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penzo
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Hi, Emotional eating is a minefield. As a mental health practitioner working with eating disorders I have spent many hours thinking about this topic. For a personal perspective my earlier family scripts taught me to use food for a variety of emotions and to finish what I was given. As an adult I found feeling full on foods that I liked the nearest feeling to feeling loved which is ironic as it is followed by self loathing!
Maybe starving ourselves is a way of numbing feelings and stuffing ourselves stuffs the feelings further down. Self induced vomiting can be viewed as getting difficult feels out.
Humans have amazing ability to learn but what about the same ability to unlearn?? I really hoping I can!
Penzo

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