Nearly half of all Americans will try to lose weight in any given year. And since almost 72% of Americans are obese or overweight, we often see this desire to slim down as a healthy choice.
But that’s not always the case.
Sometimes, the urge to be supermodel thin, fit into a size zero, or appreciate the reflection looking back at you in the mirror go a few steps too far.
You no longer eat calories solely to nourish your body.
Your relationship with food becomes a love-hate vice that you can’t seem to get out of — eating may mean getting “fat” and comes with a whirlwind of shame for allowing yourself nourishment.
Eating disorders are increasingly common in the 21st century.
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