Facing an eating disorder—be it anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating—is extremely overwhelming. After all, you can’t simply “quit” food to overcome this battle. Instead, it takes time and professional support to establish a healthy relationship with nutrition, exercise, and your body. Men and women with eating disorders also face frustrating misconceptions from society and even loved ones. An eating disorder isn’t merely a superficial desire to be thin. It also isn’t a moral weakness. It’s a real disorder rooted in biological and psychological causes. If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, know that all hope is not lost—with professional treatment, recovery and healing is possible.