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how to know i am binge eating?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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See definition: Binge eating disorder (bed) is characterized by loss of control over eating behaviors. The binge eater consumes unnaturally large amounts of food in a short time period, but unlike a bulimic, does not regularly engage in any inappropriate weight-reducing behaviors such as excessive exercise, induced vomiting, or taking laxatives following the binge episodes. www.answers.com/topic/binge-eating-disorder.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is binge eating?

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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Periodic overeating: As its name implies, binge eating refers to periodically eating vastly more than nutritional requirements would demand. This is an unhealthy pattern of eating, sometimes driven by emotional stress or by preceding undereating, for instance in extreme dieting. Binges followed by purging through vomiting or laxative use constitute classical bulemia, a dangerous eating disorder.
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I would like to know about the strategies to overcome binge eating. Please explain.

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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Counseling: Counseling and knowing how to normalize eating habits is essential in treating binge eating disorder, i recommend meeting with a dietition and a counseler to get a better idea about this, quickly .. Learning coping mechanisims and working on portion control is the best start to help overcome binge eating problems.
Dr. Howard Cohen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 61 years experience
First understand that binge eating is a mechanism to deal with stress. Remember that stress is the individual's response to what is going on. It may be depression, too little work, too much work, relationship problems, money problems, personal or family illness, etc. secondly, eat 4 to 6 times daily at specified times. Eat smaller portions. Find a second way to deal with stress.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

My friend says there are three types of therapies to cure binge eating. What are they?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: Consider this 1- eat smart- certain foods are more "addictive" than others-especially high fat, high glycemic food 2-counseling and 12 step like overeaters anonymous 3 medications that help curb appettie 4-excercise regimens that also curb appetites.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I keep binge eating and don't know how to stop?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Binge eating.: Encourage you to try a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It is free, confidential, informative, supportive, ; can be effective. You will learn about your dysfunctional relationship w food as well as finding out about healthier coping behaviors. Would see your physician to determine if there are any underlying medical conditions. Working w an addiction medicine specialist can help.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What to do if I'm almost certain I have a problem with binge eating but don't know what to do?

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Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
Mutual Support: Try attending a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, many patients find the support here helpful and life-changing. You can also seek help from a therapist with experience in eating disorders or addictions. Best.

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