This is the phrase that describes
the eating disorder known as bulimia. One of the most famous bulimics was
Princess Diana. Bulimia is often the response to stress and depression.
Bulimics derive comfort from food. When such people feel low or angry for
some reason, food is their "pick-me-up." They gorge themselves, preferably
on high-calorie junk food. This gives them a "high" helping them to forget
their troubles for a little while. Bulimics tend to be closet eaters. They
gormandize secretly and then feel ashamed of their gluttony. They then
induce themselves to vomit or take laxatives to purge themselves of the
feeling of guilt. They have no control over their eating so they treat
the effect rather than the cause by vomiting or taking laxatives. After
a point bulimics can derive pleasure from the act of vomiting itself.
The pattern of binge and purge can
result in ulcers, gastric and dental problems, acute disturbances in the
chemical balances of the blood which could lead to heart attacks, sore
throats, aching joints, and feelings of weakness, dizziness and apathy.
Sorry. Due to our site's regulations and policies, your message has not been posted. Our moderating team has been notified about your message. If the message is found to be genuine and still did not get posted, you may not post the message again as it will automatically get posted for you within 24hrs time (excluding weekends).
- The Indiaparenting Team