How Eating Disorders Keep People Feeling Safe

Joined today on the Diet Culture Dropout Podcast with Lindsay Miedama exploring the sense of safety eating disorders bring to people. She is a therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery.

Listen to the full episode here

Eating disorder behaviours serve many roles for people. Each very unique to the individual. They can feel very safe and comforting especially in times of stress, challenges or uncertainty.

Tune in to hear our full conversation about how eating disorders keep people feeling safe:

  • The different roles disorder eating behaviours serve for people
  • How applying a self-compassionate lens can be very supportive
  • What can be uncovered when looking at the function an eating disorder can be
  • Explore how eating disorders become maladaptive for people
  • Why taking a trauma informed approach is necessary

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Book: Eating in the Light of the Moon⁠ by Anita Johnston ⁠

You can connect with Lindsay Miedama by:


⁠Psychology Today link

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