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This Is What People With Eating Disorders Want You To Know

"It's not about vanity or rational decisions."

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Opening up about having or overcoming an eating disorder can be a difficult subject to talk about. But three people who have been personally affected decided to discuss what they'd like the public to know about eating disorders.

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Although advice sometimes comes from a good place, it can be hurtful for someone who is struggling with an eating disorder.

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And there's a big misconception that having an eating disorder is a choice people consciously make.

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You cannot tell a person is struggling solely based on their appearance.

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And rational decision-making isn't always an option.

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Though there is a stigma around body image issues in general, men find it extremely difficult to talk about.

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But the most important thing, above all, is to just be there and be supportive for someone who is battling an eating disorder.

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