Originally posted on Learning to Love Imperfection:
We have a guest blogger here today– Lily, known as @lily_qi on Instagram– sharing her story and talking about the myth that eating disorders are merely phases that will pass when in actuality they are serious illnesses that take time and treatment and healing to move on from.
The phrase “it’s just a phase” is too commonly thrown around when referring to eating disorders. They are not a choice, nor are they with the intent to be attention seeking. Eating disorders of every type and level of severity are serious mental illnesses. Eating disorders are however, very difficult to understand.
“From the outside looking in you can’t understaned it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.”-Life Without Ed
Early intervention is essential to beginning to the recovery process. Without proper and necessary treatment eating disorders have been known to claim the lives of many individuals every year. Support…
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Originally posted on onepersonsinsanity:
so it’s eating disorder awareness week, and I thought I’d write a little about the truth of eating disorders, and put some of the most common misconceptions to right.
If you have an eating disorder you’ll be terribly thin – this isnot true. People with eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. People also may assume if someone is very thin that they may suffer from an eating disorder, this is also not true. Maybe they are just naturally that size. Never body shame anyone, it’s wrong and cruel.
Only females suffer from eating disorders – a lot of sufferers are male. Sometimes they aren’t diagnosed as often as woman, for a number of reasons, but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t suffering too. Never be ashamed to ask for help.
They are doing it for attention – eating disorders can sometimes be a way of showing how…
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