What No One Tells You About Being A Teenage Boy With Anorexia

What No One Tells You About Being A Teenage Boy With Anorexia

I have struggled with food and body image all my life. In fifth grade, I hid underneath a hotel bed for hours to evade being seen in a swimsuit by my own family. Before the largest cross-country meet of my middle school career, I cooked and ate an entire bag of pancake batter — to “fuel my nerves.” By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I had been waging a silent war against sporadic “dieting” for years. Things only worsened in the fall of 2016, when, at age 16, I joined the local swim team. I had been...

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