What Are The Real Causes of Anorexia?

Do you agree with the following:

  1. Before you were born, the world was as it was, the stage was set.
  2. Your parents and other people in the world had the problems they had.
  3. You were born.
  4. You learn from those around you.
  5. You cope with those around with what you learned
  6. You survive or thrive in the world by coping in ways you know
  7. You develop an identity around your behavior: I'm an anorexic, I'm a procrastinator!, I'm depressed, ...
  8. You wonder why you have problems

Gerbera DaisyThe root causes of all problems is birth. If you had not been born, you would not have any problems.

All kidding aside, the reason why you have problems is that you know how.

You know how to produce anorexia in your life. You know just what to think, what to do, how to behave. You have the correct actions, thoughts, and beliefs (I'm fat, all fat people are bad, feeling like you are about to pass out because you are starving is a sign of success).

How do you know how to drive a car? How do you know how to walk? You learned it at some point. After a while you performed the action so many times, that you can do it without thinking about it.

Think about when you learned to drive. It took a lot of attention, did it not?

Think about when you first started to produce anorexia. Was it harder or easier then today? How have your thought processes changed?

Another important part is to understand that your eating disorder is motivated by love.

As a child you may have felt that the only control you had was through food. To this day, when a stressful situation arises and you feel like you are without control, food is the answer as the one thing you can control. You are doing what you know how to do to deal with stress and life in general.

Your are loving yourself through your eating disorder. You can easily learn to love yourself in healthier ways. You can easily learn to deal with stress in healthier ways.

How are you using Anorexia to love yourself?

Check out the rest of this site to learn more about healing yourself from eating disorders.

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