I’ve Learned How To Perfect The Art Of Throwing Up After Meals

Its easy to hide your eating disorder when you stay at a “normal” weight. It is easy to pretend that you aren’t being tortured every second of the day by that abusive voice in your head.

Thought Catalog

I am a skinny girl.

At 5’3″, my weight hovers around 110 pounds. I wear a size two — size zero on a good day but never above a size four (God forbid…). And I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for the past two years, but you’d never guess if you saw me.

Bulimia, my particular brand of eating disorder, lends itself well to secrecy. Because I stay at what is considered a normal weight for my size — curvy where I need to remain curvy, muscular in all the right places — I can easily fool people into thinking that nothing is wrong.

You might witness how much and how quickly I can eat at meals — scarfing down food like a pubescent boy in the midst of growth spurt — and think that I have a great appetite. You might watch me wear skin-tight dresses and teeny shorts when I go…

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