Monday, September 12, 2016

Working with food

I work in a kitchen this year, the kitchen in our school pub. I actually quite like it.

My therapist said it's quite common for eating disorder patients to work in the food industry - probably because our obsession with food is so strong, jobs in this industry attract us.

I've only had three shifts so far, but so far it hasn't been triggering at all. I love the work. Yes I get disgusted by the fryers and some of the sauces, but that's no different than before. I love cooking, and it's always been hard to cook with my bulimia, as it would often result in a binge.

This is great - it lets me cook, and keeps me busy, and not allowing my to binge and purge.

Of course, it's easy to say that everything is going great at the beginning. I have another three shifts today, so we'll see how that goes.

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to work in the food industry. I don't cook enough at home anymore, and it's always been my way of interacting with food without having to eat it.

    I hope today goes well :)