Binge Eating Help

Binge Eating Help

Binge Eating Help

guy eating burgerMany sufferers of eating disorders are in need of binge eating help.

Binge eating is the most common form of eating disorder; highly because of the number of other eating disorders that are associated with it and in part because it also affects a wide range of men, unlike Bulimia and Anorexia.

Binge eating shares many similarities with Compulsive eating disorder and stress eating; however, some of its characteristics set it apart.

The differentiating factor between these eating disorders and Binge eating is the frequency of overeating, reasons for overeating, and allotted time overeating.

Binge eaters eat large quantities of food in short periods of time while experiencing a sense of powerlessness that causes them to believe they cannot stop eating in that moment.

Compulsive eaters tend to eat large amounts at each meal or throughout the day, not all at once.

Binge eaters typically do not self induce vomiting afterwards, as with Bulimia.

They are usually overweight as a result of their eating, unlike anorexics.

The same as all eating disorders, Binge eating does result because of depression and stress and those symptoms worsen the further into the eating disorder the binge eater gets.

A vicious cycle begins, involving eating and feeling guilt and disgust with oneself and then more eating to block out the bad feelings.

These signs are some of the most common found in those in need of Binge eating help, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that you aren’t that bad or at risk of becoming a binge eater if you only related to a few of the signs and not all. Signs Of Addiction

Seeking help with your eating is vital to your health.

Binge eating started first with me, as young as 10, I would gorge myself, and then I learnt by purging I could get rid of alot of food and start again with my eating, I share the journey with you in by book Overcoming Life’s Challengesand how I overcame my eating addiction.

Damages of Not Receiving Binge Eating Help

If ignored, those in need of Binge eating help can suffer some of the eating disorder’s more dangerous damages:

  • Increased depression, stress, guilt, anger, sadness and anxiety can occur as the bingeing increases.
  • High blood pressure and/or Cholesterol
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease and risk of Heart attacks
  • Obesity
  • Death
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Various forms of cancer
  • Bone and joint problems
  • Not getting enough vitamins and other nutrients, as usually the types of food that are eaten during a binge is high in fat and and sugar and low in important nutrients. Which of course can lead to all sorts of other health difficulties.

Getting Binge Eating Help

If you need help with Binge eating, here are a few tips to help you get on your way:

  • Join an online support group and locate your local Over eaters Anonymous
  • Ask your loved ones for their support and understanding
  • Talk to a loved one about your stresses instead of turning to food
  • Don’t attempt to diet, instead seek help from your physician and a trained nutritionist to come up with the right eating plans, health care, therapy and possibly treatment facilities for you.
  • Eat regularly and eat small meals through out the day, this way you are giving your body enough nutrients throughout the day.
  • Don’t skip meals, by skipping meals you tend to get hungry and this is when you binge.
  • Set up a plan and when you feel like bingeing, have a distraction set up for when happens, maybe just going for a walk will take your mind off it plus it will make you feel better.
  • Do a little bit of exercise each day, it can just be a walk.
Do keep in mind that a Binge eating disorder, like a food addiction, is difficult to overcome because the object of your addiction is unavoidable.

Food is a necessary part of everyday life.

It is up to you to make your relationship with it a healthy one.

Don’t be too hard on yourself, as reasons for bingeing are complicated so it just might be hard to manage on your own, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t reach your immediate goal.

Binge Eating Help Quote By Torrie Wilson

When I was dealing with the eating disorder, I wanted to look like the stick-thin models, but then I started reading fitness magazines and seeing these girls with great bodies that weren’t too muscular.

Torrie Wilson

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

The Inspiring and Empowering Story of One Woman’s Triumph Over Alcoholism, Bankruptcy, weight issues and Despair.

She did not just struggle to survive. She struggled to win!

If a single sentence could sufficiently describe a lifetime, then this would be an apt description of Moya’s life. From a privileged childhood to adulthood of bankruptcies and subsequent salvation, Moya weathered all storms to be where she is now—a fulfilled woman with a story to tell.

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Anorexia Eating Disorders

Anorexia Eating Disorders

Overcoming Anorexia Eating Disorders

Anorexia EatingAnorexia eating disorders, also referred to as Anorexia Nervosa, is severe and scarily common among females, especially adolescents.

Like Bulimia Nervosa, which many anorexics also suffer from, it is a psychological eating disorder.

Anorexics have a distorted view of their bodies and what they should look like, as far as weight is concerned.

