Category: Q&A

“I’m 72 and binge eat. Is there hope for me?”

“I’m 72 and binge eat. Is there hope for me?”

I read a new comment this morning that really left me awash in emotion. It was from 72-year-old Carol, and it made me feel sad, hopeful, and grateful… read 

Alcohol + Food = Binge?

Alcohol + Food = Binge?

A common Saturday night scene in my early twenties would go a little something like this: Me and my (very fun) roommate would hit a bar or hip… read 

"Is HealthyGirl Only For 'Young' Women?"

I got this note from a 51-year-old reader and wanted to share. The “age” question is one I’ve gotten more than once: Q: Is this site only for… read 

"I Eat Until I Hurt and I Cannot Stop. Help!"

I got an email from a young woman the other day who seems to have been bouncing between different disordered eating behaviors for a few years and is… read 

Going Home For The Holidays…And Bingeing. Are You Worried?

Going Home For The Holidays…And Bingeing. Are You Worried?

For many people with food and body issues, the holiday season can feel like a minefield. Rather than just enjoying being with your family and friends, and nibbling… read 

5 Ways to Find A Therapist Who Can Help You Get Sane About Food

I’m freaked out that I’m going to gain all my weight again but I can’t stop myself. That’s one of the lines in an email from Sarah, 24,… read 

How Much Saner About Food "Should" You Be By Now?

I feel so lost and pathetic. I should be a lot better by now. That’s what reader Hope, 18, wrote to me in an email recently. The… read 

"I'm Not Bingeing Anymore, But I Still Dislike My Body. Help!"

AAAAAAAAAAAA! That’s me screaming because I’m so frustrated at how much girls and women pick apart and loathe their bodies. We do amazing things with our lives, we… read 

3 Truths I've Learned About Recovery from Binge Eating

    One of my favorite things is opening up my email inbox in the morning and find notes from readers. It doesn’t matter how busy things… read 

What Steps Did You Take Toward Food Sanity, and In What Order?

    So, imagine you realize you have an eating problem and finally decide to seek help. You go through some intensive therapy—maybe even in-patient—but when it’s over,… read