Health & Fit: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2017

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Restrictive eating, binging, and purging once consumed 25-year-old Michayla Lupien's life. © Photo courtesy of Michayla Lupien Restrictive eating, binging, and purging once consumed 25-year-old Michayla Lupien's life. To shine light on eating disorders, one survivor tells Medical Daily about her journey into recovery.

National Eating Disorders Week, which runs February 26 through March 4, 2017, was created to shine light on eating disorders and provide resources for those who may be struggling. Spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the week also highlights the severity of the problem — 30 million Americans will struggle with an eating disorder at some point in their lives, NEDA reports.  

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  18 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Eating Disorders Anorexia is not the only eating disorder and not the only dangerous one. These courageous celebrities have spoken out about all types of eating disorders and the reasons they developed them.According to Do Something, approximately 24 million people in the United State struggle with an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among mental illnesses. For women between the ages of 15 and 24, the mortality rate of anorexia is 12 times higher than any other cause of death.

Eating disorders cause serious disruption in people's lives, and affect them psychologically, physically, and socially. Three common types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

Although battling an eating disorder is a different experience for everyone, I spoke with a young woman who shared what it was like going through what she describes as "the most painful, heartbreaking, and toughest" time of her life.

A Journey Into Recovery

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From a young age, 25-year-old Michayla Lupien always “felt like too much.” She was a ball of energy and found herself most at home when she was on stage singing and dancing.

“I desired being a petite, quiet, and lovable kid,” Lupien told Medical Daily. “And figured my life would be better if I wasn’t ‘so much’ of a personality and person.”

Lupien, who entered the professional world of performing at age 10, constantly felt pressured to be thinner by her peers. 

In middle school, after a friend told her people were making fun of her "love handles," her whole life changed. She began a vicious cycle of counting calories, skipping meals, restricting, binging, and purging.

“It’s such a lonely disease. Sometimes my disorder felt like my only friend,” Lupien said.

After trying treatment twice, she never fully recovered, which forced her to give up theatre.

“When theatre was no longer a part of my life, I spiraled,” Lupien said. “My entire life was just my eating disorder. I didn’t leave the house for fear of being seen by strangers who might think I’m fat.”

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It took urging from her outpatient team for her to give treatment another try.

By seeking help at the Eating Recovery Center (ERC), she finally realized she was never "too much." After being released from the ERC this past September, Lupien has regained control of her life. She also gained back her true passion and recently wrapped up a professional production of "A Christmas Carol."

“I choose to recover every single day (sometimes minute by minute),” Lupien said. "I’m really starting to feel like myself for the first time in ten years.”

Her advice for those who are struggling: Don't delay and get help as soon as possible. "Do not wait until you 'are sick enough' for treatment because your eating disorder will never have you beleiving you are," Lupien said.

If you or someone you know may be struggling with an eating disorder, contact the Eating Recovery Center. Call 877-789-5758, email [email protected], or visit to speak with a Masters-Level Clinician.

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