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Sorry for the graphic picture but its something I feel strongly about and believe needs to be said. People with eating disorders do not chose to hate their body or themselves, it's a mental illness and therefore something they can't control. Too many people treat those suffering with an eating disorder like there is something wrong with them when instead we should be supporting them.
When Anorexic people eat, they see it as failure. When they fail at what they are trying to accomplish, some begin to hate themselves even more. This can be even more damaging because not only are they hating what they look like, but hating how they are acting too.
"Up to 70 million people world wide struggle with an eating disorder."