Today I was hit with diet culture overload. ♀️
“I’m on sugar free” “I’m fasting” “I’m on 5:2” ....
“What do you do? Why are you so thin?”
Every.single.time. It’s so hard meeting new people, not because of the normal reasons of not knowing what to say or if I’m going to fit in..but more because people see my body, they think she’s thin.. what can we do to be like her? Let’s bombard her wit questions about what she does to get her body.
I’ve been here with this group for 5 weeks now? Maybe more? No one was on a diet, talking about diets when I first got there, 5 weeks in, their comparison monster jumps in and they want my secrets. They want my body, they want to be like me.. So, I get the,
what do you do?
What do you eat?
How much do you exercise? .
My secrets... •Don’t deprive yourself of life, of food, of enjoyment unless you have to, Unless it’s not a choice. •Don’t hate your body or compare it to mine because my body will change, and that’s okay, I don’t need anyone else’s “idea” of how my body should or shouldn’t look. •Don’t fast... •Don’t diet.... •Don’t exercise too much... •Don’t put me on a pedestal
•Don’t put anyone on a pedestal apart from yourself. .
Today my brain went into overload and although it was an awesome day, the last 10 minute convo has been on repeat for.... 10 hours now. .
That’s a reality of an eating disorder mind, the words of others can get twisted and changed into... the worst words in my own mind about myself when it had nothing to do with me. They’ve moved on and yet, I haven’t, or better yet my ed mind hasn’t.
It’s utterly exhausting,
That’s what dieting does to me.
That’s what exercising to much does to me.
That’s what not eating for hours does to me.
That’s what cutting out entire food group does to me.
That’s what comparing my body to another doesnto me.
That’s what stepping on a scale does to me.
That’s what measuring does to me
That’s what restrict does to me. .
EAT THE FOOD.
FUCK DIET CULTURE.
LEAVE ME OUT OF IT.
But no thank you. .
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