On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.
Individuals with EDNOS experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors -- such as extreme reduction of food intake, overeating, or purging -- and often have feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.
Something happened this week that really made angry. This doesn't happen often but when it comes to my history with my eating disorder and what I see in the media in relation to eating disorders, I find myself getting increasingly exasperated.
After Ed (aka "eating disorder") and I broke up, I have to admit that I splurged a little. I am not usually much of a shopper, but I was so excited about my life without Ed that I wanted to explore some new things.