One of my biggest motivators for creating the blog Confessions of A Binge Eater is to help take the shame out of B.E.D. (Binge Eating Disorder). My experiences pre and post diagnosis were night and day differences for me. The changes I’ve experienced simply by knowing my diagnosis have been enlightening and for me life-altering, as I know how to address my disorder – or at least have a path to recovery. I used to be ashamed of of my eating habits. I hated eating in front of people and I would always order something off the menu that many […]
I love traveling the country to talk about Binge Eating Disorder; I also genuinely love educating and helping others. . Every time I’m in a new city I have short bouts of opportunity to explore and take in the sites – new places, new peoples, and of course new restaurants. That is, if I’m lucky enough to have a few hours left in the day. People and their perceptions are probably the single most interesting thing I find in other cities. I know, not really what you’d expect to hear. But, it’s true. And as you can guess my little assessment […]
While I was growing up my mom would tell me how she would chew her food and spit it out as a teenager to save calories. At the time I could only think how weird. In retrospect, and as an adult knowledgeable in eating disorders, I realize my mom was suffering from CS (as known by sufferers) or CHSP (as known by psychologists) – Chewing and Spitting disorder.
CHSP is a relatively unknown disorder that goes undiagnosed with most people who have it. The disorder is recognized by consistent chewing and spitting of food. While […]
Even though I am in recovery from BED I’m not perfect and I still binge…Sometimes. However, I will say that my binge episodes have gone down significantly since I was diagnosed and understand how to address my disorder. I’ve gone from 5 binges or more a week to just a couple per month and for me this is huge! Since I have spent so much time on my bingeing, I know the signs and emotions that overcome me when a binge is coming on., In particular, there has always been one sign that I am bingeing, or am […]
I recently started a job at a tech company. Similar to past jobs, my new company has a fully stocked kitchen. With two floors in our office I considered it almost serendipitous that I am on the first floor and the kitchen is on the second.
The fact is that I was terrified of the kitchen. The idea of going to the second floor and introducing myself to the gorgeously delectable guests, you may know merely as food, had been haunting me ever since I’d begun my job. […]
I recently came across an article that discusses how oxytocin in our brains (which increases while having sex) can actually decrease our appetites and help regulate binge eating.
BINGO! I found a cure to all my problems! All I need to do to control my binge eating is have a ton of sex. How hard could that be? Can you imagine the possibilities? I sure could. Next time I go to the bar, all I have to do is find the nearest girl, and say, “Hi, […]