Melissa’s story is an amazing story to watch as we wrap six weeks of this amazing expose on eating disorders in the real world. Melissa is a very extreme case, her photos are jaw dropping and she is clearly lucky to be alive. Melissa’s struggles are really amazing, but her honesty helps us understand the truth behind what often creates the recipe for an eating disorder.
by Bridget Loves on Nov 23, 2010
Amanda is in serious pain and it seems her family isn’t doing their full duty to intervene and give her real consequences (just as they do in an intervention on the A&E show for Substance Abuse). Her mom tries helping her by telling her to eat less and save more for later and that is the start of everything that is going wrong. Hello, that is not treatment for a life threatening eating disorder.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Nov 19, 2010
Watching myself on the show the other night was without a doubt the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I know that sounds strange considering everything I have been through, but honestly it tugged and pulled at every single emotion I have, and it was like holding a mirror up to my face…thing is a mirror forgets… a camera remembers.
by Bridget Loves on Nov 02, 2010
Episode 3 begins with Gaby, age 23. Gaby has an identical twin sister who is pregnant with a toddler and fiancé. Gaby admits to bingeing and purging up to ten times per day. She weighs less than an African refugee victim. And if she isn’t bingeing and purging she is just laying on her bed.
by Bridget Loves on Oct 22, 2010
I am so intrigued by this show and thankful that E! is bringing the reality of eating disorders to millions of people. I think seeing the real faces behind this disease will help everyone understand it more. These are real people who come from various backgrounds and I am hopeful the audience can see how this disease has taken over their lives.
by Bridget Loves on Oct 12, 2010
E’s new six part series “What’s Eating You?” explores the reality of people suffering from eating disorders. I personally am excited that there is finally a reality docu-series on eating disorders. I really enjoy watching the shows Intervention and Hoarders on A&E. I feel more compassionate towards others challenges and illnesses through shows like these.