I am a boiling kettle and here I am. Letting off steam.
My close friend has been suffering with secret binge eating disorder for 14 years – which is pretty much the half of her lifetime on this planet. Why? A highly performing, lovely, caring ‘good girl’ can only scream into the darkness when being alone with food. The scariest thoughts about crimes, threats, low self-esteem, constant anxiety of ‘not fitting in’. All these electrifyingly strong emotions make her stuff herself with food. Result? She does not often fit in the clothes she likes. She goes on exhausting diets. She hates herself.
Why binge eating is not in the spotlight as much as anorexia is? We have recently had the film with Lilly Collins – To The Bone, which was supposed to explore the truth of eating disorders. What have we gained? Understanding that anorexia can bring the main actor to the cover of Shape. Can binge eating do the same to your body and mind? Hell no. Continue reading “Why we don’t talk enough about binge eating? Anorexia coverage is not enough”