Eating disorders are not something a person chooses-Its a mental illness-Since when is being sick with a life threatening mental illness, a good thing? So if a doctor tells you you have an eating disorder, are you going to be scared? Or are you going to be happy about it? Eating disorders are not diseases of selfishness. They have actual biological roots-in other words, YOU DON'T CHOOSE IT-Why don't people ask themselves "why do i want something awful like an eating disorder?"