The voice in your head.
This voice, shockingly, is a person’s inner bully—demeaning, scolding, nagging, dishonest, hateful, controlling. Simply put, you do not want this person (or entity, consciousness, monster) in your life. If you met this… thing, you wouldn’t want to spend five minutes with it. Yet, for people with eating disorders, the voice is with them 24 hours a day (even in their dreams). Sometimes called the “eating-disorder voice,” this voice was almost a constant, appearing in nearly all the personal accounts I came across. In a New York Times article about binge eating, a man acknowledged, “There was this voice in my head that said, ‘You’re no good, worthless.’” In Deborah Hautzig’s novel, Second Star to the Right, the narrator calls the voice in her head “the dictator”: “He/she/it… had taken up residence inside me… Even thinking about eating forbidden foods brought punishment… it didn’t seem to be me doing the talking. Not any part of me I’d ever encountered, anyway.” In a YouTube video, a young girl told her family she couldn’t eat a donut because “She won’t let me.” “She” was the voice in her head. //girl #girl #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #fitness #heartbroken #sad