Its been a long ass while since I’ve written about eating disorders.
I guess it’s a good sign because it I do feel more and more removed from that former life of mine. I often can’t believe I used to be like that and thought eating bland, “healthy”, and airy food once a day was totally ok.
However, I still feel sensitive to witnessing other people’s food/exercise issues. I compare them to how I used to act when I was deep in the trenches of an eating disorder. The most fascinating to me is the lies that people with eating disorders tend to say and do.
So here is a list of some of the lies I’ve heard from eating disordered encounters over the years:
1. “Oh my god, that rice cake was so filling. Here, do you want the rest of this?”
If its not a rice cake, its a salad, fro yo, diet soda, gum, smog….
Shut the fuck up. You are not “full”. You’re full of shit.
And no, I don’t want the rest of it unless its chocolate or bacon.
2. I baked cupcakes! I’m not hungry, but please, have one!
People with eating disorders can put “expert food pusher” on their resume.
They love creating decadent foods, push them on their friends, while they will stand in the corner and nibble on broccoli.
I think they’re not-so-secretly trying to get me fat so they’ll look even thinner than they already do in comparison. Personally, I never got into the food pushing thing when I was sick and not because I didn’t love baking (I did) but because I think I’m just a selfish bitch.not all ED people are greedy. Its just me.
3. “I’m just naturally emaciated”
There are some, very few, very envied people on this planet that can eat like Michael Phelps but are as sendentary as bean bag chair.
More than likely, a person who’s emaciated and shady about food isn’t one of them.
4. “No really, I just love to exercise!”
No, you don’t.
An addiction to exercising can be just another way to conceal an eating disorder. Becoming obsessed with Zumba, for example, can make it look like you’re just being healthy when you’re actually doing it to burn major calories.
“I just love dancing Zumba! Can’t stop dancing! Please don’t stop the music!”“I naturally love doing this all day. I swear!”
Not only do you sound and look ridiculous, but no one will believe you.
5. “This pizza/cookie/hamburger/yummy-thing tastes weird….I don’t want it anymore”
These are the folks that will try to prove to you that they can go to a restaurant and order something that’s not a salad. But don buy this whole, “it tastes weird” lie!
It tastes weird because it tastes like calories.
Have you heard lies from eating disordered people? Have you ever lied? Spill it.