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what can be done to stop overeating?

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Dr. Barbara Srur
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Join OA or therapy: Overeaters anonymous, is a self help group, which may be helpful. If you are eating for emotional reasons, your mind will never be satisfied. It is important to distinguish bad habits (i.e. Eating in front of the tv, boredom, sugar addiction) from emotional causes. Get support in your quest to acquire healthy habits relating to food.
Dr. Adam Front
Dr. Adam Front commented
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure," but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters Anonymous is based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop Compulsive Eating is welcome. Check www.oa.org for meetings in your area and more information.
Jul 22, 2013
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
See U PCP: U could be having symptoms of eating disorder , and if he thinks that he can refer u to a psychologist for evaluation.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Counseling.: Truth be told, overeating sometimes hides a primary psychological issue, such as depression. You may want to encourage seek counseling to elucidate the cause of your overeating.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Agreed!
Aug 15, 2015
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Prosthodontics 35 years experience
Seek help: If you are know that you are overeating and you can not control it you need help. Talk to a close friend or family member about your difficulty. If things do not get better within a few weeks seek professional help. This problem will not get better on its own and likely to get much worse in the future. Your body is telling you that there is something wrong. Listen!
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Counseling.: Truth be told, overeating sometimes hides a primary psychological issue, such as depression. You may want to seek counseling to elucidate the cause of your overeating. Otherwise, incorporating fiber into your diet will improve satiety and let you feel full while eating fewer calories.

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