Binge Eaters, Bulimics... Are You Really Mentally Sick?Discover why traditional treatments for binge eaters and bulimics are counter productive and what works instead...
Binge Eaters, Bulimics… Are You Really Mentally Sick?
That’s a big question, right?
Most treatments are approaching eating disorders sufferers, binge eaters or bulimics as mentally sick people. This is why, 99.9% of the time you get psychotherapy and anti-depressants when you seek help for destructive eating patterns.
But do you really think this is the solution?
When I was full-blown bulimic, I knew I had an issue. I can even tell you that stuffing yourself up with craps and throwing up over 5 times per day – no matter where I was – every single day for 15 years is like a MAJOR issue.
But it was still hard for me to believe I was mentally sick.
On the opposite, I was super organised, I was quite successful in all other areas of my life and I didn’t have any personality issue or depression. I was not loosing my mind, I was clear, focused and determined.
I actually coached many women in the exact same situation, even better… some of them had kids on top of that and were still managing successful businesses and teams.
What I mean by that is if eating disorders are considered mental illnesses, traditional treatments like psychotherapy and anti-depressants would be an efficient option, but we all know it’s not!
We all have control issues, we all have a part of us that is perfectionist, we all want to be healthy and beautiful but this is not a sign of mental illness, otherwise, we’d all have an eating disorder.
I think traditional medicine is still wrong about eating disorders and this is why they don’t manage to get better results with their treatments!
I deeply believe that in order to get better, you have to believe that you don’t have an issue. Just simple changes in the way you think and perceive food and your body can get you out of this dark hole. Healing your gut is also key. But no anti-depressants or years of therapy are needed for that!
If you think you’re useless and ugly, how can you can reverse this situation? The first thing will be to stop accepting this as a set reality, of course, so you can act accordingly and change.
So, if you think you’re mad and will never be able to get better, just let me know how you can get out of this?
Of course you have to stop accepting this as a reality to make change possible!
This is one of the reasons I am wearing a sexy-fancy dress on the Make Peace With Food pictures and not a straitjacket!
When all other approaches treat you as if you were mentally sick, this is NOT what you’re going to get with me, sista! Because I know this not only doesn’t work, it reinforces the fact that you’ve got a serious problem!
Depression linked to eating disorders is just a consequence of malnutrition (or malabsorption). This is why people who suffer from celiac disease are often treated for depression at the same time… because they don’t absorb what they need to feel good.
If you don’t eat enough or purge your food, chances are that you don’t absorb what you need to feel great either. And this is the only reason why you might feel disconnected, depressed, inadequate or just lost interest in life.
This is why re-nourishing your body is one of the very first steps you have to take in order to focus on sustainable recovery. If you keep depriving yourself, you won’t manage to get anywhere but in the binging and purging cycle once again.
You’re not crazy nor mentally ill, you’re just malnourished!
And the good news is… re-nourishing your body and healing your gut is easy. You can use superfoods, supplements and heaps of nutritious foods such as green smoothies, homemade soups, bone broths, and more to do so…
If you need some extra guidance in the process, check out our life-changing programs here.
Now, I’d love to hear from you!
Have you tried anti-depressants and psychotherapy? Did you get any results from that?
Please share your insights in the comments below and let us know what’s worked for you so far, I know this will help many others moving forward!
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