Are You Stuck in a Binge-Purge Cycle?

At first, it seemed like an easy way to lose weight. You could eat anything you wanted and get rid of it. You thought you’d only do it once in a while, but now you can’t stop binge eating and purging.

You try to fight the urges, but they’re too strong to resist. You feel trapped in this secret struggle, consumed by anxiety, guilt, and self-loathing.

But you don’t need to struggle in silence and shame. You don’t need to live this way.

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Common Signs of Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by regular periods of binge eating followed by purging, which may include self-induced vomiting, fasting, laxative use, or other compensatory behaviors. Signs include:

  • Frequently and repetitively eating large quantities of food, especially sweets
  • Uncontrolled eating, particularly after a restrictive diet or in response to a stressful or negative situation
  • Compensatory behavior to offset weight gain such as vomiting, laxatives, fasting or over-exercising
  • Yellow, sensitive, slightly pointed teeth, often with receding gum lines
  • Leaving for the bathroom immediately after eating
  • Swollen cheeks from self-induced vomiting
  • Skin sores or gray or brown skin spots
  • Broken blood vessels in the eyes
  • Excessive talk about weight
  • Dissatisfaction with body image, size, or shape
  • Misuse of diuretics, diet pills, or laxatives
  • Feeling out of control, depressed, or anxious

The Truth About Eating Disorders

30 Million

individuals in the United States alone will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

1 in 3

individuals with an eating disorder is male.


of individuals with eating disorders need a higher level of care in order to recover from their eating disorder.

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Let Us Help You Recover

Bulimia can have severe medical and psychological consequences if left untreated. If you or a loved one are struggling with binge eating and purging, don’t wait to reach out for help. The earlier bulimia is treated, the better the outcomes tend to be.

At The Emily Program, we work with you to create an individualized care plan so you or your child get the right treatment at the right time. We offer a full continuum of care, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient, and virtual programs for children, adolescents, and adults. This allows us to provide best-in-class care and support throughout your recovery journey, even as your needs change.

Our treatment programs focus on real-life skills, including hands-on nutrition and culinary experiences that you can take with you for lasting recovery. We encourage family involvement and offer family-based therapy and educational support for children and adolescents.

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