Binge Eating Disorders: ProgramInformation on Eating Disorders to Help You Stop Binge Eating
Break the all-or-nothing thinking of dieters and emotional eaters with strategies that foster normal eating.
Almost 1/3 of women who seek treatment to lose weight have binge eating disorder. Yet this eating disorder -- perhaps the most common of the eating disorders - is much less recognized than the eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia.
The typical perception is that an obese person is someone who just eats too much. Yet many obese people suffer from binge eating disorder - a form of emotional eating that overtakes their lives. Indeed, most people develop eating disorders as a coping mechanism for emotions and feelings that are difficult for them to handle.
This article gives information on eating disorders, and guides binge eaters in getting help for eating disorders. "
"Defining Binge Eating Disorders
The official definition of binge eating disorder describes a person who:
eats very large amounts of food in a rapid manner
within a short period of time (two hours or so)
two or more times a week
for a period of six months or more
accompanied by a feeling of being out of control.
Less frequency or shorter length of time may describe binge eaters, which is a step below binge eating disorder on an emotional eating scale.
The most important distinction between overeating and binge eating or binge eating disorder is the feeling of being out of control. The feeling of loss of control lies at the core of the reason for binge eating disorders. Binge eating has become a way to cope with feelings, yet it doesn't really help. Binge eaters have developed a habit of soothing or escaping from emotions through the use of food, but end up exacerbating their uncomfortable feelings in the long run."
"Binge eating is the most common overeating mechanism. Binge eating is simply eating too much food. Often people binge eat to deal with stress, fear, anger or other tough emotions. A common binge eating episode is eating a whole tub of ice-cream at the end of a stressful day. Another common binge eating episode is dieting and crashing. This was my biggest problem when it came to weight loss. I would diet extremely, eating too little, and I’d be able to keep it up for a few days. However on the 6th or 7th day I would crash, and binge eat - basically eating all the fatty sugary foods I’ve been avoiding. "
I KNOW THIS IS A LONGGGGGGG POST AND IM NOT TRYING TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR MYSELF BUT AFTER READING A FEW BLOGS AND JUST READING HOW PEOPLE HAVE A HARD TIME WITH PREP AND DIET AND ENERGY AND FEELING AND PMS AND FAMILY AND SCHEDULE AND MONEY AND SO ON I THOUGHT I LOOK THIS UP AND SEE HOW IT EFFECTED ANYONE ELSE.
(NOTE I ALSO KNOW MANY OF US ARE DIETING THE WAY WE DO BY CHOICE FOR CONTEST ETC SO DIETING EXTREME IS NO SUCH THING FOR US ITS JUST THE WAY WE HAVE TO EAT TO REACH GOALS)