The fact that so many people are overweight has led to a far higher rate of disordered eating — the use of weight-loss drugs or laxatives, bingeing, extreme dieting, and large numbers of people who feel bad about their weight and bodies. Disordered eating can develop into anorexia or bulimia. These eating disorders are dangerous and very difficult to treat. It’s important to stop disordered eating before it becomes routine.
The march is designed as a protest against the lack of funding that eating disorder research receives in comparison to other forms of mental illness such as autism or schizophrenia. It is also an attempt to increase understanding amongst the general population and health officials as to what more recent eating disorder research has highlighted; eating disorders are severe mental disorders with a strong biological component and not the fault of parents, nor are they chosen by those that suffer from them.
Suicide is the most common cause of death among eating disorder sufferers, suicidal behavior is also frequently reported in this population. As research develops, clinicians are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers that these serious illnesses pose, however eating disorder research remains significantly underfunded when compared to other forms of psychiatric disorder.
I just stumbled over this blog and I was looking through it and it's mostly for bulimia but eating disorders work both ways and I'm really upset that you act like this is for everyone with eating disorders exept for people who have it where they eat too much I'm like really mad I feel so discriminated
I’m sorry you feel this way. We try to include information regarding every eating disorder. Have you checked our articles? We have some information about BED there. I’ve kind of stopped tagging my posts, but I’ll make sure to do that from now on so its easier to find information by searching through the blog. Is there anything in particular you’d like to see more of? For example, articles, typography, resources, stories, information. etc.? You can submit things you find too :)
I see so many people who are scared of or resistant to recovery because they don’t want all the work they put into their weight loss to go to waste. They spent years on this and they don’t want to throw it away.
Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.
Schools across the country are now weighing students and tracking their BMI. But this attempt to address childhood obesity could be adding fuel to the fire of another epidemic: eating disorders. - See more at: http://proud2bme.org/node/2637#sthash.3iXcaHVr.dpuf
Hi! I'm running a project where you submit letters to the magazine(s) to ask them to stop posting triggering and negative body images in them. If you could tell your followers or check it out, that would be amazing! The URL for the project is: stopnegativebodyimages()tumblr()com Thanks so much!
Hi I’m Wayne, I’ve been struggling with anorexia and recovery for about 20 months now. It started with wanting to be in slightly better shape, nothing major, just exercising a little and eating healthier. I began restricting my diet and quickly was down to eating less than (removed for content). I was at a point where I could barely walk and was simply a skeleton. I couldn’t think, couldn’t retain memories, and was in constant anxiety. A friend helped me come to the realization about my issue and gave me the confidence to get help. That will be one year ago tomorrow. I still struggle; going between relapses, dealing with the nagging voice of my eating disorder, and learning to love myself. It’s getting better though, I may not be near the weight I need to be but I’m acknowledging my illness, making recovery a priority again, and trying understand what brought it on. My story is the same as many who struggle with anorexia, the only difference I’m male. It has been hard to find stories I can relate to and wanted to help some guys know they’re not alone. Also, don’t feel ashamed due to the stigma that this is a “feminine illness”. This sickness can afflict anyone, it is nothing to be ashamed of and isn’t your fault. Recovery is long and hard, there’s no getting around that. But a beautiful thing emerges from it. You gain a new appreciation for life and a new understanding of yourself. I know continuing my recovery will be difficult but I’m looking towards the future and it looks bright.
I’ve been dating my girlfriend for nearly a year and a half now. My girlfriend is intelligent, hilarious, creative, kind, and extraordinary. And very beautiful!
However, her mom is a huge road block in the way of her self-esteem. This woman is cruel and extremely verbally abusive and has really damaged my girlfriend…my best friend…in the past. However, recently, her cruelty has reached new levels and has been seriously affecting this wonderful girl to the point where my girlfriend constantly, and frantically, asserts that she ‘needs’ to be skinny and ‘pretty. She’s seriously hurting herself daily to try and achieve that. Despite my constant assertions that she is gorgeous, she feels like the rest of the world is saying otherwise.
My girlfriend is in need of a massive wave of self-esteem…so please help! Please go to her blog stressfulthingscalledlife.tumblr.com, and send her a message of encouragement and compliments and stress how very wrong her mum is. Together we can help her see that who she is is wonderful already. :)
Just because you haven’t been inpatient, you still deserve recovery. Just because you have never been underweight, you still deserve recovery. Just because you are recovering without professional help, you still deserve recovery.
Do not let your eating disorder trick you into thinking you don’t deserve help.
My story of recovery is still a constant battle to this day. I am twenty years old but I had hit my worse when I was eighteen.
Thought out my years, I had been bullied and this bullying impacted me to the point of no return. I came into high school, I had learned about drugs and starving yourself. The thoughts were there but I had never chose to act of my complusions until my final year of high school. During my final year of high school, It sounds very typical but I was scared of the fact I was losing routine in my life, My friends where going off to study at Universitys and I didn’t know what I wanted. I came home, I skipped dinner that night. At first, it was somewhat innocent but I went to a sleepover at my friends house and I found a scale - I saw that I was loosing weight and I felt like I had some control and routine back into my life. So, I began skipping more meals and at the time I was heavily into sports so it was easy for me to hide because of another family event going on. After a year had passed, I had managed to pick myself up ever so slightly but I had developed alot of anixety and soon my nana had passed on and I had began my habbits again. Only this time, I had chosen to receive help. I had recieved help, being diganosed with Anixety. A few months later after intense therapy. My therapist and me had came clean to my parents about everything. I had been referred to a clinic. They had diagnosed me officially with Social Anixety, Panic Disorder and Disordered Eating and said that they couldnt help me at the time but if I was referred back to them, they would have to think of a treatment plan.
Including I hadnt been diagnosed with anything like anorexia, builmia. I personally still believe that I do have EDNOS but I havent let this stop me from my recovery. I started a youtube channel and have posted updates about my journey to recovery. I even got a tattoo, its corny, its one like Demi Lovato but it speaks the truth to me.
You are good at something, stop lying to yourself. You’re good at breaking down comic book plots, cooking ramen perfectly, making your friends happy, knowing the time without looking at a clock, getting the perfect ending at RPG’s, or figuring out the twist ending to movies. Don’t let society tell you your talents are meaningless because they don’t serve an economical purpose. Your talents reflect your interests and passions, and what’s important to you is important.
I have a few people I want to do the walk with, maybe I can get us all on your team? I'm thinking like 4 or five people? I'm in New Hampshire! It would be a pleasure to meet you and do this walk with you!
I would love it if you guys could join my team! I’ve met a few followers at these types of events and it’s always a wonderful experience :)