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Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
All appointments are virtual.

Hope for Binge Eaters

If you are a periodic or chronic binge eater, you want, need and hope for guidance to recovery and freedom. You need to be able to feel at least a few moments of safety so you can hear what realistic opportunities exist for you to ease your way into a more healthy and happy way of living.

Your binge eating is understandable. Recovery involves your developing new and better ways of coping with and satisfying your needs. Your  new ways of coping will improve your health and actually enhance your life.

The Jupdi Blog is running an article titled Ideas for Overcoming Binge Eating, with a title that gives hopes and promises but doesn't deliver. The article describes the pain and suffering of binge eating. If you are a binge eater, you know what you do, and you know you feel terrible.

The article states, in the last two paragraphs, that recovery is possible and that binge eating can be addressed in psychotherapy. But you have to wade through paragraphs of descriptions of your suffering. You don't need that. I doubt that many people will read through it to get to the hope at the end.

I wish the Jupdi article had placed the last two paragraphs first. Often, when someone binge eats on a regular basis, they feel depressed and unhappy with themselves because they can’t stop their behavior.

The article leads with what you already know. You may not read beyond a description of your pain to discover the helping options. And you do have helping options.

See recovery options in this blog post:

Please Don't Burden Families with Unnecessary Guilt

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Written by Joanna Poppink, MFT. Joanna is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in eating disorder recovery, stress, PTSD, and adult development.

She is licensed in CA, AZ, OR, FL, and UT. Author of the Book: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder

Appointments are virtual.

For a free telephone consultation, e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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