According to experts, there is a new type of eating disorder affecting women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, many of them moms. It's being called 'stressorexia' -- as women become more stressed, drained, and overwhelmed with juggling work, family, and other responsibilities, they fail to eat properly, which leads to dramatic weight loss.
An article in the Daily Mail points out that stressorexia is different from anorexia:
It is occurring in older, motivated and intelligent women with high expectations.
It is believed that the disorder may often start with a skipped lunch due to work deadlines but can quickly worsen. But these women, who live in a world where the lines between the sexes' traditional roles have been blurred, then begin to feel that food is the only thing they can control.
This is scary stuff.
Do you often skip meals because you're stressed or overwhelmed with the many to-dos? Have you see it affect your weight or your health?