5 reasons Anorexia is not about control.


I suffered anorexia nervosa for over eight years. In this time I was told by various people, some of them doctors, many of them concerned individuals that my eating disorder was a result of me trying to take control.

And it was a convincing argument, although rather pseudo Freudian for my liking. People were telling me that restricting what went into my body was a metaphor for trying to control what entered my life. I mean, I could see why one might assume that, but for me it simply could not have been further from the truth.

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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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