Eating Disorders and the Loss of Control

When you are searching for a feeling that resembles success…

When your nervous system is on a high alert 99% of every waking moment…

You will do just about anything to self soothe — including over or under eating.  Eating disorders come in all shapes and forms. They exist for as many reasons as there are stars in the sky. Sometimes they come layered on top of a myriad of other issues and the eating disorder, like a star, becomes just a spot you can see in the sky. Or, it can become the grasp of life you feel you can control to cope with life.

Body image exercise and eating problems sometimes become the focal point when life gets too complicated to navigate. Examining the emotional exhaustion in keeping or getting your life on track, is at times, life saving.

Don’t ignore this serious issue. Like any repetition, it gets more intense over time.

 

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About Jean Wolfe Powers, LMFT