I always thought that eating disorders and preoccupation with food began at at early age – like me when I was in my early teens. Through research that I am doing on aging and recovery from eating disorders, I am finding more and more articles on women who are caught up in the social demands that say thinness is where it is at and aging is where it isn’t. They turn 40 and start the spirit killer of food addiction.
Do women see themselves as somehow a burden? In some twisted way has food, body image, and weight became mixed up in the equation?
Treatment options may be limited for these women. How has this happened where women who are in their prime time of their life, suddenly find themselves upset and preoccupied with what they view as a defect with their bodies? Sad and senseless or makes perfect sense?
What happens for older women that suddenly find themselves starving all day and binging all night?...