Eating disorders don’t always involve a weight problem. But, they do create feelings of worthlessness, loss of control, high levels of anxiety and depression, and body image problems. I have worked with people for over 30 years with these issues. It is not as simple as “going on a diet” or “having some willpower.” An eating disorder is a horrible cycle of self-destruction that involves negative self-talk and condemnation. You feel hopeless, caught in a continual cycle of failure, with a deep sense of shame. Emotions swing widely from high levels of anxiety and agitation to depression that is overwhelming and debilitating. “Telling the secret” is always the first step toward breaking the bondage that an eating disorder has over you. It is not hopeless. You can have a healthy relationship with food and your body. Let’s get started today!