Binge Eating Disorder involves food as a symbol for a deeper concern, a struggle with the inner self and the outer world. Who am I? What do I really want? How can I find true nourishment?
Feelings of “being fat” may really mean feeling worthless, unattractive, or out of control. Our culture obsesses with outer beauty and thinness while killing the inner soul. It links “fatness” with unrelated, undesirable qualities.