A study at Australia’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute noted an increase in those teenagers admitted to hospital showing all the criteria for the eating disorder, apart from being underweight.
Pro-tip: if someone recovering from a restrictive eating disorder tells you that he/she is unhappy about his/her body, don’t fucking say “Can’t you lose a little weight the healthy way?”
Because 1) They’ll think you agree that they’ve gotten too big. And even if that’s not the truth, it’ll stay…
My dietician: Okay so how about we have you do a challenge snack of ice cream on Monday when I am there?
Me: Uhmmm I am pretty sure we have ice cream with lunch that day too so NO.
Her: Oh, my bad. I must have not got the memo from the eating disorder gods that you can’t have ice cream twice in one day. I should probably go to confession for even suggesting such a thing.
I can’t even.