Deprivation is bad for you. We don’t hear that as much as we should. We hear that if you eat too much, you’ll get fat. Being fat isn’t aesthetically pleasing. Who cares about being healthy and normally functioning as long as you can be skinny?
The pursuit of being thin is the ex-lover who never stops calling. It is the one who creeps back like a bad habit without me realizing it; it is, at times, the “can’t eat, can’t sleep” infatuation I fear I’ll never get over.