Hearing about people who don’t regulate their food intake, regularly nosh on pizza and avoid the gym like dieters avoid servings of fries gets old, real old. I love people speaking honestly and openly about their eating habits, especially those I adore like Edith Zimmerman (pictured above). Here’s what she had to say:
I think that once you start regulating the way you eat, you can never quite go back to, ‘Oh yeah, I’m a little bit hungry, I’ll just have something…’ It turns into ‘Now that I’m allowed these things, I have to have them all,’ sort of like a robot. For sure it was disordered eating, in retrospect. People were worried about me, but I was like, ‘No guys, really, it’s just for my skin!’ And it was really was about my skin, but then I think it got braided in to weight, because when you get attention—‘Look how skinny you got! You look great…’—then it becomes attached to this whole other thing.
Well said, Edith. I love this article, and think you should read it.