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Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-08-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Palestrina
I said those things because they are applicable...

I said those things because they are applicable to me. If you know what is true for you why do you need me to validate it? If there is help for addiction out there then you should seek that out. ...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-08-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Palestrina
And that's great, you have to go with your...

And that's great, you have to go with your strengths. Some people can't do it unless they vilainize the food. Having a healthy understanding of your needs and addressing them accordingly is always...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-08-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Palestrina
I agree with you that posts like those were very...

I agree with you that posts like those were very damaging to me and perhaps others who have eating disorders. Eating disorders cannot be cured with food or abstinence of food, it's silly to think...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-08-2014, 08:44 AM
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Posted By Palestrina
No, I did not deny that addiction exists, please...

No, I did not deny that addiction exists, please don't put words in my mouth. In fact I said "Bottom line is that if thinking of food as an addiction helps frame your solution then who's to argue...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-07-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Palestrina
Moderation is not seen as a tool, but it's a...

Moderation is not seen as a tool, but it's a powerful one.
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 99
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Posted By Palestrina
The struggle each person faces is very personal. ...

The struggle each person faces is very personal. You may not diminish what I have been through, the extent of my eating disorder, or the amount of work that I put into addressing it. There is a...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 99
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Posted By Palestrina
Thank you for sharing. This is word for word an...

Thank you for sharing. This is word for word an exact description of my eating disorder.



This is not dramatic, I identify with every word you say. That is why I am so passionate about...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-06-2014, 02:41 PM
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Views: 4,517
Posted By Palestrina
Since eating is a combination of behavioral...

Since eating is a combination of behavioral habits and biochemical effects its nearly impossible to compare multiple people's true dependency on one or the other. If scientists cant agree on this...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,517
Posted By Palestrina
I can only speak for myself but I don't question...

I can only speak for myself but I don't question the addictive properties of many substances. But addiction comprises of a number of factors including long term exposure and abuse of that substance....
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,517
Posted By Palestrina
Ignorance is a very strong and not necessary word...

Ignorance is a very strong and not necessary word to use against someone who doesn't agree with what you believe. I'm not a scientist so I refrain from doing back and forths about data and research....
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-04-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,517
Posted By Palestrina
Here's an interesting article comparing food...

Here's an interesting article comparing food addiction to drug addiction http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/sugar-addiction-drug_n_4173632.html

For me, food was a coping mechanism. As are...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-03-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 99
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Posted By Palestrina
I found it a fascinating read too. It's amazing...

I found it a fascinating read too. It's amazing what lengths the food industry will go to give us the optimal combination of ingredients.

I can distinguish the difference between a rush - which...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 06-03-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,517
Posted By Palestrina
This ^^^ I reject the idea that food is...

This ^^^

I reject the idea that food is addictive. I think we can be swayed to believe that it is, and by merely accepting that idea it takes strong hold in our minds. I think it's the placebo...
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