Tag Archives: interoception

How am I feeling? Alexithymia and eating disorders

My treatment team always used to get so mad at me because I’d always answer the question “How are you doing?” with “I’m fine.” No, no, they said, tell me how you’re¬†really¬†feeling. Although I had times where I did know what I was feeling and either didn’t feel like sharing or didn’t feel I could […]

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Why I suck at intuitive eating

As I mentioned in my last post, I don’t always get along with hunger and fullness cues. There are any number of reasons for it, not the least of which is having a chronic eating disorder. But it might not be the only reason. Welcome to the strange world of impaired interoception. For those who […]

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Listen to the beat of your heart: A new explanation for distorted body image in EDs

I’ve always had a tough time trying to explain my distorted body image to others. How could I perceive my weight as normal or even grossly overweight, when the scale and my clothes clearly dictated something different? I’ve always struggled with body misperception. Granted, I’m no twig and never have been, but I’ve never been […]

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