#endED Re-Cap with Marsha Hudnall

Last night Marsha Hudnall RD joined #EndED as our guest expert on Binge Eating Disorder.
There was a lot of great discussion that revolved around these questions:

*How is BED diagnosed?
*How is BED different than overeating?
*How does someone know if their binges need to be addressed?
*What are common myths about BED?
*What triggers binge eating?
*What are the obstacles to treating BED effectively?
*What can we do to support an ED dx for BED?
*What are some practical things someone with BED can do?
*What resources are available for treating BED?

Here are some of the key things I took away from the talk:
@MarshaHudnall A major trigger for BED is deprivation/restriction. Or in other words, dieting

@LeslieGoldman Binge eating is actually more common than anorexia and bulimia COMBINED

@MarshaHudnall When folks with BED focus on losing wt, it can pull them back to restrictive eating & cause more bingeing

@MarshaHudnall: Binge isn’t always large amt of food. Subjective binge is when someone eats a “forbidden” food …

@MarciRD Support both professionals and loved ones. Eating disorders thrive in secrecy. Support is an essential part of recovery.

@MarshaHudnall: It’s Important to work w RD skilled in treating disordered eating to not trigger deprivation

@ElizabethEats you can be any shape and have an eating disorder. Outside appearances are misleading

@MarshaHudnall: Most fat people do not have BED – estimated to be only about 4%

Want more information? Check out The Binge Eating Disorder Association. The goal of #endED is to bring anyone and everyone together who care about ending eating disorders. My hope is to end the silence and myths about eating disorders, create a place for honest and informed discussion, while offering hope and encouragement. Our next chat will be on June 29th with Nourish the Soul. Hope to see you soon!

In Health,

Marci