How Do You Treat Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder is a medical term for uncontrolled patterns of eating behavior. Binge Eating Disorder is a condition where a person tends to eat a very large amount of food at a time, even if the sufferer can continue to eat even if he is not hungry.

Health experts still cannot find the cause of binge eating disorders that tend to be more often experienced by women when compared to this man. One thing is certain, this eating disorder is the opposite of anorexia where people with binge eating disorder have a high risk of obesity. This happens because people with binge eating disorder will have a desire to eat that cannot stop for a certain time and even the sufferer can eat food secretly because they feel embarrassed.

Characteristics of binge eating disorder
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Characteristics of binge eating disorder sufferers are that they will tend to consume food in very large amounts compared to what others eat. These foods tend to be spent more quickly and will continue to be eaten uncontrollably even though the stomach is no longer hungry. Uniquely, often sufferers will tend to eat alone because of embarrassment and then feel guilty and upset why they cannot control their excessive diet.

Who usually experiences this syndrome?

Binge eating disorder is a common thing. Anyone can experience binge eating disorder. But this is more common in women than men, and women who experience this are more than women who experience other eating behaviors, such as anorexia nervosa. This deviation often occurs in adolescents or young adults.

Do I have binge eating disorder?

Try to answer the following questions:

  1. Do you feel uncontrolled when eating something?
  2. Do you always think about food or what will you eat?
  3. Do you eat quietly often, to avoid being seen by others?
  4. Do you eat until you feel pain?
  5. Do you eat food if you are sad, depressed, and stressed?
  6. Do you feel embarrassed after eating something?
  7. Don't you have the power to stop eating, even though you want to stop?
If the answer to the question on average is yes, then chances are you have a binge eating disorder. It's a good idea to immediately consult a psychiatrist because this eating disorder is known to be related to stress or depression which is fed with food which can cause a sense of satisfaction and calm. One thing is certain, do not let this eating disorder persist because the risk of obesity can arise and cause various dangerous diseases to arrive.

Binge  Eating Disorder Symptoms.

Signs of behavior :

  1. Can't stop yourself when eating
  2. Quickly consume food in large portions
  3. Keep eating even though you feel full
  4. Hide when eating
  5. Eat normally in front of people but when eating alone, eat greedily
  6. Always eat most of the day and have no time to eat

Signs of emotion.

  1. Feeling stressed and depressed then thinking that you can only calm down if you eat
  2. Feel very embarrassed because the portion you have eaten
  3. Never satisfied as much as any food eaten
  4. Desperate to control your weight and habits

How do I deal with binge eating disorder?

Change your mindset about food.

Food is something that is consumed when the body needs it, not because of the medicine for your emotional taste. Listen to your body, because then you can determine when you feel hungry, feel full, or even feel sick because of a food. Focus on what you eat, by enjoying the taste and texture of your food. Then determine your meal hours, don't eat when you feel hungry. Because this will cause you to overeat.

Look for other ways to treat your feelings.

One of the biggest problems with this deviation is eating because you want to escape stress and feeling depressed. Therefore, look for reasons why and when you feel unable to control yourself against food. Write down what makes you depressed or stressed, then what you feel before and after eating, and do each of you feel depressed. By doing this, you can look for causes and what happens when you are depressed. After finding out, try to find other things that can treat your feelings, such as writing, reading a book, or even exercising. These activities will keep you away from food and eliminate the feeling of pressure slowly.

What home remedies can be done to treat binge eating disorder?

The first step in stopping BED is to talk to a medical professional. He can help diagnose this behavior correctly, determine the severity and recommend the most appropriate treatment. These following home remedies can help you deal with Binge Eating Disorder:
  1. Because this problem mostly starts from your mind, then realizing that you have this problem and starting to change yourself is your best choice.
  2. Find out what triggers your BED. This is an important step in learning how to control your binge eating drive.
  3. Most of your desire to eat appears emotionally, so try to distinguish true hunger. Then, obey your diet schedule, for example 3 meals a day with a little snack in the afternoon.
  4. Choose healthy food. A diet consisting of foods high in protein and healthy fats, with lots of fruits and vegetables will help you stay full and provide the nutrients you need.
  5. Also, when your desire to eat appears, you can take a breath, then ask yourself why you should eat now, why not later, why is this food, why at this time, how do you feel. Thinking about all these questions will reduce your appetite, so that you no longer eat.
  6. Ideally, living a healthy lifestyle will also work. Exercising, sleeping, or sharing with other binge eating disorder sufferers is very helpful. This makes you feel fresher every day and that you are not alone.
  7. Regular exercise. Exercise can help increase weight loss, improve body image and improve your mood and anxiety symptoms.
  8. Enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is associated with higher calorie intake and irregular eating patterns. Make sure to at least sleep 7-8 hours a day.
In addition to the methods above , you can attend to a group therapy sessions who led by a therapist. They will provide an effective method to recover the participants from binge eating disorder.

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