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Understanding restrictive eating disorders

The fear of losing self-control is at the core of many eating disorders. It’s not necessarily a fear of gaining weight or of a physical change, but the fear that you might lose the strength and focus that restricting your diet entails, as there is a fear that, once this is lost, the only possible outcome is chaos.

Tapping into her own experience with an eating disorder, Sofia Daley examines the reasons for why they manifest.

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