Yesterday I had a client evaluation for a 17 year old girl. I had a gut feeling, so as soon as we were alone I asked her if she was being forced to talk to me. Yes. •
Turns out her family keeps her at a ridiculous calorie deficit, have no idea about nutrition, follow fad diets, make her eat salads and tiny portions of other foods while they eat "normal" food in front of her, deny her dinner because they think eating at the end of the day "makes you fat" and tease her constantly about her weight and inactivity.
After 2 HOURS of talking to her family about the dangers of diets and skipping meals, we agreed that if we were doing this they had to back off and let her do this without their "help".
Her grandmother walked me out and whispered that they just wanted her to loose weight because she was being bullied. No shit, Sherlock! By you! •
I hope I can teach them the value of knowledge, to learn what is real and what is harmful, and let this beautiful young girl learn that she has to love herself no matter what. •
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