I know where you’re at because I’ve been there, I’ve lived there. I’m here to tell you that there is a way to live your life that allows you to feel empowered and joyous. I’m a recovering alcoholic and addict who recently celebrated seven years of being clean and sober. I have been recovering from an eating disorder for the past four years and am continually reshaping the relationship that I have with myself and my body by grounding myself in a sense of love and gratitude for all the ways my body supports me throughout my daily life.
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD) at least 30 million people of varying ages and genders suffer from eating disorders in the U.S. alone. Every hour someone dies due to an eating disorder, making eating disorders the deadliest diseases of all mental illnesses.
Yes! Binge eating disorder causes the same physical effects that are found with those who are obese. Each eating disorder affects the body in different ways, but you are either depriving your body of essential nutrients or overloading your body with harmful nonessential nutrients all causing negative effects on one’s digestive ability to break down, absorb and excrete food products causing metabolism and fat storage issues.
Yes! If left untreated eating disorders have the highest mortality rate out of any psychiatric illness.