Restricting won’t make you happy. It’ll just make you lose your hair or make it thin and dead. It’ll make you miserable, lonely, sad, scared. It’ll make you anxious. It’ll make people worry. It’ll make you sneaky. It’ll make you pale. It’ll make you feel ill. It’ll make you feel like you’re doing something amazing, like it’s the best thing in the world. But, really, ask yourself: do other people do this? Do my friends do this? Do they obsess over calories and weights and clothes sizes and food? Do they weigh their food or cut it into tiny pieces all the time? Do they spend all day/ a lot of the time worrying about their next meal or going out to eat? . No. They most likely don’t. At all. They most likely feel happy when they get their dinner. They most likely never count calories or frantically search for the amount in a meal. They most likely don’t spend their time worrying over food, or their size, or what others think. They most likely aren’t losing their hair, or their happiness.
Eating disorders take away your happiness. They take away your life. They take away everything and you don’t even realise it, because you think you’re in control, but really the illness is in control of you. You don’t realise this until you accept help. You need food to rationalise with yourself. You need food to calm your anxiety. You need food to live and see the world, and your friends, and pets, and family.
Restricting won’t make you happy. Not one bit.
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