“You aren’t thin enough to have an eating disorder.”
If you have struggled with an eating disorder and live in a larger body, you have likely heard some version of this. Perhaps you bravely disclosed your restrictive eating at your physician’s office, only to be placed on the scale and told: “Your weight looks okay, I wouldn’t worry about it too much.” Or your family and friends responded to your dramatic weight loss with praise and congratulations instead of concern. “You look fabulous, whatever you are doing, keep it up!” In our weight-biased culture, when a fat person loses weight, it is almost always seen as a good thing. Even when that weight loss is caused by an eating disorder. Click here to read more…
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