We tend to think there are only a few “eating disorders”:
Anorexia (“very, very skinny, eats nothing”). and Bulimia: (“throws up food”). And sometimes there are people who have Exercise Bulimia, too, (“but what even is that? Exercise is always GOOD! Right? So that is probably like… a helpful disorder”).
Oh, and all those people with “no self-control” who have Compulsive Overeating Disorder, also be called Binge Eating disorder… Which I say is caused by restriction/shame.
Disordered Eating affects a hell of a lot of people, thanks to our cultural fixation on being thin, our “war on obesity”, and the messages we get on a daily basis that tell us “Dieting is GOOD” so “Diet MORE and BETTERER”.
Do you have disordered eating? Here are some markers:
We are all just doing the best we can do with the best information we have at the time.
But it is time to Fuck It.