I got myself into smaller and smaller sizes by shrinking my body. What I didn’t realize at the time was that in order to shrink my body, I had to shrink my world. I had to isolate, control, and obsess about every tiny minutia in regards to my food. As I made progress in that world, I lost significant ground in the real world. My world soon became a bubble.
Eating disorders affect males, too. Yes, males are affected by body image issues and eating disorders. Males are known to engage in behaviors like over-exercising, restricting foods, purging and frequently checking their bodies out in mirrors.
Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS, Senior Clinical Director of Adult Residential and Partial Hospital Services, was recently featured in an article on SELF.com discussing the difficulties of bulimia recovery.
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