With eating disorders, you have to chose the lesser of the two evils.
In therapy, my T. made a list of all of my behaviors and we started tackling them from the most severe to the least. For me, chewing gum and drinking diet coke are on the bottom of the list. So, I still use them as coping strategies.
If drinking diet coke is not a behavior that you have done before then it would not be a good idea to think about starting to use it. Dinking diet coke is seen as a behavior in the ed world because it has caffeine (causes insomnia and people use the extra hours to exercise etc..)
Overall, I think looking into finding better ways to cope that don't involve stimulants is the better option.
I have faced it. Having tasted, a life wasted. Oh, I erased it, I'm NEVER going back again- E. Vedder
1/20/10 Weight Restored from 90-109 pounds.
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