Food and weight have turned into the center of life for you and cause you tremendous anxiety? Then it might be the case that you have one of the following eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, bigorexia, orthorexia, emotional eating.
Anorexia is when you avoid food at all costs and as a result you are already underweight according to the health norm. Relatives and friends often try to help you and even force you to eat, but this only makes things more complicated. You start isolating yourself, you start hiding and lying about how much and what exactly you've eaten. You also start to avoid social gatherings and especially having food with other people. Due to the low weight and the physical damage caused to the body, it is necessary to combine psychotherapy and regular visits to the doctor. This way body and mind can work together towards a better life for you.
When it comes to bulimia, you often eat a huge amount of food in one sitting within a very short time. Usually you indulge in high calorie foods, so that you calm down, even though you know it's a temporary relief. You eat compulsively without tasting the food. When you are in this episode, you don't really know how much you have eaten, the whole thing happens as if you are in a trance. You realize exactly how much you have eaten only after the food has finished and you suddenly start feeling guilty. You might try to even things out by self-induced vomiting, laxatives or excessive sports. Or you might simply pretend this never happened, until one day you realize you have become overweight.