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Do You Have a Troubled Relationship With Food?

Last week, I wrote about some surprising findings on women's eating behaviors based on a poll conducted by Self Magazine. This poll found that the majority of women, 75 percent in fact, have "disordered eating behaviors," or basically a troubled relationship with food. I admit I was a little shocked. On the other hand, I have seen so many troubling food behaviors in my time.

So I thought I would do a very unscientific poll and pose this question to you . . .

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Stellanz Stellanz 8 years
Why is there not a multiple option there??? like geri (ginger spice) was an anorexic bulemic over-eater (it is possible)
bpeach253868 bpeach253868 8 years
I definitely have eating disorder issues. I was anorexic for years when I was a teenager. Then in my 20's I gained an enormous amount of weight (over 200lbs and 5'2). In my late 20's I lost it all but now I have a very dysfunctional relationship with it b/c I have this crazy belief that if I eat certain things I will balloon back up to what I was in my 20's. It's constant, calorie restriction and occasional purging. I worry about what food I'm putting into my mouth all the time. It's an obsessive cycle...I attribute it to the stressful time I'm going through in my life right now and that is what is making it worse. I wish I didn't have such a dysfunction w/it but I do so there it is...
j00j j00j 8 years
i've struggled with anorexia and bulimia.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I was bulimic for a few years, but I'm recovered now. I still sometimes get in the whole ED mindset and I skip meals to lose weight. Funny thing...it never usually works. I had a really hard time learning to trust my body again after that, so my hunger signals are still kind of messed up.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I really appreciate all the comments here! thanks for sharing.
livyc livyc 8 years
i had a gastric bypass when i 17, since then i have had multiple eating disorders, body and food issues, more so then when i was heavy, but regardless of all that i would still do it all over again
aawwdangsugar aawwdangsugar 8 years
Sigh. I binge on the bad stuff when I am stressed or rushed, then I feel bad about it and later eat very little or skip meals all together. Its really unhealthy.
missyd missyd 8 years
huh?
missyd missyd 8 years
huh?
ms660bk ms660bk 8 years
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lmainer lmainer 8 years
bulimic :(
lmainer lmainer 8 years
bulimic :(
KACIEJPC KACIEJPC 8 years
<---- = Emotional Eater. I know it is terrible
KACIEJPC KACIEJPC 8 years
<---- = Emotional Eater. I know it is terrible
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
@kiddylnd: Aw, thank you! To all: Keep on fighting, girls. Being able to post about it is a good sign. Good luck to everyone.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
@kiddylnd: Aw, thank you!To all: Keep on fighting, girls. Being able to post about it is a good sign. Good luck to everyone.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
Kinda of it comes and goes in spurts. I have willpower its just sometimes I really want things and I will have them no matter what. Overall I eat really well, but every once in a while when we go out I have the chocolate cake :)
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
Kinda of it comes and goes in spurts. I have willpower its just sometimes I really want things and I will have them no matter what. Overall I eat really well, but every once in a while when we go out I have the chocolate cake :)
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I have no willpower and eat whatever I want. I am not emotional about it, I just do it 90% of the time because i am bored.
rpenner rpenner 8 years
I also wish everyone well in their recoveries.I have issues with eating but not in the way listed above. I am also someone who eats when they're bored. I also feel guilty if I ate too much. I don't actually do anything about it like purging, but I do feel like I need to go for a run or something to burn off the extra pounds I figure I added by eating that extra helping of macaroni and cheese.
rpenner rpenner 8 years
I also wish everyone well in their recoveries. I have issues with eating but not in the way listed above. I am also someone who eats when they're bored. I also feel guilty if I ate too much. I don't actually do anything about it like purging, but I do feel like I need to go for a run or something to burn off the extra pounds I figure I added by eating that extra helping of macaroni and cheese.
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 8 years
i wonder how many people were honest in this poll...
Rigatoni Rigatoni 8 years
i'm so messed up with food right now. i restricted for a year, and now i've binged for a month. but there are always other issues; it's never just the food. ahhhhh.
Rigatoni Rigatoni 8 years
i'm so messed up with food right now. i restricted for a year, and now i've binged for a month. but there are always other issues; it's never just the food.ahhhhh.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I've done some drastic dieting things before but when I was a lot younger.
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