A Post Originally Written For Instagram Towards The Start Of My Recovery:
FACT – Eating disorders are triggered in people with the genetic make-up for the illness by their going into a ‘negative energy balance’, frequently through embarking on an innocent diet.
FACT – Eating disorders are debilitating, leave the person in the illness with very little quality of life and have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.
FACT – Even in people who do not trigger an eating disorder through dieting, we know diets DO NOT WORK and over 90% of people who diet will regain the weight lost (and often more) within a handful of years.
FACT – The diet industry is worth over 60 billion dollars because they are profiting by both triggering deadly eating disorders in many or through taking advantage of the low self worth and low body confidence of millions of others.
We KNOW all of the above.
Therefore, I felt no guilt when I removed a pile of Slimming World leaflets from a local shop window this week and disposed of them…
In fact, I saw it as a public duty, saving innocent lives from misery!