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For what reason might it be that obese people find restricting food hard, while anorexics find over eating hard?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Anorexia : There are many reasons why people over eat. They may eat for emotional comfort, they may lack the hormone that makes them feel full, they may have large stretched out stomachs, etc. On the other hand, anorexics have a psychiatric disorder in which they see themselves as being overweight even when they are extremely skinny.

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