I've lost a fair amount of weight over the past few years. During this experience, I've always kept anorexia/bulimia in the back of my mind to avoid falling into any dangerous habits.
That being said, is there an empirically accepted minimum on when cutting caloric intake crosses over from "cutting calories" to anorexia? I am around 220 right now and I'd like to make it down to 180/190 (I'm 5 11 male and usually work out 4 times/week even though I could work out up to 7 days depending on my routine). I've been on all sorts of diets and have adjusted to what works best over time.
Since the last weight is so much harder to burn off, I'm resorting to cutting calories. I remember reading an article few years ago (maybe a wikipedia page or something) that 1200-1400 calories for a guy like me was considered extreme. Now I'm finding things like this:
While I realize I could be taking this out of context, it is still by the US Dept of Health and Human Services (so while it may not be the best source on the planet, I assume at least some medical professional has vetted this).
So now that all of that context is there, I can ask my question:
What is empirically considered "dangerous low caloric intake" these days? At what level of caloric intake would a doctor say "This is dangerous, you MUST eat more regardless of your weight loss situation"?
As in, when would I cross the line from losing weight to anorexia. Is it even possible to be considered anorexic if I'm still overweight?