She’s you.. She’s your coworker..your sister in law. She’s your aunt..maybe she’s your mom..
#mentalhealth Just because you can’t see the anxiety, the endless spiraling thoughts of body hate or the dreaded heart pumping fear of having to go out to eat a meal, DOESN’T mean she isn’t suffering.
•Binge eating disorder impacts approximately 2.8 million adults in the United States, according to a national survey cited by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).
•33% of people with binge eating disorder are also diagnosed with major depressive disorder.
•55-65% of people with binge eating disorder are also diagnosed with anxiety disorder. -NEDA
It’s a nightmare when you’re at war in your mind.
•You think that you’re broken and addicted to sugar.
•You think that you’ll never escape the dark isolating cycle of restricting and binging.
•You’re afraid the box of brownies you’re inhaling is going to give you diabetes or you’ll gain 50 pounds but you can’t stop..
I know the pain of bloat + extreme fullness , the shame of hiding food in your closet and the disgust you feel when you look in the mirror at your swollen belly because I felt it all, too.
You’re not alone in your struggles. I hear you, I feel your pain and I send you so much love and hope.
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