Do you start new diets all the time?
Are you not happy with your body?
Do you wonder if your behaviour around food is ‘normal’?
Is food and weight loss a big thing in your life?
These questions can all point towards the development of an eating disorder. As an experienced non-diagnosed sufferer of Bulimia Nervosa and a trained psychotherapist/coach, I have put together 7 indicators that will put you on the sliding scale of an eating disorder.
Be honest with yourself. An eating disorder is nothing to be ashamed of.
- You know exactly how many calories / sugar / carbs are in normal food – I knew the calories of all the food around
- You are on the scales at least once a day – I was on the scales between 3 and 6x a day
- The results of your weighing is affecting how you feel the rest of the day – my mood was happy and positive if I had lost weight, dark and desperate if I had gained
- You plan everything you eat in advance – I could tell you what I had eaten the last week and what I was going the eat the coming week
- You get anxious when you can’t stick to your planning – going out for a spontaneous meal was very stressful
- You look at life as ‘good days’ and ‘bad days’ – I had more bad days than good days, but the judgment had all to do with what I had eaten
- You beat yourself up all the time – I found myself extremely stupid and weak, not even being able to stick to my plan of what I was going to eat
If you recognise more than three of the above, it is time to step back and instead of counting calories or starting a new diet, look inside to find out what you are running away from……
There are several selfhelp books around for eating disorders, maybe you can find support on-line or book a FREE call with me to check out how I can help you. Have been there for a long time…………………
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