Pizza. Ice Cream. Chocolate. All of these foods are so tempting that one is almost frozen in space until the urge to eat their trigger food is accomplished. People with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) live in a world in which food is not just on their mind; it is often the only thing they can think about. Read on to learn what people with BED wished others understood.
According to National Eating Disorder Center, BED occurs in 3.5% of women and 2.0% of men surveyed; this makes BED three times more prevalent than Anorexia and Bulimia combined. The first step in the BED recovery journey is to be more self-aware. As hard as it is, you may start by reaching out to a licensed professional who specializes in Eating Disorders or maybe you attend a support group. Whatever you decided to do as your first step, remember, you deserve recovery. You are worthy!