Why Do Autistic People Fear Weight Gain?

Season #6

The underlying reasons behind the fear of weight gain are often very different for autistic people struggling with eating disorders. In this episode, you'll learn about the following five factors that may contribute to the fear of gaining weight in autistic individuals.

  1. Difficulty with change
  2. Desire for predictability
  3. Sensory perception
  4. Gender dysphoria
  5. Fear of responsibility