Are You a Binge Eater?

Even if we’re on a diet plan, we’re all guilty of overeating from time to time, especially when it comes to those special occasions – family get-togethers, dining out or attending special events. You know what I’m talking about – that bloated, uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, sometimes resulting in stomach-ache, after a huge meal.

Lots of us do it once in a while. But occasionally overeating is not Binge Eating Disorder. The National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD) describe this disorder as: “Characterized by insatiable cravings that can occur any time of the day or night, usually secretive, and filled with shame.”

According to the UK National Health Service (NHS) they define this affliction as “Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat on a regular basis through regular binges”. The general rule of thumb is given as at least once a wee

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How to Stop Binge Eating: Things That You Can Do to Stop Yourself From Overeating

Binge eating is an eating disorder where someone eats without exactly been hungry. A binge eater eats based on emotions and sentiments. They consume plenty of food within a short time when they are sad, depressed, guilt, stressed, angry or lonely. If this problem is not checked, it becomes a problem that cannot be disposed easily. This uncontrolled form of eating food is not only commonplace among the obese. It can affect anyone, young or old, man or woman, parents and even children.

If a child is suffering from a binge eating disorder, there are things to look out for. Firstly, you would notice that the child eats a lot in between meals especially during arguments and difficulties at school. Secondly, if your child is trying to add the fact that he or she just ate, you might have a binge eater on your hands. Most kids would put on weight because of these eating habits and would want to hide their weight inside baggy clothing.

There are health risks involved with someo

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What Do Binge Eating Episodes Have In Common?

Not all binge eating looks the same. And I say that despite the DSM-5 criteria for Binge Eating Disorder.

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S. It’s characterized by recurrent and persistent episodes of binge eating. The episodes feel out of control. They’re also associated with distress regarding the bingeing, and with 3 or more of the following:

• Eating much more rapidly than normal

• Eating until uncomfortably full

• Eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry

• Eating alone due to embarrassment over the quantity of food eaten

• Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed, or guilty afterward.

In bulimia, the above behaviors are typically followed regularly by compensatory purging. But purging behaviors are either absent or only sporadically used in binge eating disorder.

Okay, diagnostic criteria aside, I’ve observe

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How The Law of Attraction Can Assist In Depression And Eating Disorders?

How can an individual use the Law of Attraction to help in overcoming the possibilities of depressions and ailments? Many women who are dealing with eating disorders have substantially enhanced in the previous couple of years. Some specialists think that there possibly is somehow a connection between bulimia, anxiousness and depression. Eating disorders typically are associated with various other prolonged problems. Binge eating for instance has actually been related with self-esteem issues.

To help with depression and eating disorders one can make use of the Law of Attraction. Finding out about the fact of the Law of Attraction has actually assisted many people to uplift their existing health conditions.

You can create your life experience and make it whatever you want it to be. Many people who have never ever become aware of the Law of Attraction think that they need to await things to get better or that they are at the mercy of an external force or a greater power.

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Eating Disorders – How Do I Diffuse My Anorexic Daughter When She Has a Meltdown?

One of the best ways you can diffuse your daughters emotional outbursts is to stay calm yourself. I hear from so many parents, “All I said was…and she freaked out! I feel like I am making things worse.”

Your daughter has a voice inside her mind that is abusive and controlling. When you ask her to eat more food or try to talk to her about purging, its like a land mine goes off in her mind. The eating disorder voice is reacting to you, not your daughter. When you realize this it will help you be more objective and not react as emotionally to her.

She does not yet know that this is the eating disorder voice or even if this concept has been explained to her, she cannot yet accept it. So when you make a simple request and suggest she put butter on her toast, it becomes World War III. The eating disorder demands she not allow any fat in her diet so the more upset she gets the less likely you are to push.

The reality is to a certain degree it is effec

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Binge Eating and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Beyond a physical drive for food or water, shelter and safety, what motivates our behavior?

According to humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow, our actions are motivated in order achieve certain needs. His hierarchy suggests that people are motivated to fulfill basic needs before moving on to other, more advanced needs.maslow hierarchy of needs

His hierarchy of needs model is often displayed as a pyramid, with the lowest or base levels of the pyramid being our most basic human needs. Our more complex needs are at the top of the pyramid.

In a nutshell, it means that our basic needs must be met first before we can move on to meet more complex needs. For instance, it’s hard to focus on self-esteem if you’re starving.

As we get our basic needs met, we move up the pyramid. Our needs become more psychological and social rather than physical. Soon, our needs for love, friendship and intimacy become important for our overall well-being and healt

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Do Bulimia and Anorexia Tend to Be Hereditary Disorders?

When a family member sufferers from either bulimia or anorexia, one rather important question that may cross the mind of that person is whether the same disorder will one day affect their children. Although there are no solid reasons as to why someone may or may not suffer from an eating disorder; research does suggest that genetics may actually play some role in deciding who is at risk.

What research says – is that studies show there are certain genetic factors involved in deciding if another family member may be at risk from developing an eating disorder, when one family member already has one (or has suffered from one). For example:

1. It is estimated that 10% of all bulimia and anorexia sufferers have a family member already suffering from one of the disorders.

2. Children are at a 10% higher risk of suffering from an eating disorder when another family member is already suffering from one.

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It’s Not a Diet – It’s an Eating Disorder!

Anorexia and bulimia are both eating disorders and are often mentioned together, yet each is the opposite of the other. In simple terms, bulimia is over eating and anorexia is under-eating to the point of starvation.

In bulimia, a person overeats and then compensates by frantic exercise, or purging through the use of laxatives or by vomiting. It was once believed that bulimia was solely a psychological disorder because overeating was followed by feelings of guilt and low self-esteem that then triggered purging. It was also believed that anorexia, the refusal to eat, was brought on by a sense of inferiority caused by the person comparing him or herself to some impossible physical ideal, like those portrayed in magazines or in films. And so anorexia was considered psychological as well. While this is certainly true and both have psychological components, it is now possible that both disorders are also psychiatric, because they appear to have physical origin in the brain. New st

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For the Loved Ones of Those Suffering With an Eating Disorder


One of the most difficult tasks any of us face is watching the struggle and suffering of those we love.

It is especially difficult and heart wrenching to watch a loved one suffer with an eating disorder. What makes it so difficult are its far reaching effects: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual damage, confusion, and chaos. With anorexia that chaos and confusion can be hidden under rigid perfectionism and an illusion of control. With bulimia and binge eating disorder, the confusion and chaos may be more obvious to us on the outside.

It is hard to watch suffering which seems initially deceptively “avoidable” or “fixable”. It doesn’t take long, however, to see the complexity.

In helping a loved one suffering with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, I offer a few ideas to consider:

1.) Remember – eating disorders are complex and most often require many kinds of help. Don’t try t

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Eating Disorder & Pregnancy – Will Anorexia Kill the Baby?

How does pregnancy and eating disorder work together? A friend of mine was twenty four when she was pregnant for the fist time in her life. That was great news. But I knew from her that she was suffering from a severe eating disorder. Would the baby be able to survive? Would she even put her own life at risk?

Karen was battling anorexia for almost ten years when she found out that she was pregnant. She was in the third month already before she knew it. Because of her eating disorder her period did come and come irregularly, often not at all. She also was vomiting several times a day. It was normal to her. That is why she discovered her pregnancy very late.

Women that suffer from anorexia nervosa or any other eating disorder do not really like to go to the physician. They are scared that their disease is discovered. It was the same with Karen but now she had to do something. She was worried that the baby would die, starve to death because she was not eating much at all.

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