“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” – Newton’s 3rd Law
At the time, I can say with a decent amount of certainty that Newton was not referring to eating disorders, however, I will argue that it applies. There is an unending cycle that often occurs when a person chooses to restrict their food intake. I find that often times an episode or period of binging or overeating comes after a period of restricting. Many of my clients complain about this occurring, and while a textbook can be written on this topic alone, I’m going to attempt to give it justice in a mere blog post.
As a therapist, I always try to explore the “why” behind these types of things occurring with my clients. Knowing why something happens gives you an understanding, and understanding is what gives us power to do something with that information. With that said, why does this happen? I’ll give 3 points that can help to explain it.
If you have any thoughts or questions, please leave a comment or message me privately. Also, if you have anything you’d like to learn more about, please let me know and I will do my best to write a post on it soon!
Thank you for reading this and I wish you a State of Balance in your life!
Binge And Restrict Cycle
Eating Disorder Specialist
Healthy Self Vs. Eating Disorder