Working On Us Prompt: If Disordered Eating Isn’t About Food or Weight

REBLOG: Astrid of “A Multitude of Musings” Shares her story about eating disorders on my “Working on Us” series, Prompt #1. How our minds really play a role in eating disorders. Great read!

A Multitude of Musings

Today, I am once again joining in with the Working On Us Prompt. I hope the link works, as it once again gave me an error 404 when I tried to visit it. There are really two question prompts for this week’s Working On Us. I may post a separate post about the second question. The first asks what if eating disorders aren’t about food or weight? What are they about?

As a person with disordered eating tendencies, I can totally empathize with this question. I mean, yes, I am obese, but that in itself doesn’t qualify you for help with disordered eating other than a monthly kick in the ass from a dietitian. Well, that just isn’t enough for me.

Then again, I was told by my psychiatrist that I do not have an eating disorder, because the amount of food I eat during a “binge” isn’t big…

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