CW: Eating Disorders
Relearning Food Habits
Over the past few months, I’ve been relearning a lot about food. For those who don’t know, I am in recovery for Bulimia. I started with Bulimia age eleven after being bullied for my weight by family and school kids.
I finally started getting help, aged sixteen. After being unable to keep any food down for six weeks.
I was lucky to find a therapist and doctor who was able to help me because the amount of times a doctor has laughed at me due to being overweight and saying I suffer from Bulimia… Even though it’s in my medical records stating I was Bulimic.
Unfortunately, I relapsed last year.
But I’m thankfully back on track, with a support network, and a good plan that is helping me live.
But there are certain things I need people to know and remember.
Good and Bad Food
There is no such thing as good or bad food. This is an important lesson to learn for people who suffer from Body Dysmorphia and eating disorders. You have to eat something – and it doesn’t matter what it is. Something is better than nothing.
So, eat a slice of cake, or eat a salad. It’s up to you. It’s your choice.
Eat the food you can afford, the food you have, or the food you crave.
Food doesn’t have a moral compass.
We shouldn’t be treating people as if they’re lesser than ourselves because of what they’re eating.
Everyone’s life is different. Everyone has different issues in their lives and to judge them purely on what you see them eating is horrific.
Don’t judge, be kind. And stay safe.