I went to a fitness convention yesterday morning, and I left with mixed feelings.
To be perfectly honest, the entire fitness world seems like a big eating disorder to me that's been so normalized that it's no longer considered disordered. If I called my restricting 'cutting', or my binging 'bulking' would I have less of an eating disorder? If I counted macros instead of calories, would I have less of a disorder? '
A lot of it seems like a competition, to see who can be the most disordered. Who's to say that these athletes are healthy? Why is the eating disorder community so hated on, while the fitness community is loved? It seems like variations of the same disorder to me.