Of course, there were other things at play too. There’s a lot of damage that could have been avoided if I’d been properly diagnosed with inattentive ADHD and anxiety, both of which are increasingly tied to binge eating disorder (BED). There are lots of reasons why that didn’t happen, but buying into diet culture and fixating on weight loss never helped me out. If anything, those things reinforced my belief that all of the anxiety I held was “normal.” Or even earned.
Autism too. According to my coach, there is a correlation between autism and disordered eating. Many people that are diagnosed late benefit from the use of Vivance, or other medicines used to treat binge eating, anorexia, and body dysmorphia. Some of these behaviors are attributed to extra sensitivity to how the food feels in your stomach.