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I couldn’t believe it. I found myself bottomed out with a binge eating disorder. Calling it BED for short is appropriate, since I often took food to bed with me. I was a binge-eater, a grazer, and a midnight muncher. I ate mindlessly, grazing; my meals had fuzzy beginnings and no clear end. It was my not-so-little secret that I ate so much and so often. I got high on food, numb, foggy-headed, and buzzed; I lied about it, hid it, overate it, and obsessed about it. When no one was around, I binged on the fast food I claimed

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