Yes, it's tragic that daddy hit you or your creepy uncle touched you when you were 12. But that doesn't mean you need to be shoving donuts down your throat at 30...Once they've made the realization and the association, the next step is to... get over it.
Really, get over it.
You had a shitty childhood. That sucks. I'm sorry. Now can we stop with the egocentric pity party?
People have experienced much worse in this world. It may be a factor in your actions, but it's not an excuse. There's no need to wallow in it.
Unconscious defense mechanisms are forgivable. Rampant self-pity is not.
BTW, my new self-help book, Boo Hoo! Get Over It, Fattie! will be available soon from Rodale.
Normally, I would write it off as trolling, but this guy is for real. Basically, he pitches a "diet" that involves not eating any food and just subsisting off of supplements, presumably as a way of selling more supplements. He updates his "LiveSpill" every. single. day. with fat hatred sentiments and maintains an equally offensive blog which has, unfortunately, successfully shamed numerous people into actually spending ~$500/month to not eat food.
Some other blog entries:
"I think ice cream trucks should be required to speed up when a fat kid tries to wave them down for a Choco Taco. When porky starts to give up, the truck should slow down a little, get the kid's hopes up, then speed up again when he's almost at the window. This should continue until fat-boy burns the 300 calories contained in the aforementioned ice cream novelty."
"I'm betting that half the anti-depressant and anxiety meds used these days would become unnecessary if people cleaned up their diets and started exercising."
"Just about every preventable disease that can kill you or greatly interfere with you leading a full life is caused by, or exacerbated by, excess body fat."
"So if shame is what it takes for you to reach your body goals, then I say, be ashamed. Then get to work, Fatty."
"I hate laziness. I hate excuse-making. I hate rationalization and self-bullshitting. I hate willful ignorance. I hate watching people piss away their potential. I hate it when people blame everyone but themselves. I hate mental weakness. And that pretty much describes most fat people."
"Maybe I really do hate fat people. Because, as you'll see, this isn't a 'live and let live' topic. Fat people affect all of us."