WHAT IS IT?
DISORDERED EATING involves a disconnection from our body’s physical cues. We are engaging in disordered eating patterns when our body gives us a hunger cue and we ignore its signal to eat (too busy, dieting, stressed etc). Likewise, when our body gives us a fullness cue and we ignore its signal to stop eating (enjoying the taste, eating too quickly, thanksgiving etc) we are engaging in disordered eating patterns. Some degree of disordered eating is expected as a part of normal eating patterns. It is challenging to be mindful every moment and listen to our body’s cues.