“You don’t look like you have an eating disorder…”

This is so important!  Yesterday, someone at work commented that she couldn’t understand how I don’t need to eat much when “it’s not like you’re not thin or anything” and I spent the rest of the day feeling horrible and anxious that I’ve gained too much weight, I’m lazy and disgusting, people think I’m selfish because of how fat I am, I’m self-obsessed for getting so anxious about eating ‘normal’ foods, I’ve wasted people’s time by using ED services when I really don’t need to because I’m not thin enough to have an ED, people hate me and think I’m selfish or attention seeking…  It went on all day and by the time I got home, I was exhausted and felt like someone had beaten me up from the inside.  Please, please be aware of how comments might affect people!!  I know that obviously people at work don’t know I’ve had ED issues so she wouldn’t have known it would affect me that much but I think the safe thing is to never comment on people’s weight at all- it’s so personal and can really affect how someone thinks and feels.

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