I don't think every person who asks this on the BED forum means harm (I hope not anyway) but if they just used the search function they'd see they're one of maaaaaany people who solely come to this forum to ask us that. If I make a thread on the anorexia forum asking them why they don't just eat..yeah it wouldn't go well lmao
I don't get the fascination or why the other threads asking the same thing didn't satisfy their curiosity. Who knows. I'm really sorry it affected you in that way though.
I totally understand the curiosity from op, but frankly, I'm kind of sick of people asking why my eating disorder manifested the way it did. if op had asked "no offense, but why do you purge" on the mia forum or "no offense, but why don't you eat" on the ana forum, my guess is that it wouldn't be received very well. only reason it's tolerated here is because I think some people with bed glamorize bulimics because they think it's a better ed to have because you can lose weight from it, even though that's not the case for a lot of bulimics anyway. I also think that some of us glamorize anorexics (I used to) because they never lose control like bed's do and that's not a fair assessment either. it doesn't matter how it looks, ed's control YOU, not the other way around.
To criticize anyone's ed is just pointless, because we didn't choose this and my ed is not a reflection of my willpower, my ethic or my character. it's kind of the same as asking an addict why they picked their drug of choice. they didn't choose it, it chose them.