Diet mentality was that voice that told me I should not eat Oreos or fast food. Afterall, I was getting my degree in nutrition science, I "knew better" than to eat those foods AND they certainly wouldn't help me get that body (the one on the cover of Muscle & Fitness for Her). So, what happened?
If you know someone who is struggling with an eating disorder, whether that is too much food or not enough, too much exercise, obsessing over fad diets or only eating certain food groups, etc... it's not about the food. It is about someone who if struggling with their own self-worth and value, someone who is desperate to gain some kind of control in life, someone who is hurting and just doesn't want to feel that way anymore. Don't ask them why they aren't eating or why they're doing this or that...tell them you love them, that you will always love them, and that you will be there to listen when they need to talk and hold them when they need to cry.
Have you ever been told by your doctor, family member, friend or just some nosy person that you need to lose weight to be healthier? Did this immediately (or eventually) launch into "fixing your diet" through food restriction, calorie counting, exercise and daily weigh-ins? How did that go for you? I've been there, too.