I can't tell you how many people who know about my long history of struggling with eating disorders have come to me for weight loss advice.
In fact, I've had people ask me for such advice when I was clearly anorexic.
But, they don't realize how their words may have the opposite effect.
There are many eating disorder myths, and there are tremendous stereotypes regarding them as well.
This type of statement can also harm the recovery process for those with bulimia and binge eating disorder.
When I was overweight, praise for my weight loss almost always caused my recovery efforts to backfire.
But those of us trying to leave this awful lifestyle behind never — under any circumstances — want to talk about it. They might be following instructions from a professional dietician, and they could be learning to eat all types of food groups in moderation.