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Binge Eating Disorder and Concern Trolling

Binge Eating Disorder and Concern Trolling

Binge eating disorder and concern trolling is common. When you have an eating disorder, like binge eating disorder, sometimes people act like you’re incapable of taking care of yourself and you need as much help as you can get. This “concern,” however, is infantilizing, humiliating, and does not do any actual good. Of course, a lot of people don’t realize that what they’re doing is unneeded, harmful and just concern trolling for binge eating disorder. They think they’re helping. 

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Talking About Binge Eating Disorder

Talking About Binge Eating Disorder

Living with and talking about binge eating disorder can be extremely difficult, not just for the disease itself, but for peoples’ expectations of how you are affected by this illness and how you are supposed to discuss it. All too often people who have no idea what we go through want to dictate how eating disorders can be talked about and shared. Sometimes reposting a simple article on Facebook is all that it takes for someone to turn your attempt to disseminate information into a chance for them to inform everyone how people are allowed to talk about eating disorders. But you should feel free to talk about binge eating disorder in your own voice.

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What Does Binge Eating Disorder Look Like?

What Does Binge Eating Disorder Look Like?

There’s a popular conception in society about what eating disorders are and how they function. At best, these ideas are a piece of the puzzle, at worse, they’re totally inaccurate. So what does binge eating disorder look like and how do we treat people in society that have it? There is no one right answer to what binge eating disorder looks like and realising this will help with the second.

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When Binge Eating Disorder Causes Weight Gain

When Binge Eating Disorder Causes Weight Gain

When you have binge eating disorder, it can sometimes come with massive weight gain as a side effect. It seems pretty obvious that overeating can cause you to gain weight, but that’s not always the case and it should never be an assumption. But when it does happen, the reality of gaining weight quickly because of binge eating disorder can be very difficult to process and come to terms with.

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Recovering From Gastric Surgery for Binge Eating Disorder

Recovering From Gastric Surgery for Binge Eating Disorder

A reader wanted to know about my recovery from gastric sleeve surgery for binge eating disorder. Here is a quick post about my recovery and the immediate diet following it. It wasn’t easy, to say the least, but by following doctor’s orders and taking it easy, I had a complication-free road to recovery and a great start to my new life as a sleever. Stay tuned for more of my experience with gastric sleeve surgery recovery and how it helped me with my binge eating disorder.

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Video: Binge Eating Disorder and "The Good Fat Girl"

Video: Binge Eating Disorder and "The Good Fat Girl"

When you have binge eating disorder, your weight can sometimes drastically fluctuate and sometimes the way people treat you as a person changes as your weight does. There’s a misconception in popular culture that people lose weight in order to please other people and live up to societal ideals of beauty and that when they do, they become deserving of respect and fair treatment and are then granted a voice and a space to exist within this society. I call this concept “the good fat girl.”

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My Decision to Get Gastric Surgery to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

My Decision to Get Gastric Surgery to Treat Binge Eating Disorder

I wrote previously about my experience with gastric sleeve weight loss surgery for binge eating disorder. Now I’m going to go into a little more detail about my experience and how this changed my prognosis of binge eating disorder. Although gastric surgery is a huge decision and certainly not right for everyone, it can be an awesome tool used to treat this very serious eating disorder.

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Vyvanse, A New Binge Eating Disorder Medication

Vyvanse, A New Binge Eating Disorder Medication

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) is a medication that was previously used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but Vyvanse is now being marketed as the first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for moderate to severe binge eating disorder. Although there are some concerns when it comes to taking this pill, it’s a great opportunity for those suffering from binge eating disorder to have another treatment option to utilize. Also, the additional research will help progress binge eating disorder treatment options in the future.

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Hungry: When I Went On Starvation Diets

Hungry: When I Went On Starvation Diets

Hungry: When I Went On Starvation Diets

It might seem obvious that starvation diets, restricting food to the point where you are not taking in enough calories for your body to properly function, is a bad idea. But when you have an eating disorder and you’re desperate to lose weight, sometimes you do things that are definitely not good ideas. But starvation diets don’t work in the long term and will only hurt your body. Although starvation diets are popularly linked with anorexia nervosa, people with other eating disorders can experience this as well.

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Gastric Surgery and Binge Eating Disorder

Gastric Surgery and Binge Eating Disorder

In 2012, my weight was out of control, my eating was out of control, and I had failed every diet that I had been on in the last 20 years, including a starvation diet. I was lost as to what to do next. But I went to an informational session for bariatric surgery, and let’s just say, it changed my life.

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