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Chowhounds and Eating Disorders

chartreauxx | | Jul 9, 2013 06:11 PM

Disclaimer: This is a very personal thread, and may be triggering or difficult for some people depending on their personal backgrounds/experiences. Onward...

For a variety of reasons, I've grown curious about this over the past several months. I'm sure some 'Hounds (me included) have struggled with eating disorders themselves - and those who haven't, have likely known a friend or loved one who has.

What, if any, is your perception of eating disorders? How (if at all) has your experience with eating disorders shaped your experience of food, eating, and nutrition?

For me, exploring food, cooking, nutrition, and diet (and others' opinions, experiences, and ideas about such things), have been tremendously helpful in my recovery. Sometimes, it encourages me to try a new food, or a former "fear" food. Sometimes, it helps me adjust my perspective on "normal" with regard to eating (including treats).

What's your perception of these things?

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