1. But you’re not skinny!
I swear to god, you’d think daring to have an eating disorder while not being rail skinny was the equivalent of wandering around yelling “I WAS MURDERED” while still breathing. No. Staaaahp.
2. But if you don’t think you’re thin enough, what does that make me?!
Bad at understanding mental illness? Lucky to not have an eating disorder?
When someone reveals their mental illness to you, this is not the time to excise your demons.
3. No wonder you’re so tiny!
I wasn’t on the receiving end of this one, but I heard it happen and fled the conversation. Just no. If you do this, you are BAD and you should feel BAD.
4. All you have to do is eat healthily!
In other news, depression can be cured by changing your brain chemistry, and calculus can be understood by using numbers.
It’s a nice effort, but at best you’ve said a word somewhat related to the consumption of food: “healthy” and decided that it’s as simple as just doing that!
5. Here, eat this!
Weird, but common. People will often immediately hand me food. It feels very uncomfortable to turn them down, but a lot of the time, I’m just not hungry right then either. Please don’t use me to assuage your feelings about my disorder.
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