Eating disorders don't discriminate by size. A person's weight doesn't determine whether or not they're more or less likely to have an eating disorder.

A woman recently uploaded a photo proving the point.

The Instagram featured a side-by-side of fitness guru Carissa Seligman. While she looks healthy in both photos, the one on the left features her at a heavier weight than the one on the right.

Her caption points out that in the photo on the left, she was suffering from an eating disorder for four months.

"I had gone through a four-ish month period of starving myself and surviving solely on caffeine and crackers," Seligman revealed. "Then, I started eating again and could not stop. I felt awful. None of the things that spurred my starvation period had been solved, discovered, or discussed and I began to use food to fill a hole. So not only was I unhappy without really knowing it, BUT I was gaining weight which at the time was my worst nightmare. And I was doing anything I could to lose it again." 

It took Seligman 11 years to finally have a healthy relationship with food again.

The photo on the left was taken in 2005, and she spent until 2016 trying to get back to the weight she was during her four-month-long period of starvation.

Seligman proved that eating disorders and thinness don't always correlate.

Seligman's photo is a reminder just how dangerous assumptions based on weight can be. People assume that the only women capable of eating disorders are already super-thin to begin with, but that's simply not true. Anyone of any weight or body type can have an eating disorder, and they're all equally detrimental to your health.

Seligman puts it best: Self-love is a lot of work.

"The inside has to be good before the outside will be anything you can love," she stated.

That's a sentiment we couldn't agree more with.