Many of the lessons Weisman has learned are evident in the series. Like Sheila, Weisman understands that binging and purging isn’t necessarily about appearances, it’s more like she’s “being compelled to do a series of increasingly destructive behaviors.”

It felt completely out of control when I went into a binge- and purge phase,” she said. “It felt like I was walking on the street when someone pulled up in front of me and placed a blanket around my head. Then they pushed me into their car. “I was on my way for a ride. It didn’t matter if I liked it.

It can be difficult sometimes to view eating disorders or generational trauma onscreen. However, it is important to speak honestly about these topics that affect people each day. Physical It does exactly that.