Teen eating disorders
In your opinion, what causes an eating disorder in teenagers? Is it the desire to be very thin? Is it the desire to be in control of something if they feel out of control in other areas? Is it something that comes from bad habits learned from peers?
Did you or anyone you know suffer from an eating disorder as a teen? What helped them/you? Do you think it is possible to fully recover from, or do people always struggle with an eating disorder, even in remission?
I'd love your thoughts on the topic.
I think it may be possible to fully recover. I still have twinges of intense desire to have that control and the strength and confidence that comes with knowing I contain that sort of willpower. I also miss the thigh gap.
But, it's not healthy and I understand that.
It's akin to quitting smoking to me... I usually don't think about wanting a smoke or a fast day unless something triggers me--being upset, feeling like life is out of control, seeing a thigh gap or a red bracelet, smelling smoke.... The power is a addictive and a route I'd wish on no one.