Independence and Eating Disorders!

Happy Birthday America! Since 1776 we have become our own entity: free from the apron strings of Great Britain. This certainly describes how I like to live my life, independent and free of the grips from binge eating disorder. Like our country, I have learned to take care of my own needs. Some may call me rigid. I say recovery not rigidity. I have learned through years of binging and excessive dieting (purging) that this is NOT freedom. It is prison. I used to say I was going to write a book titled: Prisoner No More! We don’t have to live the bondage of this disease. There are answers, hope, and recovery. I found living free of sugar, flour, and wheat, building a spiritual foundation, and incorporating moderate daily exercise into my life helped me drop 100 pounds and maintain this loss for many years. I see patients that remind me of times when I thought I would never break free of my eating disorder. I would imagine back in 1776 there were many that felt they too would never break free from the bondage to Great Britain. Happy 4th to all! Grab on to your independence and freedom from the disease.

Dr. Lisa Ortigara: weightcontroltherapy.com

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

Find a Treatment Facility Near You

Click on a state below to find eating disorder treatment options that could be right for you.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: ARK Behavioral Health, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

CALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELPCALL NOW FOR IMMEDIATE HELP800-776-3990Response time about 1 min | Response rate 100%
Who Answers?