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RE: What? Japanese marathoner avoids prison for shoplifting charge after claiming running related bulimia caused her to do it
Bulimia is a very impulsive disorder... she was probably shop lifting food to binge on and then purge afterwards by burning a significant amount of calories via running or other additional forms of exercise.
Binging and purging is very addictive. Gorging on loads of calorie packed food creates a high and burning it off or getting rid off it also gives an endorphin release in the brain.
She was most likely in “binge mode” aka wanting to eat anything and everything and impulsively stole food with the intention to binge. Most people with an ED have more self control than others depending on their rituals, but it really comes down to the individual on whether or not they act upon their disordered mindset. I think it’s a poor excuse for this woman to blame her ED for her crime, since not everyone with Bulimia let’s their binge urges result in stealing food... however, the amount of jail time for her offense seems ridiculous as is and I don’t think this lady will ever do that again after this lol.
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