Do you feel that you have an unhealthy relationship with food, that it controls your life, but that your symptoms don’t fit into one of the categories of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, or Binge Eating Disorder? You’re not alone — actually, you’re in the majority. Most eating disorders or types of disordered eating have their own unique course of action depending on who you are and your circumstances.
What are some examples of non-classified disordered eating?
- Not drastically restricting your food but feeling like you can only eat “healthy” foods, with many food rules and fears about food guiding your choices.
- Having infrequent episodes of binge eating or bingeing and purging
- Eating to feed your “emotional hunger” instead of your physical hunger and continuing to feel like you are out of control with eating.
- Not restricting to the point of losing your period or getting to a dangerously low body weight but continuing to feel like you are afraid of eating certain amounts or types of foods.
- Feeling out of touch with your hunger and fullness cues.
- Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and cutting back on calories gotten from food sources.
- Compulsively exercising and eating according to what you “deserve” that day.
- Feeling like your self worth and self esteem is dictated by how the number on the scale reads that day.
- And So Much More!!!