How Eating Disorders Run in the Family
I thought I couldn’t lose weight because I grew up overeating. What I didn’t know was because of my heritage, I was able to persevere and lose weight after my eating disorder.
Years ago, at a family gathering, my nine-year-old cousin emerged from the basement every twenty to thirty minutes to grab a monster bar (oats, peanut butter, M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc.). We were there for about two or three hours, so she probably at half a pan of bars in that time. Though everyone was perfectly aware of what the kid was doing, no one said anything. No-one stopped her.