A short story:
I'm walking down the hall in my office*, and I pass one of my co-workers. A young, female co-worker, to be exact.
She is unwrapping a Snickers bar.
I smile at her as I walk by. She moves her hand to cover the "Snickers" name.
She is ashamed.
How sad. I wish she could enjoy her food without shame. I with we all could.
*Yes! I work in a real office! With real people! Who aren't competing to lose weight! How lovely!
A short story:
- binge eating disorder
- biology of EDs
- body image
- disordered eating
- eating disorder
- Grand Theory of Eating Disorders
- narrating anorexia
- normal eating
- obesity hysteria
- weight gain
- weight loss
- Carrie Arnold
- I'm a science writer, a jewelry design artist, a bookworm, a complete geek, and mom to a wonderful kitty. I am also recovering from a decade-plus battle with anorexia nervosa. I believe that complete recovery is possible, and that the first step along that path is full nutrition.
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nour·ish: (v); to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth; to cherish, foster, keep alive; to strengthen, build up, or promote
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