Sweet Little Lies

If you have an eating disorder, you’re a liar. I know it – I was one, too. having an eating disorder means a constant process of lying all of the time. 24/7.

First, you lie to yourself. We lie to ourselves to make it seem as if it isn’t a big deal, that we’re in control, that we’ll stop.

Our behaviors are lies. We eat, then purge in secret. We pretend to eat or we hide food, then binge.

Then, we lie to those closest to you. Listen to Emma, who explained what life is like with her husband. “I told my hubby I quit a long time ago, he is mad because I have been lying. He see my puffy face and bags under my eyes, and the severe mood swings; now he told me my breath is horrible and he knows I am back at it. I feel so bad…”

Just for today, can you be honest about your eating disorder and list what it has cost you?

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