#Bulimia is filling the void inside

#Bulimia is filling the void inside Claire Samuel

Bulimia is filling a void but it is a never-ending task. Like Sisyphe, it makes us try to achieve an impossible task: feeling loved by eating food. Actually, binge eating meant for me pushing down my emotions because I was not allowed to disagree or be angry when I was a child.

I came across this amazing interview of Teal Swan: “Feeding The Void”. The following topics are discussed: bulimia as an extreme form of self-hatred, being a child whose boundaries were never respected and being raised by a perfectionist parent.

Today I love raw food because I feel I do not have to restrict myself anymore. I can eat whatever I want, I can even feel very full and my belly can be nice and round after a meal. However, I stay healthy. Slowly, my raw food intake has been reduced.

I find that meditation is a big help as regard to bulimia. I made an 8-day meditation experiment and I keep doing daily meditation today.

I was very bulimic from around 14 to 24 years old and received great comfort from the helpful books written by Geneen Roth, notably:

 

Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating

Thank You Geneen for sharing how you overcame bulimia.

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating

I am so grateful for these books.

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

Her last book about food is:

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

 

 

 

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