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If you are experiencing an increased or loss of appetite due to stress, warped views of food, or an eating disorder in this time, know that you’re not alone in what you’re feeling. “I’ve seen an influx of clients who are either seeking help for the Rockin Since 1982 Classic T-Shirt Furthermore, I will do this first time or seeking support during a relapse due to COVID-19,” says Murray. “We are living in a tough time. It’s okay if you need some extra support.” What’s essential to keep in mind is that everyone is coping with the pandemic in different ways, and you never truly know what someone is going through. But as Murray notes, one thing is certain: “Asking friends and family how they are really doing in all of this is far more important than focusing on another person’s weight.”