What are the signs of Eating Disorder?
- Addictive, you crave sugary food, caffeine, junk, colas and refined carbohydrates because you are addicted to the chemical composition of these foods. You always find that these foods stimulate you to want more and you have great difficulty resisting them or eating just a little of this type of food.
- Emotional, you find loneliness, boredom and sadness are temporarily abated when you fill your stomach with refined carbohydrates. They fill you up quickly and you feel satisfied and sedated, maybe even tranquilized, for a while. Comfort can briefly be found in soft sweet foods like ice-cream or cake that reminds us of childhood. Depressed people often want caffeine and sugary foods. Emotional eaters try to get a quick fix to get rid of a bad feeling and try to feel better, by using comfort foods and bulk eating.
- Habitual, you may have been previously made to eat everything on your plate. As a child you were often not allowed to leave food and you have conditioned yourself to continue this habit. You will eat at every occasion and eat everything in front of you without being aware of whether you are hungry or not.
- Ignorant, you have been completely brainwashed by food manufacturers to believe that what you are eating is healthy or harmless. You eat a lot of convenience and ready meals and believe they are as good as home-cooked food. You may exist primarily on diet foods and diet drinks but still have a weight problem.
- Destructive, you may have a deep-rooted need to hide your sexuality and feel vulnerable when you look attractive or desirable. You may often feel panicky in a situation where food is shared, i.e. a group meal, in case you get less. You feel uncomfortable when you cannot dish out your own portions and a host does it for you in case you don’t get enough to satisfy you.
- Angry, youlike crunchy food like crisps and apples and tough food like meat and thick bread that you can chomp and chew on. Hard mastication is effective when you are feeling tense and wound up. Stressed people often want salty foods. You will always want to eat after a fight or disagreement to make yourself feel better.