“It Was About a 12-Pound Turkey”
Understanding Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the most common eating disorder.
“It was about a 12-pound Turkey.” The words rung in my ears as I listened to her story.
“My last binge was two days ago. I was making dinner for my family. I pulled the turkey out of the oven and tasted it to see whether it was cooked. As soon as I put the first bite in my mouth, I knew I was in trouble. I kept eating and eating and eating. I just couldn’t stop. Before I knew it I had eaten the entire turkey—in less than half of an hour. I quickly cleaned up the kitchen and threw a pizza in the oven before my family got home because I was so embarrassed. I didn’t want anyone to know. It was just too humiliating. And I felt so gross.”