Given what I do for a living, it happens not infrequently that someone will joke with me about sometimes wishing they had anorexia or bulimia in the context of their struggles with weight management.
And while I can see where their unfortunate attempt at humour is coming from, it always leads me to have a gentle chat with them that contains these truths.
Lives are ripped apart by eating disorders. Families are devastated. People die.
Eating disorders aren’t punchlines.