I Use Food to Change My Feelings

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    An Unhealthy Relationship With Food

    eating food makes me feel powerful, but it also makes me feel out of control. the throwing up is what made the binge ok. it made things under control....but not anymore.....i eat good food to make me feel good because bad food makes mee feel like crap and makes me want to throw...
    lostandfound101 lostandfound101
    16-17, F
    Aug 22, 2009

    It Started When I Was A Child

    I eat when I am upset or bored. I have for as long as I can remember. I am working on developing a better coping mechanism.Since I was a child I have always eaten more when I am depressed or upset. The more depressed I am the more I crave sugary foods (most especially chocolate...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    Jan 2, 2013

    Using Food

    An eating disorder is using food to change your feelings and to escape from yourself. I have been doing this for some time since childhood. I think it started when I was a very anxious child and I did not have any real sense of my own identity. I constantly wanted to be around...
    charlo charlo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2009

    It Was a Definite "Pleasure Mechanism"

     When my mom went for her first ultrasound for my baby sister, the doctor found lots of things not right, including skeletal deformities, a cyst at the base of her spine, and he couldn't see her brain.  He advised her to consider termination, which devastated my mom to...
    blueglass blueglass
    18-21, F
    Jul 8, 2009
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