My name is John and I’m a binge eater. It all started when I was just a kid, sneaking snacks after school and not wanting to eat my dinner. Over the years it developed until I was out of control, eating anything I could get my hands on, to the point where it was taking a real toll on my life.
I remember feeling completely powerless when it came to my binge eating. I had lost all control and the more I tried to gain it back, the harder it felt. I would find myself in a cycle of so-called dieting, only to end up binging again, followed by intense guilt and shame.
I felt so alone, like no one else could understand what I was going through. I eventually sought help and it was the best decision I ever made. With the help of a therapist I was able to gain insight into why I had been overeating in the first place and take steps to break the cycle.
I’m now able to enjoy and appreciate food without the guilt and shame that I had felt before. I’m more in touch with my own feelings and know when I’m full, and I’m no longer eating in order to fill a void. I’m so grateful to have gained the control back and to be living a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.