For many people who suffer with eating distress, food
is not the only coping mechanism used. Sometimes the distress that a person is going through, can be so overwhelming,
that something has got to give.
Personally, I have had many behaviours. At different stages in my life,
I used to hit my legs when I felt upset (even as young as 5), and it always helped with feelings of helplessness, anger, loneliness
Many people cut, burn, pull their hair etc, to name a few. Personally,
at different stages of my life, I have adapted different coping mechanisms. I must say that the shame I felt over the
fact I had an eating disorder, was nothing compared to the shame I felt over some of my other behaviours.
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