Episode 16: Diets No More - Andy McLoughlin 

Synopsis:

Binge Eating Disorder is grossly underdiagnosed and can leave dramatical devastation in its wake. So how do you find your way in a culture that makes it so difficult for us to rise above diets, shame-based choices, and self-hatred? 
We sit down with Andy McLoughlin and talk about his lifelong journey to shed the darkness of his disorder and embrace a fulfilling life. 


 


 

 

About Me:

My name is Andy McLoughlin, and I’m a member of the Eating Recovery Center’s Recovery Ambassador Council. I’m a little over two years in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder and my quality of life as never been better.  Aside from the varied speaking events and activities I do about my own recovery journey as a member of ERC’s Recovery Ambassador Council I have an active schedule.  I’m a hotel manager in Center City Philadelphia, a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, and a lover of all things “nerdy”.  I’m big fan of Star Wars, super heroes, and cinema; as well as the great outdoors and animals (especially dogs!!!)  I share my story because I believe certain aspects of my early life that were misunderstood or dismissed at the time, may help others be diagnosed accurately and earlier.  I also find it important to represent a male with an eating disorder in an attempt to battle the stigma that eating disorders only effect females.

Fun Facts:

  • I’ve played the drums since the age of 12, and have even recorded several albums with my brothers

  • I’m terrified of spiders

  • I’m an ordained minister (online / non-denominational) and I’ve married 6 different couples.

  • Dream Travel Destination: Ireland is definitely #1 on my list, but on a more local level I also love exploring US cities that are new to me.  I’m fascinated by how different our country’s cities’ cultural identities can be from one another.


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