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Old 01-04-2019, 07:14 AM
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Having a food disorder is so hard, and so tricky. It stays with you for the rest of your life, and is something you will always have to deal with.
My DD has a disorder named: ARFID. This stands for Avoiding/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.
She started with it when she was 4 years old. Slowly during the next years she ate less and less. We saw doctors about her eating, but they didn't recognize it at all. One even told me I was lucky my kids wasn't fat, and I shouldn't bother.
This disorder is now acknowlidge by psychologist as a serious eating disorder, and she finally gets help.

Although it's different from anorexia, I do think the social part of it is kind of similar. Eating is not only necesary, it is also a social happening. For people with eating disorders the social part is awfully difficult.

And yes, here in the Netherlands it is the same. Healthy food is so much more expensive then unhealthy food. I really wonder why this is???
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