• Food and fatness

    Food as a form of…

    Self-harm I’ve started to wonder if consuming this type of ‘meal’ almost daily is a form of self-harm, a way of punishing myself for pushing my body into obesity by, paradoxically, making it even more obese and thus confirming its grotesqueness. I don’t wish to diminish the more traditional experiences of self-harm, but I can see similarities between inflicting a physical wound and frequently ingesting large quantities of unhealthy food in an almost manic way. First there is the restlessness and persistent thoughts of committing the act which you battle against constantly; this is followed by the unstoppable urge to perform the act or else you will disappear into a…