When I met my boyfriend I knew I wanted to live a full and happy life. It was time to really recover.
I knew dieting, restricting and over exercising had lead to my bulimia but I didn’t know how to recover so I started to read books and research online.
This helped for a while but all the things I read were about “mental problems” or how your childhood could have caused your bulimia. Some sites suggested I should take antidepressants but I wasn’t depressed and had a good childhood - it all didn’t really make much sense to me.
One day I was on the net looking for anything to help make sense of what i was going through and I found BulimiaHelp.org.
At first I just read a lot of peoples blogs. I was surprised by how many people were going through the same thing as me.
I was a little unsure about The Bulimia Help Method because it was so different to anything that I had seen before but I thought what else do I have to lose?
When I read the eBook it all clicked with me it! it was so simple.
My body was deprived and it needed food.
The site offers great support for people who are going through or have been though what you have, and there are many tools to help you help yourself. Reading other peoples success stories helped keep me going on bad days.
I’m not saying that it was great straight away because it was HARD...
For example to eat 5 times a day felt so unnatural because it went against what I thought was the way to lose weight.
Gradually though I became comfortable with the meals and snacks and found that my urge to binge was less and less and when i did binge they were small binges and I could stop myself from putting more and more in my mouth.
Soon enough I was allowing myself to eat the foods that I had called "bad" for so many years.
It was very helpful to write my thoughts down each day in my online blog and it was also great to get feedback from others who had been through the same things. .
I am starting to get to know myself and my body and I can recognise that I feel better and happier when I eat more. I have even started to look forward to my next meal and love to cook and make nutritious and yummy meals for myself.
I have already asked my friends to read the eBook as even though they don’t have eating disorders they are always on diets and depriving themselves of meals and i want to stop anyone from suffering the way I did.
It makes me angry now when i see all the dieting adds on TV, mags and online. the dieting marking should be teaching people how to listen to there body and how to love and take care of themselves not how to skip calories and remove entire food-groups from their diet.
Food is the most basic of human needs and when you take it away it is a recipe for disaster!
I look forward to everyday now I don’t waste my days torturing my body.
"I have been a member of Bulimia Help for over a year now. I have had tremendous success with it. I truly cannot express how much of a lifesaver the program has been for me".
"I have never looked back. I have been free from bulimia and all food issues ever since. So now I have to help others do the same!".
"I cant stop smiling :) I laugh more, at stupid things. You know when your by yourself and think of something stupid... and you cant help but laugh/smile and you feel totally retarded but its so awesome". Read more
"I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who is suffering from the awful effects of bulimia and believes they deserve a better life".
"The first step I took to getting my eating under control was to ensure I was eating regularly throughout the day".
"I’m writing to you all with the biggest smile on my face - seriously, my face is starting to hurt from all the happiness and excitement. Today is my two year “recovery anniversary".
"In the last few months I feel like I have gained hours of my day and the freedom to just relax and be a fully participating member of my life again!! I had forgotten what it felt like".
"Instead of having to spend my time whenever I am alone bingeing and purging I do a lot of other things. I paint, play with my dog, go hiking, play basketball".
"It still amazes me that I am no longer bulimic and have been that way for almost 11 months".
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