If the parents/custodians of a child force the child to eat, they will not
help the child to be responsive to its real bodily needs. The child does
not learn to recognize its real feelings of hunger and satisfaction. This
can, later in life, cause eating disorders. Incorrect learning at young
ages has a stronger effect than incorrect learning later in life. Every
time you try to recognize your real feelings of hunger and satisfaction,
you are taking a step towards learning to recognize your real bodily needs.