This is a topic that affects so many individuals yet very few people realize the struggles that someone who suffers from an eating disorder deal with daily. According to the Renfrew Center Foundation, up to 24 million people in the United States experience an eating disorder and nearly 50 percent of Americans know someone who has an eating disorder. The major eating disorders include: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, etc. Binge eating disorder is not as well known, but according to the National Association of Anorexia nervosa and Associated Disorders, Binge Eating Disorder is more common than Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa and occurs in 1 out of 35 adults in the U.S. This translates to 3-5% of women (about 5 million) and 2 % of men (3 million). If you struggled with and an eating disorder or if you are struggling with an eating disorder, please share your story. What was this like? Did someone close to you struggle with an eating disorder?If you are struggling with an eating disorder, you are not alone. Many people struggle with eating disorders. This compilation is filled with true stories. Although many people who shared stories chose to remain anonymous in order to keep their dignity because what they share is so hard to admit.
In the books and compilations produced in this category, you’ll learn so many stories about people who struggle with terrible and even life threatening eating disorders.
This project is part of the Voices That Aren’t Always Heard Compilation Series