Is Your Healthy Diet an Unhealthy Obsession?

Eating Recovery Center’s Bonnie Brennan was recently featured in an article on discussing how obsessive healthy eating can sometimes turn into an eating disorder. For some people food is fun, food is delicious; food is a way to express oneself, to share love. But for others, food is a means to control circumstances that they feel are out of control in their life. These circumstances can be an internal world of turmoil and charged emotions, or external circumstances that are dangerous and threatening. What can result is a natural coping mechanism that we call an eating disorder. For people without eating disorders it can be hard to imagine how food can become so much more than what is on your plate; how it becomes all encompassing; how someone can obsess every moment, day in and day out, over what they ate, they didn’t eat, what they wanted to eat, what they shouldn’t have eaten, the guilt, the suffering, all of it layer upon layer building up and hiding the original trauma… Read the full article.

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