When I work with clients recovering from eating disorders, part of the work is identifying and challenging the voice of the Eating Disorder (sometimes called “ED”). And then the work is to develop a new “Recovery voice,” one that has rainbow (instead of black and white) thinking. This “Recovery voice” is both compassionate and fierce. It can call your eating disorder on its shit and have compassion for the part of you that is struggling.
Sugar causes levels of dopamine to surge in our brains. Dopamine is considered the "reward center" in our brain, and is associated with feelings of pleasure. Does this mean some people can become "addicted" to it? Should you avoid sugar or avoid giving your kids sugar? I don't think so...
You may be accustomed to having your emotional state be linked with stepping on the scale, or you may be pregnant and having your ObGyn ask you to step on this dreaded measurement tool (Tip: ask to be blind weighed), but it doesn't have to be that way (weigh)!
I remember when I first realized that the amount of weight I gained in pregnancy was the same amount of weight that I had gained (deliberately leaving out number to not be triggering, but let's just say it was a subsrantial amount)