It’s a true fact that telling a bulimic person to just eat a normal amount so they don’t have to throw up will cure them automatically, forever, removing any body image issues in the process.
Like that time a dietician told me that if I “just told myself I wasn’t allowed to purge after binging then I’d eventually stop binging because I don’t want to get fat” and problem solved.
Stephenson, R. M. “Conflict and Control Functions of Humor.” American Journal of Sociology56 (1951), 569-74. (via socio-logic)
I pretty much use humor solely as a form of anxiety relief/protection and social control. Like when someone tries to make conversation about dieting and I start talking about how highly effective The Butter Diet is…
Do you have a weird aversion to too much sugar?
Like, it’s a completely physical reaction—when I have too much sugar or something REALLY sugar-dense (like, more than two cookies, or a large piece of cake, M&Ms, gummy bears, etc.) I honestly feel really on edge and weird.
Am I just not used to sugar-highs because I usually purge when I get to that point? I really hate it, and it makes me want to avoid really sugary foods (which is fine, I’m not *super* bothered by that) but times when I accidentally get in that sugar-high state, I feel REALLY anxious and unwell and I don’t really know what do to about it.
Does that make any logical sense at all? Has anyone else experienced this?