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Old November 25th, 2017, 01:25 AM   #1
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Does chewing and spitting count as an eating disorder?
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Old November 25th, 2017, 10:38 AM   #2
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I donít think itís an eating disorder cause youíre not eating


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Old November 25th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #3
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I donít think itís an eating disorder cause youíre not eating
So you're saying that Anorexia isn't an eating disorder because you're not eating there either? An eating disorder is way more than just eating or not eating.


To you OP, chewing and spitting isn't an official eating disorder, but it is more so a behavior common in individuals with an eating disorder. It's equally as unhealthy as other destructive habits, and please, if you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out. x

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Old November 25th, 2017, 12:47 PM   #4
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So you're saying that Anorexia isn't an eating disorder because you're not eating there either? An eating disorder is way more than just eating or not eating.


To you OP, chewing and spitting isn't an official eating disorder, but it is more so a behavior common in individuals with an eating disorder. It's equally as unhealthy as other destructive habits, and please, if you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out. x
Oh... I didnít think of it that way, no Iím not saying that at all
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Old November 25th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #5
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"Eating disorders" get a little dicey when you try to define them. You get into the category of EDNOS, Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, which is a catchall term for all abnormal/"disordered" eating habits. It becomes less technically diagnostic, in other words. I have an EDNOS (although it's recognized in some circles, I don't know if it's in the most recent DSM, but I digress) and I can tell you that, like xXl0sth0peXx said, it has more to do with the behavior, not whether or not you're eating too much or too little. Take mine, for example, which has no outward presentation or obvious impact on my health, but if you knew me at all, behaviorally you'd recognize something abnormal pretty quickly.

So, tl; dr, yes and no. It depends on more than just chewing things and spitting them out. That might be an indication of something, but it isn't necessarily disordered in and of itself.

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Old November 26th, 2017, 02:02 AM   #6
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well it's basically the same as anorexia. you're not eating your food. chewing is not eating. chewing is just the mechanism our specific human bodies have to go through in order to be able to swallow most food in a safe manner. Actually consuming the food and then having its contents enter our bodies, stomachs, liver, blood stream, etc and then process those available nutrients into energy is what keeps you going.

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Old December 24th, 2017, 10:33 PM   #8
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i guess it is.

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