This past week has been the National Eating Disorders Association’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This year’s theme is It’s Time to Talk About It. As a follow up to eating disorders awareness week, I want to set the record straight about one of the most common misconceptions about eating disorders – Why Weight and Size Don’t Determine an Eating Disorder. The stereotypical image of someone suffering from an eating disorder is depicted as a young woman with her hip bones and ribcage jutting out. Media often choose to highlight the cases that have the strongest visual impact. In the case of eating disorders, that means using the aforementioned stereotype. In reality, that image is far from what all sufferers look like. Eating disorders are a mental health issue. As such, an eating disorder is not something a bystander can identify based on a person’s frame. A person can be thin yet…