If you’re struggling with an eating disorder, it’s likely that you have allowed food to take on characteristics that it really doesn’t have. You’ve given it power over your decision making and therefore over your health and happiness.
The reason or reasons that you’ve done that are issues that you will address over time, but the fact that food has control over some areas of your life is something that you can begin dealing with today. At our bulimia recovery centers in California, we help those battling eating disorders put food in its place.
Over months and years, and with repeated instances of food “winning” imaginary battles that you’ve had with it in your head, you begin to see it almost as a living thing — a force that has the power to control your life. It’s not alive or capable of dictating your actions, of course, but it becomes nearly impossible to convince yourself of that.