I think I feel better when I can eat whatever I want and have no restrictions. Like, if I want to eat something, I do. That’s the best.
Disclaimer: Working hypothesis / I’m probably barking totally up the wrong tree…
I think certain personalities have your ‘unrestricted’ preference, but other personalities respond positively to the ‘discipline’ or ‘rules’ of restrictive behaviours (whether that be vegetarianism, veganism, religious considerations for eating such as Halal or Kosher, or other arenas such as Straight Edge). What are the individual differences that dictate who responds well to or is more likely to be drawn towards these lifestyles? This is a Phd waiting to happen I swear: someone should do it!
- coracoidcommas said: intersting. i’m sxe but have an ed that can involve binging… there’s an idea in ed treatment that restriction is what leads to binging for a lot of folks. but on the other hand, your idea about personality types does seem plausible… hmm.
- blissmanifesto said: I find the structure of a few rules about food and eating to be quite comforting. I adhere to the Paleo diet. Paradoxically, the higher level of restriction on what is not okay to eat has helped me to be less controlling about eating in general.
- goldstarsfortulip said: I’d also be interested in people with Borderline Personality Disorder, and their relationship with food. (I have a family member who does not have an eating disorder, but does this thing where she starves, then binges on a few days worth of food.)
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