I can’t speak to the comment about someone with an eating disorder. That is beyond my pay grade. You are right though about the relaxing effect. I learned to love that feeling a little too much, and it has taken me a long time to figure out ways around that. The funny thing is, I probably have the least addictive type of personality ever, and even I got caught up in needing that relaxing effect from food.
Also, I was never looking for permission from anyone. I am a grown ass person who has been making her own decisions for a very long time. (I’m not saying that in a combative way. It’s had to articulate tone on the computer.)