Perfectionism + Disordered Eating + Body Image
Disordered eating refers to a wide range of eating behaviors and can have a significant impact on a person's emotional, physical, and social functioning, in addition to being tied to anxiety, depression, and perfectionism.
Body image and self-esteem are how one perceives themselves and how they feel in their own body. Someone struggling with poor body image may be critical of their appearance and have distorted thoughts about particular parts of their body. One might think they are unattractive and feel ashamed, anxious, and self conscious based on their perception of their body.
Is Perfectionism Controlling Your Eating Habits & How You Feel About Your Body?
Have a list of forbidden foods you can't eat? Feel guilt or shame if you eat a food from your forbidden list?
Have an all or nothing mentality ("I messed up on my diet, I might as well eat the entire box of cookies.")?
Obsessively calorie count?
Feel better/confident with yourself when you stick to eating "safe," "clean" and "healthy" foods?
Regularly check your body to make sure you haven't gained weight?
Turn to food when you don't want to feel certain emotions?
Lack self confidence/self esteem?