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Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Overview)

Binge eating is a condition consisting of episodes of eating extremely large amounts of food in a short time, and may be related to feelings of depression or being overweight.


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What is binge eating definition?

What is binge eating definition?

Uncontrolled w/food: Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly & to the point of experiencing physical pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and feelings of shame. When this occurs once a week for at least three months, it's considered binge eating disorder. It is a way of turning psychological conflict into physical action. It is treatable with therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Skversky
552 doctors shared insights

Binge Eating (Overview)

Binge eating is a condition consisting of episodes of eating extremely large amounts of food in a short time, and may be related to feelings of depression or being overweight.


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How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

BED: Those with binge eating do, unlike bulimia, do not purge, fast, or engage in strenuous exercises. ...Read more

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Overcoming Bulimia & Binge Eating (Checklist)

Don't skip meals
daily
List binge triggers
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Get professional help
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Is vomiting a mandatory symptom for diagnosis of binge eating disorders?

Is vomiting a mandatory symptom for diagnosis of binge eating disorders?

No: Self induced vomiting is the most common method to compensate for binge eating episodes in the purging type of bulimia nervosa. Others include misuse of laxatives. Diuretics, enemas. However there are other methods of compensating which include excessive exercise and fasting classified as the nonpurging type. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the normal signs of binge-eating?

Can you tell me the normal signs of binge-eating?

Do you mean Common?: Binge eating can become extremely abnormal. Many folks will overeat at times but not routinely. Thanksgiving, christmas and new years are examples. Red flags fly when we have daily fears of gaining weight, eat too little, cave in and eat too much. Binging guilt leads to purging - forced vomiting or laxatives. Hiding binge food, solitary binging, pretend eating meals are serious binge eating signs. ...Read more

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Is there one best test to diagnose binge eating?

Is there one best test to diagnose binge eating?

Best expert Doc: Binge eating disorder is best diagnosed not by a physician in general practice, but, by a physician who treats it chronicallly and consistently with success. Binge eatiing is not a psychological or mental disorder. It is the lack of normal physiologic desire for food. These patients are not "mental" nor "psycho". They are patients that have tried "too"hard..... Too few docs recognize this.. ...Read more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if the diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting micronutrients
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How do I control my binge eating without using medications?

Binge eating: Cognitive behavior approaches may improve binge eating without medication. It is important to avoid purging of any kind and to know that hunger often triggers bingeing. A cognitive therapist might recommend that you avoid getting hungry by eating a relatively monotonous diet. Overeater's anonymous helps with emotionally driven bingeing. ...Read more

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