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    Default Eating disorders in so-doms?

    I was curious to see if anyone had any experience or theories on if there's a correlation between social-doms and eating disorders. It seems to me that they would be most prone to them. However, I've heard that sp-doms can have eating issues as well.

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    I am sp and food is sooooo important to me. Delicious and healthful food is one of the foundations of well-being alongside getting enough sleep, water, and exercise. If those are not in place in my life then the disappointments and bumps in the road are so much worse...

    It is how I show love to others (and if somebody makes me - or buys me - tasty and wholesome food when I'm busy/stressed out, that means sooooo much to me ).

    Also it is hard for me to want to eat if I am truly upset about something. Have to calm down first...



    I can't say if this is normal sp or not and can't speak to so ppl at all, but thought you might like at least one data point for your theory.
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    I have serious issues with eating.

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    I also have food issues.

    I've theorized that is has to do with inferior Si and the pull-back of sp from dominant sx.
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    Yes, I went through struggles with food. I underate in response to teasing in middle school and would periodically overeat after long spans of undereating. I developed a sort of starve-binge cycle. Dealt with the aftermath of that for a longgggg time. Maybe still am dealing with its vestiges. It's still a struggle for me to understand what is "normal" in terms of eating and how to eat according to my own body's signals rather than external cues.

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    I actually think I have a fairly healthy relationship with food. I definitely eat too much sugar, it's my weakness. But in general, I'm pretty good at making healthy choices at meals and only eating when I'm hungry. I also love cooking, that helps.

    I could easily stand to lose 5-10 pounds, I don't need to, but I would probably be a little healthier. But, overall I've just kind of decided that being thin really isn't that important to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I am sp and food is sooooo important to me. Delicious and healthful food is one of the foundations of well-being alongside getting enough sleep, water, and exercise. If those are not in place in my life then the disappointments and bumps in the road are so much worse...

    It is how I show love to others (and if somebody makes me - or buys me - tasty and wholesome food when I'm busy/stressed out, that means sooooo much to me ).

    Also it is hard for me to want to eat if I am truly upset about something. Have to calm down first...



    I can't say if this is normal sp or not and can't speak to so ppl at all, but thought you might like at least one data point for your theory.
    I'm the same way... I've never had any issues with food. But I think my INTP mother is also sp/sx, and she has major food issues.

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    I am sp, and have an unhealthy relationship with food. I am sort of at odds with the physical world at all times, and I'm not sure if it's because I'm INFP or sp-dom or both...

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    I am an so dom and food has almost no importance to me. I almost wish I didn't have to eat. I eat even less when I am not at college or any time I don't have to expend great mental energy.
    You are so arbitrary.

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    Much more of a Sp thing if linking to instincts.

    There are of course other reasons one can have eating disorders, social image especially for the young can be a major contributing factor, that can impact anyone.

    I'm with thoughlost, food is a begrudging necessity, when linked to a social event (So) or a rich experience (Sx) I will enjoy it, otherwise I'd be happy to just not eat.

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