Addicted To Food: First episode airs, what do you think?

I received an email from the producer of Oprah’s long awaited new show “Addicted To Food.” Below is the episode in full, please watch it and post your feedback. I’ll admit, I have mixed feelings — I liked it more than I thought I would. More thoughts below the video.

PROS:

  1. I liked the way the show was shot, it seemed genuine, real — and as “non-exploitive” as possible.  I am thinking some of you will feel the bulimic and/or eating scenes were not necessary, but I would disagree because the realness of it added to true sickness of the disease(s).
  2. The show successfully captured the deep, dark, sadness individuals with an eating disorder suffer with — alone, day after day and often year after year.
  3. The philosophy that all eating disorders are at the core the same issue, I agree with and the atmosphere of placing individuals with all different disorders is different than I am accustomed to (ie anorexic and bulimics treated together, separate from compulsive overeaters for example).

CONS:

  1. Individuals featured in the show may experience regret from “going  public” with their healing process.
  2. Can one really be themselves with a camera in their face? If it was me — not a chance. I think it would hinder me a great deal.

Still pondering this….

About mamaV

Former Paris model providing advice for eating disorder sufferers who aspire to be thin, follow the proana lifestyle, and lack self esteem.
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2 Responses to Addicted To Food: First episode airs, what do you think?

  1. Jamie says:

    oh my goodness. 😮 I am speechless. I’m not through this video yet but it makes me want to do everything I possibly can to NEVER end up in treatment. It looks like hell. I couldn’t give up my life and live that way. Holy crap.

    Anyway it is very well shot and edited. :) A lot better than some similar videos I’ve seen!

  2. MelAmber says:

    I really enjoyed the show…the only fault was I wanted to hear more from the 2 women with Bullimia, I hope that this will change as the show progresses.

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