What should I do about my eating disorder? I know that I cannot go on living the way I have been living, but what do I do next?
I feel so alone, like there is no one to talk to who will understand what I have been going through. It has gotten to a bad place, so I think I have to reach out and talk to someone.
Can you relate?
Obsessed about your weight or about food?
Do you feel guilty about eating?
Do you binge (eat a lot of food) and then feel out of control?
Have you lied about what foods, or how much food, you have eaten?
Do you go long periods of time without food and then overeat?
Do you ever binge and then purge?
Do you have a fear of talking to family members about your feelings in general?
What Should I Do About My Eating Disorder?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you need to ask yourself what should I do about my eating disorder?
The answer: Talk to someone you trust. Be honest about what you have been feeling, thinking, and doing. Next, seek professional help. You are not alone, and you do not have to go through this alone, but you can also not do it alone. Millions of men and women struggle with the same things you are experiencing.
The first step is identifying what your symptoms and behaviors mean for you and how they are affecting your life. With the assistance of a trained professional, you can determine which eating disorder most encompasses what you are going through: anorexia, bulimia, or overeating or binge eating.
From there, you, the trained professional, and your loved ones can figure out what form of treatment will be most beneficial. The road to recovery is not easy, but you can take small steps that lead to a release from the suffering. You are taking the first step by asking what you should do about your eating disorder.
There are many options available to you, depending on what makes you most comfortable. It is also important to be honest with a trained professional. Are you experiencing symptoms of a mental illness as well? Do you use drugs and alcohol to cope or escape in any way? Getting to the root of emotions and events in your life that lead you to these behaviors will lead you own the path to recovery.
Listen to Mary’s testimonial of the treatment she received at Sovereign Health: