I don't really know where to begin, because the amount of gratitude I feel toward Mando is hard to describe. The Mando program, and particularly the staff, changed my life. I found Mando randomly via the internet during a very, very dark time when my life consisted of bingeing and sleeping. I came across the Mando Meter documentary on YouTube and immediately watched it 3 times in a row. I knew I had found Mando for a reason, and when I found out they had just opened up shop in NYC, I was elated. My Mando case worker and nutritionist, Marilyn and Kelly respectively, went way beyond these titles. Not only did they guide me in the most nurturing and attentive way possible throughout my Mando experience, but they truly became what I would consider close friends. I almost immediately stopped bingeing once I began the program, and I attribute this to the constant access I had to the Mando team via emails and meetings, and of course the Mando plate method (which blew my mind - a life saving invention!) . In the middle of my treatment, I remember going home for Christmas vacation and not bingeing once throughout 2 weeks filled with constant parties and food. That's when I really knew this program was helping me. If you are struggling and have tried EVERYTHING, like I had, I strongly encourage you to reach out to Mando. Whether you are anorexic, bulimic, or addicted to food (like I was), the Mando program is for you. The US needs this program to help fight an epidemic that is taking over so many lives in this country. Mando brought me out of the woods of food obsession, and I am forever grateful to the Mando Team. Today, 6 months after I started Mando, I am completely binge-free and feel/look better than I ever have in my life. I'm 25, and I feel like in many ways , my life is just beginning. Thank you, Mando Team.