Over the past 20 years, health care professionals have argued about how to best treat binge eating disorder. Some felt it was important to address issues of diet and obesity first, using behavioral weight-loss management, while others pushed to treat psychological issues like anxiety and depression.
After his coaches replaced him as starter goalie with a newly-recruited player, Davis decided to get in peak physical condition: all muscle, no fat. He wanted to prove himself to coaches. He ate less and less; he worked out more and more. He lost almost 30 lbs and was eating 500 calories a day.
Alanis Morissette struggled with eating disorders in her teens and 20s. But then she discovered how good it felt to treat her body right—and this fall she ran a marathon to prove it. Here, Morissette opens up about her long, winding road to becoming healthy.