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I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder because I never told anyone about it, but it's also because I'm not sure what I do counts as an eating disorder? It's maybe more so just disordered eating. I'll go months eating what would be considered a normal amount of food and absolutely hate myself and keep trying to get myself to stop eating so much and then I'll control my eating and lose 5-10lbs over the course of a month just to lose all of the "progress" (I know it's not actually progress because it's unhealthy, it's just what my brain considers it). The cycle just continues and I don't ask for help because I feel like I shouldn't get it because it's not nearly as bad as what it is for other people. I feel like I don't even need help because I'm making the conscious decision to do it. It's not like an addiction or anything like that- my month of restriction doesn't feel like a "relapse", the months that come after do.

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    • matchalover

      626d

      i feel the same way! i feel like since my disorder isn’t as “intense” as other people i don’t have the right to label it an eating disorder, but that’s just invalidating the very real toxic relationship i have with food and my body. i wish you healing and self love <3

    • matchalover

      626d

      i feel the same way! i feel like since my disorder isn’t as “intense” as other people i don’t have the right to label it an eating disorder, but that’s just invalidating the very real toxic relationship i have with food and my body. i wish you healing and self love <3

    • JJcherrybomb

      644d

      This is pretty much exactly how I am, I never knew how to describe it. I also don't know if it's considered an eating disorder but you're definitely not alone

    • Babydoll19

      644d

      I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. Multiple things count as a disorder. Down from eating one meal a day to (trigger warning) purging. I'm still struggling. I was told by my nurse I gained 2 lbs and I left my appointment with my heart sinking. I've been skipping meals but my grandmother is all over me about eating. I don't wanna eat...but I have to. I'm here to talk...if you need a friend to vent to about it or questions to ask I'll be here. Shoot me a message whenever.

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