If you are wondering if you have an eating disorder, then you probably do.
Bold statement, maybe. But if there’s any question in your mind then you are probably right. I had a feeling for a long time that something felt “off” for a while. But thinking it wasn’t “that bad,” I continued with what I was doing, only to see that the more and more I fell into the trap, the harder it was to get out. What began as a healthy weight loss (just taking out a few unhealthy, processed foods here and there) led to counting calories, restricting calories, weighing myself twice a day, feeling the need to compete with my past weigh-ins to get lower and lower…and it goes on.
Not to say this will happen to everyone who starts on a journey to health. There’s nothing wrong with cutting out a few junk foods and striving to lower your pant size through gradual, healthy steps. But for those with the “all-or-nothing” mentality striving to lose weight can sometimes end up in the danger zone.