This is a letter suffering to everyone out there suffering with a compulsive binge eating disorder of any type.
First off, to all who aren’t aware, an eating disorder is not always centered around body image and/or minimizing the food you digest. Rather, it is a physiological disorder centered around food.
I find that this is often forgotten, and all who suffer from a binge eating disorder, specifically if it does not include bulimia, are overlooked about.
Anorexia and a need to be skinny is romanticized and I am forever reading about people who want to be skinnier, and others saying how unhealthy it is. Now, I am not suggesting at all that anorexia is healthy, nor should be ignored, however, I am yet to read a post regarding binge eating disorders.
You guys are the ones who are left behind, so often deemed to be less important, because all they need to do is stop eating so much, right? Wrong. When someone suffers from such a disorder they often have a loss of control when eating,and eat until the point when they are uncomfortably full on a regular basis.
This disorder is just as harmful and unhealthy as anorexia, and it is just as hard to break.
This is my shout out to anyone suffering with such a thing. You are not alone, nor should you be ashamed. Whether or not you make yourself sick after, over exersize or just sit in chronic pain and try to digest the amount of food you have consumed, never feel ashamed. You suffer from an illness that is often out of your control.
I can promise that it gets better though. You will find another vice, and you will learn to confide in your friends. Don’t feel overlooked or embarrassed that you cannot fit into what society deems as the socially acceptable eating disorder..
I used to suffer from such a disorder and I felt completely alone and too ashamed of myself for being so fat to admit it to anyone else. I was wrong and suffered for way too long. Please, please don’t repeat my mistake.
You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You will get through this.
Please anyone feel free to message me if you ever need a friend, my promise is to always be here and nonjudgmental.