Emotional eating. Compulsive eating. Binge eating. Call it what you want, but I called it my deepest, darkest secret that I never told anyone about…
As soon as the clock struck noon, I was already out the door and headed to my car. It had been another bad day at work and I struggled to fight back the tears as I started my car.
I pulled out of the parking garage and headed towards the only place I knew that would ease my pain: a fast food place. I pulled up to the drive-thru and placed my order holding a piece of paper in my hands, just in case there was anyone watching.
I mean, after all, I wouldn’t want anyone to think that I was ordering all of this food for just myself. After I placed my order, I drove up to the window to pay. As the woman handed me the bags, I pretended to check off the items on the fake list I had created just moments before.
After I paid, I drove to the far end of the parking lot where no other cars parked, and I began to eat. And eat. And eat.
Hey Kristin, I just wanted to message you personally as I feel I’ve a lot to thank you for. A few years back I had BED pretty bad… so I looked it up and came across your video. I cried pretty hard when I saw it, it all made a lot of sense… I’ve lost all the weight, am healthy again and no longer suffer from it (binge eating disorder). But not just that, it wasn’t until my boyfriend saw your video that he finally understood. It was the one thing between us he just couldn’t understand, so after maybe 6 months of being together, I showed him, and just as I had done, he cried. I don’t know what it is, but you made him understand, so thank you. It actually stretches further than that, his girlfriend from way back had suffered from it too, and he hadn’t been able to support her. After watching your video he felt so bad he called her up to apologize and explained that finally, through talking to me and seeing your take on it, he understood and was sorry he hadn’t been better to her. I was very proud of him and it was inspired by you, so again, thank you so much…. As you’d been so honest and open, I felt it was right to get in touch and thank you for what you had done for me and so many others out there. You are a beautiful soul Kristin Gerstley. I wish you the very best and hope you continue to help people around the world as you have done me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If you’re anything like how I was, then you may be struggling to find out why you are like this. And even if you know the answer, the next struggle begins with how to overcome your binge eating.
Luckily, I documented my journey and researched like crazy in hopes to help people like you not only overcome binge eating, but also become a much stronger person emotionally.
You see, when I started, I wanted answers. Why was I like this? Is there a cure? How did this happen? Why me?
I read every single book that I could find on “Binge Eating Disorder” and “food addiction” and “compulsive overeating”.
I read or sifted through another few hundred books. I sifted through thousands of websites. I printed off over a thousand pages of information.
And the more I read, the more confused and off-track I became, which only lead me to binge eat even more. This painful cycle was killing me. Literally. But I just couldn’t stop myself.
One of the only things that kept me going was knowing that I wasn’t the only one. I was amazed to find out that there were so many other people that had Binge Eating Disorder.
“If you or someone you know is struggling with binge eating, stop reading this and order “End Binge Eating Now” right now! Do you need further convincing? Kristin has gone where few books on this subject have gone before. Our book shelves are loaded with typical “diet books”. They are written by scientists and nutritionists who have never battled the issue about which they write. In “End Binge Eating Now” Kristin not only provides tried and tested methods for overcoming this disorder but she takes the next step courageously and honestly sharing her own story. “I cried and cried throughout the day”, she writes “and I’m not even sure why. Maybe I was scared because now it was time to get help and stop living the life I was living..” If you are “tired of living the life you are living” this book will not only provide a way out but will also provide the comfort of knowing that you are not alone. “End Binge Eating Now” provides the perfect balance of heart and help to enable you to find victory over this very real disorder which affects millions of people just like you and I world wide.”
I was trapped in an endless circle where compulsive overeating consumed my life. All of the documentation that I found out there was written by doctors and researchers who studied eating disorders.
Some called it “B.E.D.” which was for Binge Eating Disorder, others called it “Compulsive Overeating“, and I saw many mentions of the term “Emotional Eating“.
In some books or websites I would learn that Binge Eating Disorder was an addiction, while another said that it wasn’t.
Some websites told me to follow the twelve-step… Read more…