Chew and Spit
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Chew and Spit: A Hidden Eating Disorder Thin is still in. While some strides have been made in the media to portray more "real" women and emphasize healthy bodies and natural curves, thinness is still the aesthetically pleasing cultural paradigm. Millions of people, women and men, suffer from eating disorders that range from anorexia, bulimia, bingeing, and overeating. While most people who suffer from ED's are familiar with this technique as an aid to their disease, chewing and spitting is also a singular eating disorder.
Chew and spit eating is exactly what it sounds like. A person chews up the food, usually a sweet or highly caloric food, and then spits it out. There are as many ways to act out this behavior as there are people. It is usually excessive, as the person literally "binges" on food they cannot allow themselves to ingest without gaining weight. In their mind this allows them the taste and the feeling of actually eating without the calories.
You might wonder why this is considered an eating disorder. According to Wikipedia, an eating disorder is defined as "a complex compulsion to eat in a way which disturbs physical, mental and psychological health." A person who chews and spits their food is harboring an unhealthy relationship with food and their body. They feel that they cannot eat certain foods but constantly crave them and believe that this is the solution. There are usually triggers that set off this behavior and while it may start off in a slow and random manner it generally builds into an obsessive compulsion.
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