Many years ago a client told me she binged because she felt she “deserved to binge”. That was the only way she knew to give to herself, to take care of her emotional needs.
She worked hard on her recovery. Then one day she knocked on my office door. She couldn’t wait to share her new insight. With a peaceful look on her face and a smile she said, “I get it now. I deserve NOT to binge.”
Ellen Shuman is a Life Coach who specializes in emotional and binge eating issues. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Eating Disorder Treatment, Vice President of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), and Co-Chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”, email@example.com