Hello, I don't know if I technically qualify as having an eating disorder but I think I'm on the verge of developing one. Long story short, I'm obese, fat call it what you want (BMI about 37) and under pressure from the NHS to lose weight. Every time I go to the GP they say 'lose weight' and then say something unhelpful like "I know it's not easy".
To which I want to respond 'well why are you telling me to do it then'. My current situation is I start a diet, stick to if for a few days, then give up and binge eat all the 'forbidden' foods.
I've had some really unhelpful and unpleasant encounters with NHS staff who can be very rude and abrupt. Worse was a consultant (for cholesterol) who said 'why are you xxxxx kgs you weigh more than me'.
I really want to tell the doctors to STOP telling me to lose weight because a)it's not working and b)it's pushing me into an eating disorder/making me depressed. I've got an appointment with them later this month and I know they will say it again.
I just find the NHS's approach to this subject infuriating. Obviously if it was easy to lose weight, no one would be fat. It's not like there isn't huge societal pressure to lose weight and daily stories in the media about 'the obesity epidemic' (it's not actually something you can catch). But when you read the NHS information on binge eating (caused by dieting and pressure to be thin more often than not) at the end there's a paragraph about weight loss.
NHS, get off my case and leave me to decide whether to lose weight or not!