Are you living with an incorrect label?
The one caveat I have as a therapist is to beware the label people bring with them. I have learned it is far too easy to be labelled or diagnosed wrongly by a healthcare professional.
Once so labelled, that person almost carries a large banner proclaiming ” look I have depression, anorexia, OCD or bulima etc.
Many cases this is simpy not so but it doesnt stop that person from trying to live up to ‘their label’. After all a ‘professional’ gave it to them!
Anorexia or not ?
You have to be very careful when dealing with people who are not eating! They appear to be very thin and it is so easy to make an instant diagnosis of anorexia. The true cause could well be hyper thyroidism or cancer.
So it is vital to rule out any underlying medical condition for a person to not eat or to be losing an unusual amount of weight. Or the reverse is true, people who over eat many times do so because they are simply NOT giving their bodies the true energising and healing foods it needs. So the feed me signal goes into overdrive and says I still need feeding
Natural Nutritionist Anna De Lacy went on a supervised fast for medical reasons and found that by day 3 her desire or need to eat had completely diminshed. She said “There were simply no signals being sent that said please feed me. I was amazed as i continued with the fasting how i never felt even slighltly hungry but the most important stage was when I began to eat again. I was introduced to small pieces of fresh raw food and my taste buds literally exploded with sensations and came alive again. Food I had turned away from before tasted like nectar. It has taught me so much about ‘taste’ and how vital it is”
So are YOU living your Label? What is the genuine reason for your lack of interest or avoidance of food? Do you over consume because your body hasn’t been properly fed? Food for Thought.