What beating yourself up with a french stick?
This is one of the things people think about having a compulsive type eating disorder or when they wish to eat less than normal to go from fat to slim.The assumption is that you can command yourself to ignore your hunger and that will make it stop.
This is the inheritance of defining fat people as only greedy.
People trapped in this kind of cycle then find they inevitably frame their eating as self destructive-given the hype about being fat. The latter especially is used to question mental balance, sanity even. And I'm talking about some who have the disorders themselves.
This is part of the pattern set in eating disorders lore, that drama=taking the condition seriously. Actually taking seriously=taking seriously.
Nobody hurts themselves with food.