February 23rd marks the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in the United States and we may all know someone who is battling this. With all of the pressure that’s out there to look a particular way or be one particular size, many ladies and gentleman are living their lives with an eating disorder and we may not even know it. Be the person that they can talk to, the one who holds their hand and tries to walk them through their journey to recovery. No matter what anyone says, no matter your weight, the size of your clothes, you are beautiful. We are all beautiful because we are all different and that is what makes the world an amazing place; our diversity. Know that your friend and family will love you no matter what. Know that we need ladies and gentleman of all different shapes and sizes. Be in good health, yes. Take care of yourself. But do not wake up worrying about what others may think or what you think they see you as. If it is you who is battling an eating disorder, now that you are absolutely beautiful and if it is someone you know, let them know that they are perfect the way they are. You, nor your friend or family member, do not need to change because of what you see in the media. We are all unique and perfect the way we are. Remember, yes, stay healthy (avoid heart issues and diabetes, etc.), but only perfect your personal image for yourself.
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