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You probably know Remi Bader for her fun series of “realistic books” on TikTok where she tries on clothes from different brands and reviews them for size inclusion. Fans have long praised and thanked the 26-year-old content creator for her honesty and transparency — but in a recent video, Bader reveals an even more vulnerable side of herself.
On Tuesday night, Bader opened up about his struggle with binge eating. She’s posted videos about her experience with the eating disorder before, but this time Bader says the binge eating “got to a point where it’s not getting better.”
“For a year and a half, I can’t even explain how happy I am to have gotten to where I am, that this is my life and this is my job,” she says. “But in the last few months, I’ve almost started to feel… that things are getting worse for me. How I feel about myself, my body, my confidence, and obviously a lot of that has to do with my binge eating. .”
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Bader admits she feels worse when she’s alone. “When I’m eating, when I’m getting ready to go somewhere, when I’m looking at myself,” that’s when she feels like she’s at rock bottom, she says.
“I should feel better when I’m alone. I shouldn’t feel better just based on what other people think of me and because of this app. So tomorrow I’m starting this pretty serious outpatient treatment in a facility,” she says.
Over the past few months, Bader says she’s been trying to figure out whether or not she should “go for more serious dietary treatment for binge eating,” but she “realized that wasn’t the answer” for her. . Instead, she will undergo treatment in an outpatient program for the next six weeks, spending a few hours each day at the facility. And for reasons of confidentiality, she will not be able to publish her journey during her stay.
In the meantime, Bader says she’s “not going anywhere” and more takes and videos are coming soon. Once she completes the program, Bader says she can’t wait to share her experience.
“I really hope I get some positive feedback for you guys where I can really feel better about myself and share everything I’ve learned with you all,” Bader said. After posting the video, other well-known TikTokers and celebrities applauded Bader in his comments for his vulnerability.
“Remi. I’m so proud of you. I love you,” Zoe Roe wrote. “Thank you for being so transparent about this. I wish more people were like you ❤️ please be careful,” added Lili Reinhart, who was also candid about her own health issues. body image.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder or an eating disorder, the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) has resources, including a 24-hour helpline and 7 days a week at (800) 931-2237.
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