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 wouldn’t consider a full meal just to avoid the embarrassment of my disorder coming to light.
One day I was having a conversation with my friend who mentioned that my symptoms resembled something called Binge Eating Disorder. I immediately looked B.E.D. up on my phone and was amazed. I felt so relieved that there could be a name for something that I had been dealing with for so long.
From that point forward my life has been forever changed, not only was I able to speak with my doctor about my disorder, but I no longer felt ashamed of my eating habits. For so long my binge eating obsession was a secret that took a toll on my life. However, now everything is different. I am open with my disorder and a trailblazing advocate for others who have the disorder, many of whom don’t realize their habits are clinically identified.
I want people around the world to stop feeling ashamed, embarrassed, worthless, lost and more. There is no need for for these feelings. I used to be so ashamed of my compulsion that I would hide my eating, and would not leave my house. I’d even lie to my family and friends just to hide my food obsession. The nights of me waking up at 2:00 a.m. just thinking about food are OVER.
Stand with me in the fight for not only Binge Eating Disorder but for all eating disorders. Help me remove the shame and stigma from our disorders.
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I am looking forward to making this journey together with all of you!
Let’s take the shame out of Binge Eating Disorder and other eating disorders one person at a time!