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Explaining Behaviour : Anorexics and Bulimics

In this post, I would like to share a little insight into another type of behaviour that raises eyebrows, but which needs empathy, understanding and support. There are people who, when they were growing up, had adults who always talked about how they looked in certain clothes and what weight they were. Also adults who would talk about overweight people as disgusting, as being “in such a state”, greedy, would look at them waddling down the road and made them a laughing stock. This gave their children the impression that if they were overweight it would be the worst thing in the world. In these cases, usually the adults were very controlling and judgemental and never allowed their children to make their own decisions.  Often, the adult would say that nobody will like you if you were fat. As these children grew up, they started to believe that there was only one way to have some control over their lives and that was by way of controlling their food intake. They hated th