Becca - Interview 22
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Becca has identified the reasons why she overeats and is trying to overcome them.
Becca used to feel that she'd do anything to fit in with her peers.
Becca knew that she was bigger than everyone else from the age of three. She started to eat more because she was being bullied.
I’ve always been overweight from when I can remember, like a young age, and I would now put it down to I saw food as a comfort but then I don’t, but then it’s hard to say, you know, because I’ve always been overweight ever since I can remember so it’s, you know, I can’t say that it was being bullied that made me over-eat or things like that because it was from a very young age. I mean yeah like being bullied definitely a huge factor because you just get into like a circle of you are bullied because you are fat so you eat for comfort, and then you get bullied again and round and round and round so it just, yeah that that was basically the whole, that’s where it, like the peak of it kind of started. And yeah I have always been uncomfortable about it, always.
In her early teens Becca thought that losing weight was the answer to all her problems.
Becca thinks that food obsession is an emotional disorder and should be treated like other eating disorders.
Becca's father is diabetic and she has seen the problems that it causes.
Becca feels that her obsession with food is as much of an emotional disorder as anorexia.
Becca was very badly bullied at school because she looked different and she still feels a bit of an outcast.
Becca has got fitter by going to the gym and now genuinely enjoys exercising.
Becca thinks other girls didn't want to know her because she didn't look like them.
The dietitian Becca saw was rather overweight herself, which didn't inspire confidence. She wasn't very helpful.
Becca has experienced 'awesome' benefits since starting to lose weight.
But now, you know, I have become better at if I, if I have become, I did become ill in December just with the flu like everyone had, and it, like I did have it maybe a month or maybe two actually but, you know, I, I didn’t necessarily feel like crap every single day whereas before I would, you know, it was easier to fight it I think so yeah, yeah I think it is, it is important, very important because it has made such a difference to me and I think, you know, yeah I really do think it is important.