Hi, I'm new to this site looking for some help with my Binge Eating Disorder. I have been trying to lose weight for the past 3 years, going on restrictive diets and doing exercise. I think this is what has triggered my disorder, as well as the pressure from my family to lose weight. 3 years ago I lost a lot weight, almost 15 kilos over 2 months. Since then I have gained all the weight back and more due to my eating disorder, this has put me under a lot of pressure from myself and my family to lose weight which may have made my disorder unhealthier.
I usually eat alone in the middle of the night, I binge on thousands of calories, not even realizing how much I am eating. When my family found out they were disgusted and demanded that I stop, this just made it worse as I started to feel guiltier and embarrassed when I ate and I just learnt to hide it better. I feel that my disorder has just gotten worse due to the stress of my exams in June, I was binge-eating a lot and I don’t want to discuss it with my parents or friends. I want to find a healthy way to lose weight, deal with stress and prevent my disorder from getting worse than it is. I'm hoping to find people who will relate to my situation and hopefully offer some advice and support.
Thanks for your help.