I have come to realize I have an eating disorder. I am struggling with binge eating disorder. I am too scared to tell any of my friends and family and I feel so embarassed and ashamed. I want to get better but I have no idea where to start.
The first, and probably the hardest step, is telling your family and a close friend. As you start your road to recovery, they will be the important key to keep you going. Its not going to be easy but its a must to move forward in recovery.
To start with, you should maintain a healthy relationship with food i.e. you have to keep in mind, that you should eat healthy in order to meet your nutritional needs. There are few strategies to be followed to overcome binge eating disorder:
1. Manage stress
2. Eat 3 meals a day is a compulsion
3. Avoid temptation
4. Stop dieting
Last edited by KarenFernandes (2012-02-16 00:08:05)
Hi hopeful! The fact that you've come to admit this and know that what's been going on is not right is such a great step. I think you should talk to your family and reach out to them. I know this is hard and scary...I, too, am contemplating asking for my parents help. They knew I struggled about a year ago, but they think it's over - it's not. And I'm making a hard effort to fix this, so I want there help. But, I know, it's hard and embarrassing to admit things like this. But I think it's am important step. I would suggest you talk to those who love you and are who you are close to and trust. Unless you have a will of steel most people can't beat this alone. I would also recommend seeing a therapist if you have the means. The more people you can make yourself accountable to, the better you'll be. I am here for you if you want to contact me!
Tell someone. It's great that you've recognized the fact that you have an ED -- I didn't believe I had one and it got caught by my doctor before it became out of control. The sooner you do something about it the easier and quicker you will get to recovery! Best of luck, if you need anyone to talk to I'm here for you!
@ KarenFernandes stop dieting is a great tip for me. I've realized that when I try to go on strict diets it just makes my binging worse. I think the first person I will feel comfortable talking to will be my sister. Thank you all for your tips and encouragement.
I'd agree with Lucky1 - you have to talk to your family. It's very important to have someone nearby to help you keep going.