In May 2008, SELF magazine reported on a study done by Cynthia Bulik. Her research found that 65% of women in America struggle with some sort of eating issue. Some of the struggles included:
The Calorie Prisoner
The Secret Eater
The Career Eater
Purgers (but do not fit the criteria for Bulimia)
What is shocking about this study is that these are the people who do not fit the criteria for an Eating Disorder. Only 10% of women in America fit that criteria. So, add them up and you have 75% of women in America who struggle with issues surrounding food, diet, and eating.
Three out of four women behave weirdly around food. Don’t you think that’s shocking?
Even though it’s normal, it doesn’t mean it is okay. Eating should be a normal function and it is not. Something is profoundly wrong in our society.
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