Binge eating disorder
Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the U.S., affecting about 2-5% of adults. We’ve all heard people joke about devouring a pint of ice cream in one sitting or "eating their feelings," but BED is a lot more complicated than that. Binge eating is characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming large quantities of food, often in a short period of time, to the point of discomfort. It can make you feel awful, both physically and emotionally. The psychological impact—including feeling a loss of control during the binge and experiencing distress, shame, or guilt afterwards—is serious and real. The physical toll can be serious too: people with BED often develop medical conditions associated with obesity, like heart disease and diabetes, as well as mental health issues, like depression. They are often socially isolated and may have trouble functioning at work and in social situations. Here’s the good news: you can get help to control binge eating, and you are definitely not alone. If you feel that way, reach out to your WanaFam for support. Having a support system as you seek out treatment can make a huge difference (and that goes for any chronic condition!). Suggested treatments include psychological approaches (such as interpersonal psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy) and medication. Some people have found success with alternative treatments, like Appetite Awareness Training, which involves increasing your awareness of hunger cues and using motivational journaling to retrain your eating habits. Additional self-care steps you can take include avoiding any weight loss diets, eating healthy, nutritious meals on a regular schedule (don’t skip breakfast!), and steering clear of foods you might be tempted to binge on. And, of course, being patient with yourself as you take steps towards recovery. These are big changes, and they don’t happen overnight.
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hey, im new here. I have been binge eating for as lojg as I can remember and a couple months ago I started working on mu habits around food. now I feel really bad about my body and get anxious if I'm not losing weight. anyone else have issues with food? what has helped you?
i feel like i can't talk to any of my friends about my binge eating because they all are super skinny and healthy and it makes me so upset
anyone with binge eating disorder? I’ve had it for years but just diagnosed last year. looking for some tips to overcome it
Anyone on here dealing with binge eating disorder? I was recently diagnosed with it. Any tip or things that have helped you?
I’ve recently realize I most likely have a binge eating disorder. It’s been stressful for me, given my a lot of my anxiety is rooted in my body image. Today I was told by two separate people close to me that I need to go back to the gym (not in a mean way) and it was very triggering. Now I am genuinely hungry but my mind won’t allow me to eat.
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Never Binge Again: Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person. Stop Overeating and Binge Eating and Stick to the Food Plan of Your Choice!
If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset. Most contemporary thought on overeating and bingeing focuses on healing and self-love. But people who've overcome food addiction and weight issues often report it was more like capturing and caging a rabid dog than learning to love their inner child... Open the cage even an inch—or show that dog an ounce of fear—and it'll quickly burst out to shred your healthy eating plans, undoing all your progress in a heartbeat. From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist—and previous consultant to major food manufacturers—Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently dis-empowering your “fat thinking self.” He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process.
Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free
Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight and keep it off. Are you ready to join them? In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again: It’s because the brain blocks weight loss.
Brain over Binge: Why I Was Bulimic, Why Conventional Therapy Didn't Work, and How I Recovered for Good
Brain over Binge provides both a gripping personal account and an informative scientific perspective on bulimia and binge eating disorder. The author, Kathryn Hansen, candidly shares her experience as a bulimic and her alternative approach to recovery. Brain over Binge is different than other eating disorder books which typically present binge eating and purging as symptoms of complex emotional and psychological problems. Kathryn disputes this mainstream idea and explains why traditional eating disorder therapy failed her and fails many. She explains how she came to understand her bulimia in a new way – as a function of her brain, and how she used the power of her brain to recover – quickly and permanently. Kathryn also sheds new light on eating disorder topics such as low self-esteem, poor body image, and dieting. Brain over Binge is a brave book that will help many by delivering an informed and inspiring message of free will, self-reliance, and self-control.
Podcasts about Binge eating disorder
Weight Loss Made Real: The Difference Between Emotional Eating, Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating
Food Psych Podcast: How to Stop Binge Eating with Isabel Foxen Duke, Body-Positive Health Coach
Health coach Isabel Foxen Duke discusses emotional eating, weight stigma, the Health At Every Size movement, her own recovery from eating disorders and drug addiction, and lots more! Isabel Foxen Duke graduated from Tufts University with a BA in sociology (a discipline which has informed her coaching substantially), and received her certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She spent several years of her young adult life studying various spiritual practices, including but not limited to Zen Meditation at Ryukoku University in Japan, and Transpersonal Psychology in Bali, Indonesia. She is also the editor of Mirror Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, an exploratory anthology of body-image-related prose. Isabel is really into body-positive photography and pleasure as a spiritual practice, and has very strong opinions about why most people are getting the “emotional eating” conversation backwards. Get her free video training guide, Stop Fighting Food, to learn more about her approach.
Brain Over Binge Podcast: The Cause of Binge Eating - Urges to Binge
Thank you for listening to the Brain over Binge Podcast. In this episode, you’ll learn the simple reason why you binge, and why you’ve found it difficult to stop binge eating in the past. Kathryn and Cookie explain that the urges to binge are the only direct cause of binge eating, which takes the complexity
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