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How do I stop binging and purging?

How do I stop binging and purging?

Stopping Bing&Purge: We all need help when it comes to an eating disorder. Typically this disorder starts with a 'successful" weight loss; usually by a quite severe restriction in food intake. Then the person feels sucessful, but is unable to maintain such a small food intake, then they start to regain wt and resort to laxatives and vomiting. You need to find a medical professional experienced in eating disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more


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How can I stop binging/purging?

How can I stop binging/purging?

Binging & Purging: If both binging and purging, it's very dangerous to you. Please see your doctor about this to make sure your health is stable. Also you'll benefit from working with a psychiatrist & psychologist or other therapist who know eating disorders well. Sometimes inpatient treatment is a good way to start, but recommendations are based on the individual and what support you have at home. Don't wait! ...Read more

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How to stop binging when you have bulemia?

Team approach: You need to see a team of specialists. A counselor, a dietician and either and internal medicine doctor or an obgyn who knows the medical changes caused by bulemia. You will likely need to see a psychiatrist as well, but not always. Through this combination you will be better able to try to stop binging. ...Read more

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How do you stop binging when you have bulimia?

How do you stop binging when you have bulimia?

Psychotherapy helps: Bulimia is an eating disorder for which psychological help from a counselor or therapist is needed. These are professionals who are trained in how to help people with such issues. Working with a doctor and a dietitian while seeking help from a psychologist is the key to success. Doctors sometimes also prescribe antidepressant medications to help people with bulimia. ...Read more

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How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

Why do it alone?: Professional help would make your recovery process much easier, and more likely to keep moving in a positive direction. So, why not avail yourself of this? It's an endless cycle otherwise. You can find plenty of information through the national eating disorders association: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/ good luck to you! ...Read more

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What can you do to stop binge eating/cravings completely?

What can you do to stop binge eating/cravings completely?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no complete "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How can you stop binging at night?

How can you stop binging at night?

What so you do?: Maybe you could trky and eat very healthy things like veges or fruits or high fiber. They will taste great and fill you up. I wish you the best and let me know how you do and if you need more help. ...Read more

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How can you stop anorexic behavior?

How can you stop anorexic behavior?

See a specialist: There are a lot of specialists in anorexia. They can work with you from a variety of perspectives like behavior therapy and/or cognitive therapy. Reading is also valuable. There are great books out there on anorexia and learning to manage the disorder and behavior, like decoding anorexia: how breakthroughs in science offer hope for eating disorders. ...Read more

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How do I stop bingeing when dieting?

How do I stop bingeing when dieting?

See below: Most diets are like holdng your breath. Eventually you have to breath. If you deprive yourself by dieting, binging often follows. Better to reduce your portion size of most of your foods (except non starchy veggies) and allow yourself small portions of the foods that you crave perhaps once or twice a week. That way you will lose weight and not destroy your efforts by binging. ...Read more

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How can you stop binge eating?

How can you stop binge eating?

Seek help: It is not the act of binging eating that you need to control.There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents.Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process.You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from binging or snacking when stressed?

How can I stop myself from binging or snacking when stressed?

Do something else: Try to do something else to relieve the stress. Preferably something incompatible with binging - for example exercise. It's hard to binge when you're working out. Later when you're tired try to determine how you can avoid the stress in the first place. ...Read more

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How can you stop craving snacks and binging?

Cravings: Hypnosis may help with cravings and binge eating. Psychotherapy may help. If the underlying cause if depression or a medical condition that needs to be treated. If its emotional overeating may fall into an ocd type spectrum topamax has been shown to been effective in controlling cravings and also sometimes cravings for soda and alcohol the answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact. ...Read more

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How can you stop yourself from binging?

How can you stop yourself from binging?

Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you stop binging and get over depression?

How can you stop binging and get over depression?

Meds and/or therapy : Binging may be symptom of depression or depression may be part of bulimia. You did not mention purging, but would need more extensive history for diagnosis. Therapy an possibly medication would definitely help. Hope you feel better about i yourself soon. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop food binges?

What can you do to stop food binges?

Zonisamide: There behavioral interventions and pharmacologic interventions that are helpful. A good doctor to work with is aa psychiatrist. The medication that has the best evidence is zonisamide but some patients need 400mg a day which can cause some GI side effects. ...Read more

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How can you stop myself from binge eating?

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How can you stop myself from binge eating?

Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I stop overeating?

I encourage you to: Investigate a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It can be effective. Evaluation by your physician would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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How can you stop that late night binge eating?

How can you stop that late night binge eating?

Seek help: It is not the act of binging eating that you need to control.There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents.Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process.You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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Obese. Why do food behaviors seem automatic, out of control? What can I do to stop myself? Cravings, binge eating. Willpower is not effective enough.

Obese. Why do food behaviors seem automatic, out of control? What can I do to stop myself? Cravings, binge eating. Willpower is not effective enough.

Binge eating: Start by seeing your pcp to rule out medical causes for overeating, increased appetite or food cravings. If you have binge eating disorder, treatment usually consists of interpersonal therapy, cognitive therapy and/or medication. Nutritional counseling is often recommended. Consider finding an eating disorder clinic, which offers a team approach. See: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/binge-eating-disorder I hope this helps. ...Read more

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