My thoughts on addiction, coping and grieving, as brought on by the passing of Whitney Houston.
Binge eating as a form of stress relief isn’t harmful because “it can make you fat;” it’s harmful because it reinforces the pattern of addiction – seeking out external stimuli to serve as a release from stress, as opposed to dealing with stress head-on.
“People at a social disadvantage are more likely to experience stress from racism. And they are less likely to have the resources to extinguish this stress, because they are at a social disadvantage.”
Someone asked me a great question about what to do if you can’t figure out what’s making you eat emotionally…