A common misconception about anorexia and eating disorders is that people suffering from these illnesses avoid food at all costs and don’t want to talk about food. The truth is, the majority of sufferers are obsessed with food. Talking from personal experience I know I am.
I spend hours each day scrolling through pictures of food on instagram. I read food magazines and recipe books. When the staff sat with me get their food out I need to see what it is and I want to inhale the smell of it. I enjoy watching people eat and when I’ve been at home or on the acute ward I have spent a lot of time baking.
I love to be around food, I think about it constantly. I am utterly pre-occupied with food. You wouldn’t think it regarding my diagnosis of anorexia nervosa but I love food.