Something which I want to apologize about on my blog is that I can often write "isn't it better to be a healthy weight and healthy than to be underweight and sad " or other things, where I sort of jump to the conclusion that the person is underweight. And usually when I get questions the person specifies whether they are underweight or not, however in my advice posts I make them a little too aimed, or what it may seem like aimed at, those who are underweight.
But I KNOW that people can have an eating disorder without being underweight, and this needs to be acknowledged more. People can be any age or size and have an eating disorder. And not everyone with an eating disorder needs to gain weight. So I do apologise if i write that "ypu need to gain weight" and other things where it seems like only if you are underweight you can recover. That is not the case at all.
Don't ever feel like you need to lose weight just to "show that you are sick" or to validate that you are sick. You don't need to be underweight to recover. You still need to find balance with food and work with your thoughts as well as accepting your bodies natural set point and healthy weight. Those are all things you need to do and gaining/losing weight are just burdens.
I am pretty sure I will still write certain phrases or formulate things badly at times, because I do know that many of my readers are underweight, but I also know there are many who are normal weight and struggle just as much, so weight loss is not a sign of how bad a person is struggling. Weight loss is a consequence of the eating disorder.
Some phrases I write and where I say that weight gain is a good thing, that is to take the negativity away from weight gain. Because you know what, even if you are a normal weight, it is not the end of the world if you gain weight. Weight gain doesn't have to be negative even if media seems to portray it like the worst thing ever. Weight gain can be good even if you aren't underweight.
I hope you understand and can understand that in general the information I give is aimed to everyone struggling... but once again, the advice someone with restrictive eating needs to hear isn't the same as someone dealing with binge eating. But I try my best to help everyone though alot of the information is of course aimed at recovering from restrictive eating... though I've suffered from binging and purging so I try to help with that as well :)
I just wanted to write this post as it was something i realised and thought maybe i should mention and apologize for.