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Old 03-19-2004, 03:58 AM   #4
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Re: Overcoming a phobia of fat in anorexia

Raindrop and Aurora, thanks for your replies, they are both really helpful. My daughter's psychologist has been explaining to me that her fat phobia seems to be the real 'core belief' of her anorexia, i.e. the bit that doesn't want to let go and as she's already surrendered quite a bit of her e.d. by gaining weight, having to limit exercise etc. this bit is going to put up a real fight - because if she surrenders it she'll feel as though she's totally given in.

Thanks for the warnings about not being sneaky - I'm such a lousy liar ( I usually go bright red!) that this would surely backfire on me, as you say.

Good luck to both of you