I do feel like a failure when I eat something that makes me feel horrible. Briefly. But less so as the truth that it is the result of a bizarre misdirected food craving slowly seeps into my heart. I'm emphatic, though, that this has nothing to do with the Oprah-emotional-eating thing everyone thinks it does. I've never been an emotional eater, yet I have all the problems so-called emotional eaters have. I think it's either coincidence or merely correlation that most overeaters are also emotional eaters.
Originally Posted by magnolia1973
I don't ever really enjoy meals like I used to, because right now i'm at a place where I get ill effects from eating anything other than meat, fish, & fat. It's absurd. But it's my reality, just as you cannot eat shellfish without ill (an understatement, I know!) effects. If I eat something else, I feel terrible, or know I will soon, and yeah, it detracts from enjoyment. The food I eat is very tasty, and I do enjoy it, but I don't always enjoy it. So I don't know that that means there is any disorder here, just the reality of a very limited diet, and the fact that it sucks. I think that in Leida, if she has a body image problem, it may be coincidence or correlation with her cravings & any possible issue with food enjoyment, and not necessarily cause/effect.
I agree with your good wishes for her!
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