Bulimia Disorder Eating, also known as Bulimia Nervosa, is an eating disorder.
It is something I battled with for 25 years.
It's a psychological illness that is detrimental to your physical health.
Its sufferers, Bulimics, which are usually young women, experience episodes of binge eating followed by dangerous methods of weight gain prevention.
As I had a sweet tooth I would gorge myself on lollies, also being an emotional eater I would also pig out on anything, feel bad and then throw up. Because of this yo yo treatment of myself, I have always had a problem with my weight, going up and down.
These methods range from the most common, which is self induced vomiting, to abuse of laxatives and excessive exercising.
With me I wouldn't even think twice about going to the bathroom and sticking my finger down my throat, to make myself sick.
Often times, Bulimics are also Anorexia Nervosa sufferers; therefore, their weight can vary from normal to low.
Either way, someone who is suffering from Bulimia always perceives themselves as overweight.
They don't feel good enough, they develop a love and hate relationship with food and indulge in self loathing and guilt.
Ironically, most are also high achievers and perfectionists.
While Bulimics are aware of their disorder, it may be difficult for those around them to figure out what is going on until their eating has taken over their lives and ruined their health.
As soon as I walked out of the bathroom after throwing up my husband knew exactly what I had done, he could tell by my eyes, but he couldn't even stop me
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The signs of Bulimia Disorder Eating are often apparent from the beginning, if you know what to watch for.
However, denial can contribute to ignoring the eating disorder and the delayed treatment can have major damage on the bulimic, as their eating habits get more out of control.
Over the 25 years of being bulimic, I knew what I was doing was wrong, but couldn't stop myself. In my book Overcoming Life's Challenges I take you on the journey of being a bulimic and having a problem with my weight to how I overcame this illness.
The effects of Bulimia Disorder Eating on the bulimic is devastating, and it often reaches many of its worst points before they receive any kind of help.
Here are a portion of the possible damages:
While Bulimia Disorder Eating can cause many irreversible damages to a bulimic's body, your well being can be restored through treatment.
The road to recovery is long, but here is a short list of tips to get you on your way:
Don't assume you will be cured of your Bulimia Disorder Eating quickly. It does take time, but until you realize you have a problem (I never did) that is when you will fight this battle as I have.
Prepare for challenges and set realistic goals towards a healthy lifestyle and self image.
Recovery is possible and this includes for you. I did it, it took me a long time, but I beat it.
It takes an enormous amount of persistence and courage, and be proud of yourself for doing it, remember it is possible and it is definitely worth it, to have your life back again.
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