I Eating disorders aren't just deadly thin people in hospitals. An eating disorder doesn't gaurantee that you'll become emaciated or even lose weight at all-Eating disorders are mental illnesses- Eating disorders are not all about being skinny, they can be invisible, eating disorders can go unrecognized and undiagnosed-eating disorders can happen to people at any weight
untergewicht: Because that’s how Eating Disorders work-I want to make it clear that this image is about eating disorders-there is nothing cute or funny about this picture-eating disorders are not funny-self hatred isn't funny-insecurity isn't funny
Setting Healthy Boundaries in Eating Disorder Recovery — Emily Fonnesbeck, RD It seems that in terms of health and fitness, a common belief is that strength and self-improvement comes from eating a certain way, sticking to a diet or pushing through the pain in exercise. I don’t believe it. I feel that true strength and self-improvement comes from being true to yourself and respecting yourself enough to avoid the demoralizing world of weight, body shape and diet obsession.
Having an eating disorder doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t eat or you have to be skinny. It means you’re constantly stressing about food and your thoughts are always consumed by the worry that you’re either not good enough, too fat, or not thin enough-Many people with eating disorders are just very unhappy or have gone through something traumatic and their disorder has little to do with wanting to be thin or attractive-they are hurting themselves because they feel inadequate