Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Book: "Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own"

Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own, by Mika Brzezinski

Mika's book introduced me to the concept of control, as it relates to food and eating.

Being in control makes me feel:
  • happy
  • optimistic
  • proud
  • healthy 
Being out of control makes me feel:
  • like bingeing
  • stressed
  • feel bad / guilty
  • disappointed
  • unhealthy
Mika was a compulsive eater, and compulsive exerciser to counteract the effects of the food. She was trying to outrun her diet, which never works well. Once she exerted control over food, she overcame her eating disorder. 

I thought she did not do an adequate job explaining how she mastered control over food. But her book gave me optimism that what I needed to find was the ability to control what I ate, and once I found that control I would have success over my eating disorder.

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