When somebody is so twisted mentally there is a lot of self sabotage that goes on and eating is a major control issue. Basically the person is warped and they need full on therapy or a support group with a sponsor or something to help them unwarp their thinking. I had an eating disorder for many years and instill have disordered eating and attitudes about foods. Unless Amber really puts her mental health and emotional recovery at the forefront, reshaping ALL of her thoughts and beliefs and who she is, she’s fucked. You end up a different person at the end of it if you did it correctly. You think, feel, cope, act etc differently. It’s been a journey as long as the eating disorder for me and we are talking over a decade or two Give or take on bolth sides of it."The only way to beat an eating disorder is no restrictions."
But in her video, she talks about first calories counting, (cancelled that because it's 'triggering'), then doing WW, which is also restrictive. She has not recently mentioned being in therapy for whatever eating disorder she may genuinely have been diagnosed with.
Serious question for anyone with an eating disorder who's in therapy or who knows someone who is well enough to be up on the details... If your health is at risk because of already unrestricted eating but therapy requires "no restrictions" - what therapy would you be getting to start seeing food realistically?
MOST people I know trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight DO restrict themselves in some way, even if it's as mundane as cutting a smaller slice of cake or opting for a less calorie packed snack or dessert. Is restriction forever off limits for those with eating disorders? If so, how do you get to a healthier weight.
I'm unironically asking these questions because I simply can't find any logic in her statement.
What she is referring to is that if she deprives herself, she knows she has a deeper, angry, hurt, rebellious side that will act out by all the Fucking food she wants, whenever she wants. So by not putting that pressure, she is able to keep more day to day stability.. binge and purge is a cycle, like the one she is on. If she doesn’t fall into the purge of restricting than she is not going to fall into the binge. You can help Yourself on either end of the cycle by either not binging or purging which ever is easier. It was easier for me not to throw up my food than it was to not binge, so I worked on not throwing up first and that helped me not have the need to binge down the road. It takes time to regulate this and you have to have a lot of insight to do that. This is true also with financial cycles, love addiction cycles, whatever it’s always feast or famine never middle ground, it’s warped. It just plays Itself our over a different substance for each person or a different maladaptive behavior. You are out of control and trying to over control and sperg it all up. Balance and yes, amber, yes, moderation will help you stay in the middle. Lol