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When Does Binge Eating Become Binge-Eating Disorder?

Featuring Dr. Christine Peat, NEDA Clinical Advisory Council:Some research suggests that people with BED were more likely to have gone through a stressful life event leading up to their diagnosis, like a death, separation from a family member,…

From BEDA to NEDA: Coming Together for Lasting Impact

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Eating disorders have always played a central role in my life. For so many years, an eating disorder dominated my every thought and feeling. No matter what I did or where I went, it accompanied me like an unwanted shadow, turning every life…
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Binge Eating Disorder Recovery—It’s Not About Weight Loss

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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is more common than most people realize. In a culture obsessed with appearance, internalizing feelings of shame about body size and shape are all too common. The stereotypes and weight stigma associated with BED have…
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Recovery Doesn’t Just Happen

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Recovery doesn’t just happen. It’s also not some cliché buzzword tossed around to “inspire” you. Recovery is real. It’s not a luck-of-the-draw deal where you put your name in a hat and hope to be chosen. It’s a grueling, relentless,…
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A Work-in-Progress: Living My Best #FitLife Post Eating Disorder

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If you ask my friends in NYC to describe me, you’ll be painted a picture of a boss lady taking on the city as a full-time professor, writer, and consultant, in addition to being a fitness influencer. They’ll also tell you I’m a people…
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Weight Stigma and Dieting Almost Killed Me: A Story From My Childhood

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For many people, dieting begins with a promise of a new life with better health and a feeling of euphoric lightness. We learn implicitly and explicitly that we are more desirable when thin and that our lifestyle should be directed toward keeping…
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Men Struggle, Too: My Journey with Binge Eating Disorder

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Waking up at 2am thinking about food. Surfing the internet at work, looking up new recipes when you have a deadline coming up. Planning and stopping at fast food restaurants between every meal. This isn’t a buildup to a funny meme about…

The Challenges of Eating Disorder Recovery in a Higher-Weight Body

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From a young age I was taught to believe that thinner equaled better, and larger equaled lesser. My dance teachers reinforced this, my father reinforced this, and the media reinforced this. Eating disorders are typically associated with thinness,…
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It’s Complicated: My Struggle with Emotional Eating

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The use of food for emotional comfort is often normalized in our culture. It’s very common to see TV shows or movies portraying actresses drowning their sorrows after a breakup by eating a tub of ice cream or an entire box of chocolates. That…

Scenes from a Military Marriage: Our Journey with Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia

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Melinda developed an eating disorder while she served in the military from 2003-2008. When she met her husband Jim several years later, she was still battling binge eating disorder and bulimia. They’ve coped as a couple as Melinda began her…