chapter  7
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Body image disturbance

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Every time I come across any reflective surface, I see my body and am disgusted by how fat I am. My mood gets really bad and, if there is additional stress, I can’t stop myself from buying candy and chocolates. Sometimes I even start devouring them on the way home, completely out of control. I feel deeply ashamed that I am not able to deal with frustration without food, so I try to eat it in secret. After such a binge, however, I feel even fatter and more disgusted with my body than before.