Do you have a Binge Eating Disorder?
Hey, have you been up and down with your food habits for the past 10 to 20 years?
Do you associate results from fat fat loss with suffering, dieting, and always being hungry?
Then, once that period is over do you then binge in an uncontrollable manor?
I’d be concerned if that is the case about your relationship with food.
It takes self examination to observe this from an outsider point of view, try to look at your patterns and consider the patterns and habits and ask yourself a question
“Is this working well for me?”
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is compulsive overeating. People who binge use food as a way to cope with unwanted emotions or stress. Available treatments for binge eating include individual counseling, nutrition counseling, group/family therapy, and sometimes medication.
Trouble coping: People with BED often have a hard time with things like anger, boredom, and stress.
You're more at risk if you have these personality traits:
You're a people pleaser and avoid conflicts.
You demand perfection in yourself -- anything short is failure.
You have to be in control.
You're inflexible -- have an "all or nothing" attitude.
People with BED also may abuse alcohol or be impulsive, acting quickly without thinking.
Other signs of BED include:
Secret behavior: You binge when you're alone. This may be late at night or in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. You may "get rid of the evidence" and hide wrappers or food containers.
Food hoarding:You may stockpile bags of chips or cookies in your closet or under your bed.
Lack of control:You have no power over how much you eat or when to stop. You feel uncomfortably full after a binge.
Abnormal eating pattern:You may eat lightly throughout the day without set meal times. Or you eat a small bit at meals or skip them all together.
Food rituals: You may chew too much or not let foods touch on a plate. You might only eat certain foods or groups -- eating only yogurt, for example.
No purging: You don't do things to get rid of extra calories, like make yourself throw up, over-exercise, or take laxatives
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