Many of you know my history with bulimia and how my turning point came when I was admitted into a hospital when I was 17 ( I'm 33 now). Some of you that have been following me long enough may know that even after recovering from bulimia, I still had episodes of binge eating. A person doesn't always have to look a certain way to be someone who is battling with binge eating.
So let’s define what binge eating is. Binge eating is a pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating. It is sometimes as a symptom of binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating disorder. During such binges, a person rapidly consumes an excessive amount of food. Most people who have eating binges try to hide this behavior from others, and often feel ashamed about being overweight or depressed about their overeating. Although people who do not have any eating disorder may occasionally experience episodes of overeating, frequent binge eating is often a symptom of an eating disorder.
Swipe left and you'll see 2 other photos in my life where I had fallen deep into the lifestyle of bingeing.
2nd photo was in 2011. That photo was taken in Bali and I have been binging for a week before I got there for my vacation. I still remember how I felt during the trip. When all my friends have gone to sleep, I sneaked down to our private villa's kitchen and binged on potato chips, ate 3 packets of instant noodles, devoured chocolates, biscuits and anything I could find. I still remember how I poured maple syrup over the ben & jerry's ice cream and ate it. I didn't even enjoy what I was eating. But i still did it anyway, in a mindless robotic manner.
3rd photo was in 2008. I was training for marathons then. I can't remember how long I was bingeing but I know that every night, I would sneak large amounts of food into my room and 'secretly ' ate everything .
By God's grace, I have managed to break free. Here are 2 links to my full story: