Bingeing — what is it anyway?


I never thought there was a name for what I was doing…..  I just thought I liked to eat. A lot.  I had heard about eating disorders, but I didn’t have anorexia and most of the time I didn’t use compensatory measure.  I just ate lots…in one sitting. 

Then one day I learned that there was a title for this — bingeing — and that I wasn’t completely alone nor was I the only person on Earth who sat alone night after night disregarding plans, not wanting to go through the hassle of trying to find something in the closet that fit. 

I wasn’t the only person who sat on a couch with a spread of food, a decent party-style buffet, all for herself.   That may have been the moment I  realized I needed help but I wasn’t ready. 

This piece of writing was shared by Jace.

What happens for us to decide to help ourselves?  How can we move from a place of isolation to a place of knowing that it is time…

  • Time to take the risk of reaching out to someone else
  • Time to know that doing it alone is not longer working

Time to believe I am worth it

  • Worth caring for
  • Worth noticing that I have needs too

You don’t have to do this alone.  It is ok to reach out.  Know that there is treatment for bingeing even if you didn’t know that it had a name.

Who can you reach out to today?




One response to “Bingeing — what is it anyway?”

  1. Jill says:

    I think one of my biggest take-aways from Green Mountain was how essential it was to add joy into my life. Adding joy, and subtracting things that don’t add joy is what I’m working on now. Also, finding joy in the things I cannot subtract…

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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