Part 4 of Chapter 2 of Runaway Eating: What is Runaway Eating?
There are several warning signs that you could watch for. Some include:
- constant dieting
- weight fluctuation
- thinking constantly about food/diet
- guilt about eating
- depressed because weight is all “wrong”
- believing that losing weight is really the answer to problems.
Healthy eating is eating when you’re hungry, and stopping when you’re full. You know when you’re eating to solve problems and eating simply because you’re hungry.
This book includes a quiz that may also help a lot.
The authors offer a bit of hope. The good thing is that you can defeat this problem of runaway eating. We now know that eating disorders can range from mild to severe, though they run by the same train of thought. The authors can conclude that we can thus use similar psychological treatments to fix this.
There’s also the 8 point treatment plan which really does make a lot of sense. However, we’re not going into that yet.
Next up: Risk factors. The beauty factor.