What sets binge eating apart from
normal eating patterns is the distress and lack of control one feels regarding bingeing. In essence bingeing and compulsive
over-eating becomes disruptive to a persons life. Full and hungry signals become mixed or not detectable at all and a sufferer
may feel “hungry” all of the time. Bingeing on salty or sugary food may also set the body up for cravings and
binges leads to more binges. Eventually the sufferer begins to feel out of control of the binges all together and a feeling
of "automatic pilot sets in." This is where treatment and support set in, completely changing the course of the
disorder, and the course of the sufferers life.
is a more detailed view of the symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder (also know as compulsive over-eating).
Binge Eating Disorder
- Recurrent episodes of binge
eating. An episode is characterized by: 1. Eating a larger amount of food than normal during a short period of time
(within any two hour period) 2. Lack of control over eating during the binge
episode (i.e. the feeling that one cannot stop eating).
- Binge eating episodes are associated with three or more of the following:
1. Eating until
feeling uncomfortably full
2. Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry
3. Eating much more rapidly than normal
4. Eating alone because you are embarrassed by how
much you're eating
5. Feeling disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating
- Marked distress regarding
binge eating is present
- Binge eating occurs,
on average, at least 2 days a week for six months
binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate
behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not
occur exclusively during the
course of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa.
Woodleaf Eating Disorder Center is committed
to the treatment of binge eating disorder. We not only address the underly issues that may prompt the bingeing to occur but
look at the emotional, physical, environmental and nutritonal issues that may be present. Our goal is to work with you every
step of the way to shift your life, your behaviors and to reclaim your life. For any questions about our binge eating program
contact us today for a free phone consultation.
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