Most women I know would kill to have a size 8 body, to be able to squeeze into skinny jeans, to have a flat stomach…
A friend posted a link on facebook along the lines of “It’s not acceptable to call someone fat, so why suspect I’m anorexic?”
And I can identify.
I’ve always been super slim. It doesn’t matter what I eat, I don’t put weight on. THIS DOES NOT MAKE ME LUCKY! It is HARD to keep body fat on. If I exercise, I know I have to find time to consume extra calories. People suspect I starve myself, or don’t eat. If I’m not hungry I feel like I’m being judged for my small portions.
That girl you just called skinny? Yeah, she’s now got a complex about eating.
This is what happened to me. They watched me eat through school. They watched me until I got panic attacks about it. Panic attacks I still have. I stopped eating when I was self harming, but only because the watchers showed me it was easy to control attention via food intake.
So, next time you think the skinny girl is “lucky” take a second before you mention her weight.