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Binge Eating Recovery

Grace Bialka
In my experience, anxiety and binge eating disorder (BED) go hand-in-hand. Through years of treatment, I have learned how to manage my anxiety and properly and to use positive coping skills which have freed me from the need to binge eat. I've found you can cope with anxiety with binge eating disorder.
Grace Bialka
My name is Grace. I am a 26-year-old Midwesterner with a mild coffee obsession. I am so excited to be a new writer for the Binge Eating Recovery blog. I think it is essential for personal stories to be shared. I believe our experiences are tools to be used for creating awareness and understanding and sparking change.
Star LaBranche
When dealing with binge eating disorder you might still want to binge even when something good happens to you. It had never occurred to me that this would be the case until it happened a few days ago. To say I've been struggling to find steady employment after graduating with my undergraduate degree would be an understatement. I finally got exactly what I've wanted for the last eight years and suddenly, I couldn't handle that either.
Star LaBranche
If you undergo weight loss surgery, you need to set realistic expectations. When I first started considering gastric sleeve weight loss surgery in order to help treat my binge eating disorder, I didn't have realistic expectations for the weight loss surgery. My goals and my thinking had to be adjusted to suit reality. 
Star LaBranche
Are you ready to deal with binge eating disorder (BED)? You're learning more about it, and you have the symptoms of BED, but are you ready to deal with BED? When you have an eating disorder, coming to terms with the very fact it exists can be extremely difficult. You can be fully aware you have a problem but be unprepared for taking steps to deal with it in a practical way. You may not be ready to deal with binge eating disorder.
Star LaBranche
A lot of people, whether they have binge eating disorder or not, seem to think that a binge eating disorder recovery is made up of one event. This mythical event marks the end of your recovery and from then you never encounter a problem with binge eating disorder ever again. Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated than that. Binge eating disorder recovery is not a one-time event.
Star LaBranche
At times, you may want to seek support from someone else with binge eating disorder (BED). A BED support system can be vital to your recovery and talking to someone who has had similar experiences can be incredibly helpful. Support systems can also include online support from people who have binge eating disorder. The support from someone else with binge eating disorder can fit your needs exactly.
Star LaBranche
Binge eating disorder (BED) can overtake your entire life, so how do you cope with binge eating disorder at work? Sometimes work can help you deal with symptoms, other times it can trigger them. Learning how to cope with your binge eating disorder at work is a difficult part of your binge eating recovery journey.
Star LaBranche
Occasionally, people tell me they're too busy to eat, even with binge eating disorder. But self-care is not about having extra time in your day to care for yourself, it's about designating time in your day to make sure you do the basic tasks you need in order to be healthy (Practicing Self-Care Is Hard But Vital For Mental Health). In this day and age we're all busy people, but eating regular meals is not a luxury. It's a necessity. Even if you're "too busy" you need to eat with binge eating disorder.
Star LaBranche
Sometimes I feel like my binge eating disorder leaves me chasing the feeling of fullness. It’s a strange concept for me to put into words, but I constantly feel that if I’m not full of food, I’m empty; and that sense of being empty makes me panic. Sometimes it strikes me that when I don't have the feeling of fullness I feel as though something’s off and I have to fix it. With binge eating disorder, I seem to chase the feeling of fullness.