I have some general questions I wanted to ask regarding binging/purging, as well as compulsive overeating. I was having a conversation with a friend, he said some trivial things re: obesity, and so I began to wonder.
Do you binge on foods that are hard to purge because you want to challenge yourself? (This might sound a little fucked up, but I have deliberately eaten nuts and sticky foods to punish myself in the past. Hope I'm not alone on this one).
Do you tend to binge and purge on expensive, exotic foods, or do you tend to opt for the cheapest foods available knowing that they're coming up, anyway?
Do you think obesity SHOULD be considered an eating disorder in the diagnostic material? (If obesity is a medical condition, as opposed to a mental condition, then to label it an eating disorder wouldn't make sense, right?)
Why do you think obesity is so prominent today - do you think it's soley cultural/familial/class factors, or because people don't know how to control themselves? What else? (If obesity is caused by just cultural factors, should it still be considered an eating disorder?)