My mom has the same disease, so I know it can cause weight gain. But my mom is and always has been thin. My mom is a food enthusiast and nutritionist wrapped in one person. She is a five star chef basically, with a keen ability to make a healthy yet truly delicious meals. My cooking will always pale in relation.
I recently hung out with my Renee, and I was shocked by how she eats. Cookies, pizza, Doritos...I remember college and she had always eaten junk, but she was skinny in her twenties. She drinks pretty heavily now too.
Given my upbringing, watching my mom and how she eats, I am afraid my friend is actually anxiety-eating. It's not normal. Or rather it is normal. With all of the changes and stresses in her life. Marriage, baby, turning 30. Lots of people do it. She is convinced she has a serious illness, but I think if she just took care of herself, she could be healthy.
It's so self destructive. She's eating stuff with like zero nutrition and she is slowly killing herself. How do I intervene without calling her fat, or insulting her? The extent to which food is encouraged as a drug makes it hard for me to pick a way to say it without sounding evil or callous.
please, its killing you? I think you have a problem? I love you, please stop? What do I say?