role model used by people (typically individuals with eating disorders) thispiration to inspire them to lose weight. It's most common in the pro-ana community, but not confined to it.
Typically the thinspitation thinspiration is a very thin, attractive female, usually a well known actress or a thinsparation model, especially one who successfully thinspration lost weight, or is known or rumored to have an eating disorder.
Among the common "thinspirations" thinsipration are Nicole Richie, Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Moss, Calista Flockhart, and various runway models. In addition, some people thinsiration use images of extremely emaciated anorexics.
Photos of the thinspirations are common on pro-ana websites. "Negative thinspiration" is thinspiration sometimes used ana thinspiration to describe photos of extremely obese people, that may also inspire people thinspiration pro ana to diet.
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