Sunday, May 27, 2012

Necessary Precautions

Eating disorders are remarkably heritable. This means that if your parents had eating disorders, you have a higher chance of getting one. It also bodes ill for your kids and your siblings. I know neither of my parents ever had eating disorders, although I’m not sure about one of my grandmothers, but in my sister I see the makings of mine. It would kill me to see her go through what I’ve gone through, so I want to take every precaution with her. I talked a little bit with her about her eating habits to find out what kinds of things were precursors, and I pay attention to how she reacts to food and body image. I just don’t know what to do. I don’t want to tell her I have bulimia because I don’t want to destroy her image of me. I don’t know how to sit down with her and warn her not to go down my path.
At least if I notice that she develops one I can alert my parents immediately and tell them useful things to do. 

1 comment:

  1. I have a 15 yr old daughter and I'm scared to death she may go on this path. Its very hard for me to talk to her about it. She weighs like 40lbs more than me. I want her to be healthy and I know she needs to lose weight but how do I approach it. I make sure she works out and I ask about what shes eaten for the day. She says she wants to be my size. I tell her to eat 3meals but to make sure she watches the calorie intake. I'm not doing a very good job at protecting her.


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