Every day is a battle with their bodies, because in their minds they truly believe they are overweight or must avoid becoming overweight at all costs – paying the price through a rapid decline in their health as a result of self starvation, binging and purging.

Anorexia eating disorders are easily recognized in the obsessions and preoccupations with weight and eating from the beginning, and more dramatically in the appearance once the anorexic has been suffering with their eating for a fair amount of time.

However, knowledge of signs and symptoms of Anorexia can help you recognize potentially dangerous eating habits and thinking in yourself or a loved one. Signs Of Addiction

Damages of Anorexia Eating Disorders

The same as most eating disorders, Anorexia eating disorders often go untreated until the anorexic is in dire need of help and has already suffered or is at a high risk of suffering any of the following damages:

  • Dental Erosion
  • Hair thinning and loss
  • Infertility and pregnancy complications
  • Constipation
  • Irregular heartbeat and risk of heart attacks
  • Low blood pressure
  • Loss of menstrual cycle
  • Malnutrition
  • Bruising easily
  • Stunted growth
  • Weak immune system
  • Further decline in self image and mental health
  • Failure of major organs
  • Death

Overcoming Anorexia Eating Disorders

The damages of Anorexia can remain within the body of its sufferers for life, but they can learn to live a life free of their eating disorder.

While Anorexia eating disorders are typically easily diagnosed, a diagnosis from a health care provider is required.

Below are a few steps in the recovery process that need to be taken by all Anorexics seeking true freedom of their destructive eating patterns:

  • Admit to your eating problem and ask loved ones for their support.
  • Educate yourself on healthy and unhealthy weight loss methods and discover your appropriate weight.
  • Reach out to support groups, both online and local.
  • Seek behavioral therapy, it will give you some insight into why you have become Anorexic and what thought patterns you need to work at changing.
  • Find the best treatment facility for you.
  • Keep a recovery journal and fill it with positive and affirming thoughts, write about what your eating disorders have taken you away from, why you want to recover, where you will be in 1,5,10 years time by going through recovery and “How” you will feel being free of this addiction.
  • Talk to other people who have recovered from a eating disorder or someone is trying to recover themselves and help each other.
  • Have something around you all the time, where you can see it that will remind you of why you want to recover.
  • Set realistic goals for your treatment.

Anorexia eating disorders present a struggle in the Anorexics life both during and after treatment.

Because it is a psychological disorder it requires a change in the thought pattern in relation to body image to achieve a healthy body and lifestyle.

We talk about Recovery from Anorexia, but recovery has different meanings to whoever you talk to, for example:

  • It could mean the end of all the Symptoms of their anorexia eating disorder, the starving, excessive exercising, bingeing, purging.
  • For others Recovery is physical, getting rid of those physical symptoms such as fear, self hatred, guilt and all your negative voices.

Do you want to leave your eating disorder behind forever, well here are some reasons that just might help you do that.

  • Feel happy and comfortable with how you look, feel comfortable in your own body.
  • With my addiction to Bulimia it was like having a “Secret Life” and to rid myself of it was Total Freedom.
  • To have energy again to do things that you once did or would Love to do.
  • No more isolation, to have those feelings gone and to join the world psychologically, emotionally, and physically.
  • Not to have your life ruled by the calories consumed, exercise performed, and times to purge.
  • Most important to Have A Life Again and not live a life with self hatred, fear and sadness
  • Admit to your eating problem, and ask loved ones for their support.

My problem was bulimia, I never knew the problem was so bad, my family never knew, actually very people did know, I did, and I knew I had to stop for my well being. Like Bulimia it can destroy your body and you need to understand how it can do that, and the damage it can do, I woke up, to just how much I was destroying myself, Yes I did have a problem and for my well being I had to stop, and You Can Too as I Did more in my book Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Recovery is possible and this includes for you.

It takes an enormous amount of persistence and courage, and be proud of yourself for doing it, remember it is possible and it is definitely worth it.

Anorexia Eating Disorders Quote By By Tracey Gold

Anorexia Eating Disorder Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you’re sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It’s about control.

Tracey Gold

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

The Inspiring and Empowering Story of One Woman’s Triumph Over Alcoholism, Bankruptcy, weight issues and Despair.

She did not just struggle to survive. She struggled to win!

If a single sentence could sufficiently describe a lifetime, then this would be an apt description of Moya’s life. From a privileged childhood to adulthood of bankruptcies and subsequent salvation, Moya weathered all storms to be where she is now—a fulfilled woman with a story to tell.

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