Eating disorders are unhealthy and even deadly. Maybe the hardest thing about facing an eating disorder is admitting that you even have one. A lot of people who have eating disorders assume they can handle it themselves and try to go it alone. However, it is too big of a problem to figure out by yourself -- there are trained professionals who can give you the help you need.
With the help of others, you can beat an eating disorder, but it's hard and can take a while. First off, you have to face up to the eating disorder and ask for help. Everybody reacts differently to these problems, so as you let people know your feelings and needs, remember that your game-plan for bouncing back will be unique. You can always call the counselors at 1-855-201-2121.
An eating disorder is very difficult to overcome on your own. If you or someone you care about has an eating disorder, you should talk to an adult you trust. Many people who have eating disorders know they have a problem but don’t know how to stop. You can always call, chat or email the counselors at 121help.me.
Many people who have eating disorders know they have a problem but don’t know how to stop. An eating disorder is very difficult to overcome on your own. If you or someone you care about has an eating disorder, you should talk to an adult you trust. You can always call, chat or email the counselors at 121help.me.
MYTH: Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders.
Reality: Eating disorders are common for teenagers, but both guys and girls can get eating disorders, no matter what age they are.
MYTH: You can tell someone has an eating disorder by looking at them.
Reality: Some people are just naturally thin, so you can't assume they have an eating disorder. Also, some people who have eating disorders don't look as thin as you imagine they might be based on things you've seen in commercials, magazine ads, TV shows, and movies.
MYTH: Compulsive eaters and binge eaters are lazy.
Reality: Laziness is not the reason for compulsive eating. It's a serious emotional problem just like anorexia or bulimia.
Center for Young Women’s Health