Overcoming Extreme Hunger as an Autistic Trans Individual

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Overcoming Extreme Hunger as an Autistic Trans Individual

Eating disorder recovery often looks very different for autistic people, so what additional challenges might a trans/non-binary individual face? Today I am joined by Lex, a former coaching client and extreme hunger course student turned best friend.

They share:

  •  Seeking solace in food and exercise related behaviors when coming from a marginalized community
  •  Discovering sensory preferences and growing up masking food preferences
  •  "Unmasking" food preferences and learning to advocate for likes and dislikes instead of fearing being difficult
  •  Transitioning and being influenced by stereotypical societal expectations of gender-related eating behaviors
  •  Making the choice not to carry the eating disorder with them post-transition
  •  Body dysmorphia as a trans person and how bodily changes in recovery are especially difficult to grapple with
  •  The wonderful freedom of no longer thinking about food
  •  Being denied treatment due to not fitting the stereotypical ED model and making yourself sicker to prove you're sick enough
  •  The incompatibility of traditional ED treatment procedures with autism
  •  Being left out of the eating disorder conversation as a non-binary individual and need for improving language use
  •  Respecting and working with the differences between men, women and non-binary in regards to mental health

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