|In reality, it is really not about food at all, but things much deeper.
YES. This is what people just do NOT
get when they make the ignorant "I wish I had an ED for a little while to lose weight" comments. It is definitely an outward sign of a bigger issue...which can vary for everyone. I know what mine is, and it makes me really sad, along the lines of needing to be perfect to be loved, etc etc...not helped by lots of bad relationships. Blah.
|Like many mental health issues, people (without the disorder) feel that you can just snap out of it.
My mom is just now getting this. Recently she advised me to "just" get a milk shake or something like that every day to get calories in and was like, "Why can't you just do that?" And it is so hard to try to explain to someone why that is not going to happen.
|I think maybe the reason you don't see people talking about it is that it is very hard to talk about. There is a lot of shame associated with eating disorders and mental health and I have a hard time myself talking about.
I agree, which is why I poke around here periodically to see if there's an ongoing thread or tribe...I don't like talking about it in person, but online where I'm anonymous it is much easier. While I wouldn't wish this on anyone, it is somewhat comforting to know I'm not alone.
Ahh, today is going to be a day...