How To Stop Binge Eating Disorder
Discover how to stop emotional and compulsive overeating, including 5 tips on how to stop binge eating
quickly and easily.
Understanding Binge Eating
Binge eating is often describe as a psychiatric disorder where a person has an unusual addiction to food and
eats non-stop when he or she feels bored, stressed, or depressed. It is also known as emotional or
compulsive eating. People who suffer from binge eating disorder may also:
- Gorge on any food until they are full or even when they are not hungry.
- Eat alone most of the time due to embarrassment of the huge amounts of food they eat.
- Feel depressed, disgusted with one self, or guilty after overeating.
Binge eating might also result in another eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. Persons with bulimia nervosa
will usually purge after binging. A typical means of purging includes forced vomiting or using a lot of laxatives
to keep from gaining weight. Purging is a dangerous way to try to control your weight.
So what causes binge eating disorder?
Possible Causes and Reasons For Compulsive Overeating
There is no exact medical reasons but studies have shown that strong emotions can cause binge
- One of the strongest emotions that trigger this food addiction is
depression. It is well documented that the majority of binge eaters suffer from extreme cases of
depression. Whether binge eating further contributes to a person’s depression, is still largely unknown.
- Extreme forms of dieting or fasting has also been documented to contribute to binge eating disorder.
Studies suggest that more than half of people who suffer from binge eating disorder started dieting
before they started to binge.
- Binge eating disorder is also documented to be common amongst adults from age 26 to 55 and it strikes women
more than man. Binge eating disorder is more common among the severely obese and overweight but normal
healthy people have also been known to suffer from it.
So how can one stop binge eating?
5 Tips to Stop Unhealthy Binge Eating
1) Understanding the Situation
If you want to break free from binge eating, the first step is to be aware that you have a problem.
Start by understanding the difference between nutritional eating and emotional eating. Be mentally aware of your
food addictions and avoid grabbing the 3rd or 4th servings.
2) Avoiding Temptations
Start by getting rid all of all the desserts and unhealthy foods in your home. Keep in mind to clear out any
junk foods in your refrigerator and cupboards. Once that is done, half the battle is already won.
If you feel yourself struggling against the urge to binge eat, you can drink more water or eat some fruits such
as an apple to fill your stomach and curb your cravings from unhealthy junk foods.
3) Have 5 Small Meals a Day
Learn to break from the conventional 3 heavy meals a day to eating 5 small ones at regular intervals of the day.
A good rule of thumb is to eat a satisfying meal every 3 to 4 hours.
Keep in mind to also have a well prepared breakfast every morning. People who eat breakfast every morning are
known to jump start their metabolism. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are slimmer than those who
4) Get Some Exercise
Learning to exercise will not only help to lose weight the natural way but it also releases endorphins which are
chemicals produced by the brain to lift depression and improve overall physical and mental health. The release of
endorphins will also combat the effects of binge eating disorder.
5) Change of Habit, You Must
You have to realize that to permanently stop binge eating disorder, it will require you to strengthen your will
power as well as a change of habits to stop your food addiction.
And one of the tried and tested methods to get yourself motivated to stop binging successfully and permanently
is with self hypnosis.
Through self hypnosis, you will be able to subconsciously transforms those unhealthy eating
habits by reinforcing your own will power, inculcate a sense of discipline and strengthen your
determination to keep those unhealthy cravings for fatty, sweet or high calorie foods at bay.
Break free from your emotional and compulsive overeating with self hypnosis today.
This self hypnosis download can help you to stop binge eating!
Hypnosis can actually help you
- Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain, Oprah Magazine
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