It’s one of those things that just never seems to happen, but I can’t help but feel like it’s there.
The gods in anime are always on the edge of their seats, but they’re always willing to put on the most convincing façade of a smile and the most confident voice possible to convince the audience that they’re really there.
The god eater, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be all that convincing.
I can see the similarities to the God of War franchise, which has the titular character, a character from the video game series, go to great lengths to convince us that they are a real god.
But what if the god eaters actually weren’t real?
Would we still feel like they were?
The answer is yes.
And, as it turns out, the god eating anime trope is a huge, persistent problem that many people with eating disorders have.
“A lot of people with these eating disorders are afraid of going to a doctor and they just want to know that they can’t do it,” Dr Andrew Maitland, an associate professor of psychiatry at Melbourne’s University of Melbourne, told ABC News.
“But if they’re diagnosed with eating disorder and they have anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or any of the other eating disorders, then their fear is so high that they’ll get very anxious and put themselves at risk of not getting a proper diagnosis.”
So it becomes a very vulnerable position for them to put themselves.
“And that, according to Dr Mait, is where people with obsessive-compulsive disorder can end up.”
In some people who are eating disorders the fear of not being seen by a doctor or having their eating disorder be seen by another person is so great that they have a hard time being seen as normal,” he said.”
That’s why they’re putting themselves at such a high risk of falling through the cracks of mental health services.
“What does it mean for you?
Dr Mait said there are some commonalities to the god foodie, but some of them are much more subtle.”
They tend to have a tendency to exaggerate their symptoms and they tend to exaggerating their self-worth, so they’ll do things that they think will make them feel better,” he explained.”
Some people will be very insecure about their appearance, others will be fearful about appearing like a god, and some will be afraid that if they do appear like a God, then they’re going to be judged and ridiculed by society.
“So why do people with anorexic, bulbar and binge eating disorders go into denial?
The answers may lie in the fact that eating disorders can be linked to other disorders, but Dr Mai said it wasn’t just the symptoms that caused a person to go into a denial.”
Anorexia is associated with an imbalance of hormones in the brain, so anorexs can be very anxious about their weight and they’re anxious about the appearance of their body,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
Binge eating disorder is associated, again, with anxiety about the size of their tummy and how they look.
So that’s probably part of it.
“So how do you deal with eating a bit too much?
There are different approaches to dealing with your eating disorder.
Some people try to stop eating altogether, while others simply try to eat less.
But there are a few things you can do to help you control your eating: