Oh. My. Freaking. Gosh. Yes. Thank. You!!!
“I wasn’t strong enough to have an eating disorder…I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that’s not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, ‘Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.” -Meghan Trainor
Yes, this is real life. Read the full article here.
A few comments:
- Anorexia is not just “not eating”.
- You don’t just “GO” anorexic. It’s not a trend you can pick up and leave behind when you’re ready. It’s not that simple.
- Eating disorders are not about strength and willpower.
Let’s elaborate, shall we?
Anorexia, just like any other eating disorder, is a substance abuse disorder. What does that mean exactly? It’s categorized in the same boat as alcoholism and drug addiction. You can think of it similarly: IT’S AN ADDICTION. What substance are we abusing? Food (or the lack thereof). Sure, I might…
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