Not eating enough does not mean you have an ED.
EDs are much more complicated than just not getting enough calories.
- If a sick person doesn’t eat enough because they don’t feel good enough to eat… Does he/she have an ED?
- If a really busy person doesn’t eat enough because they’re too consumed with their work… Does he/she have an ED?
- If someone is new to working out and ends up not eating enough (unintentionally) to compensate for their fitness, does he/she have an ED?
It just seems like some people are really quick to point fingers and tell people they have EDs nowadays. Even though they don’t have any legitimate evidence of any symptoms. Not eating enough isn’t an uncommon thing. Some people forget to eat breakfast in the morning because they’re rushing, for example. An example of undereating that’s common and normal. Unless it’s bothering your psyche (as in, you feel bad about yourself), then it’s probably not something to worry about that much. Yes, you should do what you can to eat enough, but if you’re not seriously putting your health in jeopardy, such as with an ED, there’s not much to be concerned about. But I do encourage you to evaluate your eating habits from time to time. I wrote this post because I did just that and a couple people pointed the ED finger at me. Just don’t let these non-professional people on the internet convince you that you have an ED if you know you’re healthy and have no problems with your body and self-esteem. After all… What gives those people the right to tell you what you have or don’t have? They’re not professionals.
Maybe this isn’t fair, but I really wish Cassie from Skins had a violent purging episode.
In sweats, barefoot, desperate, crying, angry, frightening purging episode.
Cassie’s character was this ephemeral, beautiful, dainty fairy of a girl and her self-starvation was portrayed as a cute quirk.
Which is fine. I mean. It’s a TV show. BUT I would love to see for once some real awareness spread of the horrors of an ED. I want to see her break down over a toilet and put away the “lovely” glamour for two seconds.
Public service announcement: Foodblogging
We love it. We want it. We crave it. We eat it. We think it’s pretty.
Food is all of those things! Who doesn’t love food? You would have to be CRAZY to not like food!
Well..Some people have a lot of struggles with food. They eat too much, they don’t eat enough, and some throw up after they have it. Why is that?
Well, some people suffer from things called an Eating Disorder. There are a lot of types of them, and they are all NOT FUN.
Some have recovered from them, some have relapses, and some are still trying to get over their problems with food. That doesn’t mean they hate it, or they wish to be rid of it’s existence entirely [food, I mean! nobody likes having an ED], but they just have a really hard time seeing it, let alone eating it.
What can you do to help? Well, there are a few things!
You may not know who has an eating disorder that follows you! It’s not usually something everyone will advertise on their about me! So the easiest thing you can do, whether you realize it or not, is simply tag your things #food! It can help a LOT of people feel a LOT better!
If someone comes to you and asks you to tag it, but they’re on anon, don’t get angry! Just comply and tag! A few extra letters on a post won’t hurt anyone in the long run!
If you know of someone that has an eating disorder, or a friend of a friend and etc, and you want to do more to help, there are numbers and information under the readmore you can use and refer to!
Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Oh my god, this is the most accurate relatable honest description of an eating disorder I’ve ever read:
“Trust me, you are not supposed to be the person you are becoming when you purge, exercise until you pass out or see spots on an empty stomach, or eat half an apple for dinner. That person is dead.”
We are absolutely PSYCHED to announce that Beutiful, along with BingeBehavior.com, Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) and The Kari Adams Show will be holding a week-long online event dedicated to Binge Eating Disorder Awareness during the week of May 27 - 31.
Two of our many goals for this event are to dispel the myriad of myths about Binge Eating Disorder and to raise awareness about BED in order to create more understanding about the difficult realities of this specific type of eating disorder. We will be hosting a Live Tweetchat during the week as well as posting informative articles, newsletters, blogs and Tweets using the hashtags #BEDWEEK, #DSM5, #BEDAWARENESS, #EATINGDISORDER, #ED and #BEDCHAT
We invite you to participate in our awareness campaign by joining this event page - please feel free to share your stories, ask questions and provide relevant information about this misunderstood disorder.
Please reblog so we can spread this message to as many people as possible <3