If you have read my post last week, Lies My Eating Disorder Made Me Tell, you learned a bit about how the Eating Disorder can cause otherwise honest people to begin to be deceitful and dishonest. If you haven’t read it, I would encourage you to do so prior to reading this post. The link for this post is down below. Once you have read it, come back here for a guide to help you foster your healthy self and battle this unhealthy, Eating Disorder self.
Lie: “I already ate.”
Protection: This lie is likely one you tell to loved ones when they try to offer you food. Instead of getting an interrogation or telling them the truth and facing push-back, it’s easier to lie and say you already ate, even though you didn’t.
Lie: “I don’t know why there is that many charges for fast food.”
Protection: For those that may be suffering from binge eating, admitting that you spent a lot of money on fast food may get someone angry at you (if they’re the bill-payer) or it may make you feel shameful of your behaviors. It’s easier to lie than to face the shame or other negative emotions that may present itself if you told the truth.
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I wish you honesty on your journey to finding your State of Balance!
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