She was only 17 years old but started at eight in learning how to control her weight. With huge issues at home that were beyond her ability to fix, she focused on one thing that she could control – chew and spit.
It only took one comment to set her off and she then became a part of the statistics in eating disorders. Weighing at 105 pounds, that was not enough. Her ideal weight was 70-75 pounds.
Most parents are aware of anorexia and bulimia. But many do not know about CHSP (Chewing and Spitting). The main purpose of CHSP is to eat all you want but never to swallow. It gratifies that taste that a teenager has in wanting those foods, however, they do not want the weight that goes with it. So they secretly do this behavior in their room, a car, or another private area. Simply put, they chew their meal and spit the food particles in a zip-locked bag to be thrown away or hidden for further usage. Continue reading