I think this ridiculous. Especially #12 I think? Ah I can't remember the number.... not eating a certain food because you can't stop? yeah, that's me. And I'm glad I stopped eating those certain foods, that really weren't healthy for me anyway. I mean, why tell an alcoholic to learn to have just a drink or two? Seriously. Not gonna happen. Or they WILL have hidden stashes that they only consume in private (just like another thing on here). Seriously people... not all foods we call food are actually healthy to eat. It's okay to take them out completely. It's perfectly okay. *sigh*
12/28/2011 5:51:24 PM
Wow. This article met me right where I am and have been. Although many of the statements nailed my weaknesses, I have to admit for some odd reason I feel encouraged all the same. And it's not an odd reason, really. It's simply the more I am on this site, the more I put to use the things I am reading, the more I feel "the wind beneath my wings." Sounds mushy but I haven't felt this encouraged in a looooong time.
I would not have thought some of these were disordered thinking, but it makes sense the more I think about it.
1/13/2011 9:35:30 AM
I acknowledge that I still participate in a few of the "disordered eating" patterns; however, I'm stumped at how #22 ["You spend a great deal of time and energy tracking your nutrition, and feel very uncomfortable eating food when you donít know whatís in it" could be a bad thing], UNLESS of course it's really obsessive. Personally, if it weren't for #22, I would eat MANY not so healthy things versus having just the occasional bite to taste. And to think ...... I've been so proud of myself for using the smart phone app to keep myself accountable!!!!
Thank you so much for addressing this issue. I hope that I can learn some better skills to deal with your checklist topics. I haven't yet found the right support or much about how to better deal with these issues. I particularily struggle with doing well for awhile and then striking & rebelling as well as constant food planning and irritating desire for particular foods and the want to secretly get my fill of. Looking forward to your next article.
I thank you Dean Anderson for writing this and I know I will benefit by your writings. Thanks you. SO MUCH.
12/22/2009 9:06:35 PM
I'm wondering how this behavioral expert would handle the autistic young man featured on you tube under cdfoakley account. Seems this family had their share of experts who didn't know much, weren't sure, were working on it and would get back to them. The kid's 20 now. Most bizzare behavior my partner and I have ever seen in an autistic kid. Didn't know it could be that serious. Anyway, like the stuff about diet.
10/16/2009 1:02:17 PM
10/6/2009 8:26:11 PM
I saw my actions in relation to some of these comments. Enough to know that I'm probably at the right place to learn a healthier lifestyle.
I do thirteen of these things and was interested to see that there were things I did not do. I do not think my weight or eating influence anything more than my health and weight, interesting to realize . It does influence my selfesteem a lot because I donīt want to be overweight and I fail in changing it. An article that gave a lot food for thought - as the previous.
I have done and still do some of these. I am working on changing my behavior since I've been diagnosed as being diabetic. It's a slow progress but at least I am trying and not giving up, and I think that is the key. Not to give up and keep on plugging along.
Wow! I recognized many of these as my own behaviours. Even when I wasn't overweight at all, I used to hide my bingeing from my roommates. I was always ashamed when I ate what I wanted because no one else ever seemed to. I'm just trying to eat healthy now but I do get anxious in a restaurant. I feel better if they have a nutrition handout for me.
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