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.


  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).


  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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