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How I Overcame BED by Changing One Core Belief

Last week, I bared it all on Body Love TV by opening up about the fact that I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder (BED) my whole life. I still remember one of my earliest episodes of binge eating, and the shame I felt over it.

The official definition of Binge Eating Disorder , courtesy of NEDA, is:

“Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures (e.g., purging) to counter the binge eating.” - National Eating Disorders Association

Although I've spent way more time and energy dealing with BED in the course of my life than I would like to admit, I haven't allowed it to prevent me from becoming the woman that I want to be, or keep me from living at full amplitude.

For me, overcoming BED was about changing one core belief. Learn more in this episode of Body Love TV:

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Love What You See

Originally published on September 14, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and not liked what you see?

Photo by Juan M. Delgado, Make-up by Jane Meng, Hair by Missy O’Gorman

Photo by Juan M. Delgado, Make-up by Jane Meng, Hair by Missy O’Gorman

Would you believe that when I first got this photo of myself back from the shoot, I didn’t like how I looked?

I used to HATE looking at pictures of myself, and my eyes would go right to my flaws. It wasn’t because the photographer, hair, and make-up artists didn’t create a beautiful image—they absolutely did! It was because I wasn’t familiar with seeing images of myself, and I was clinging to all kinds of negative beliefs about how I looked that prevented me from seeing the beauty of the photo . . .

Read the rest on the Huffington Post!

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