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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Helpful Sites: One of best educational sites i've found on anxiety disorders = site of anxiety disorders assn of british columbia (canada), a gov't-funded non-profit: http://www.Anxietybc.Com another great site is that of anxiety & depression assn of america: http://bit.Ly/zfabis many who struggle w/anxiety also struggle w/depression & v.V. And many who develop depression r people w/early history of anxiety. ...Read more
I struggle with stopping to eat once I have started . Can you give me pointers on how to control my eating habits?
I struggle with stopping to eat once I have started. Can you give me pointers on how to control my eating habits.
Plan on eating less: Drink water before eating. Eat slowly. Take small portion. Increase fruit and vegetable in the meal. Have pleasant company and conversation. Good luck. ...Read more
Dieting and bingeing: unfortunately restricting your food intake often sets you up to binge. the best course of action is to find a registered dietician who can arrange a better meal plan for you. regular eating will reduce the urge to binge medication can occasionally help binge eating but this is a secondary intervention ...Read more
How can I control my aggression without using drugs? I have asperger's and i find it hard sometimes to control emotions.
Good for you!: Risperdal and Abilify (aripiprazole) are approved for children and adults with autistic spectrum disorders and irritability, you may do well with a combination of individual cognitive-behavioral therapy and social skills group therapy. There are "melt-tabs" forms of Risperdal and Abilify (aripiprazole) that work very quickly if you really get overwhelmed. Read all the tony attwood books and the latest books from dr. Grandin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Please seek out mental health treatment as soon as possible. The earlier you get started in treatment the better the outcome. See your family doctor to have any physical causes ruled out. Then contact a psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy. Do not forget to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and in general to takegood care of yourself.Don't forget alternative medicine options as well such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, tai chi, music therapy, and massage therapy. ...Read more
Counseling, group Rx: This is apparently a bigger problem than people admit. Eating is often a reaction to stress. Good habits and a strict diet can help, but are often not enough so counseling and group therapy can provide that extra edge. Counseling, especially with your doctor or a psychiatrist can give you insight into why this is done, and group therapy can help by showing you others with similar problems. ...Read more
Eat regularly: Eating small portions frequently helps you avoid the the extreme hunger that sometimes cause some people to binge. Avoiding situations that lead to the binges and replacing them with situations that are fun and relaxing may be helpful. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going on vacation soon and no matter what I do I can't diet or stop snacking. How can I stop eating and loose weight fast ?
Tough question: If your asthma is triggered by an allergy (animal dander, pollen,etc) removing as much of these as possible is a start. Removing rugs, carpeting, enclosing your mattress in an appropriate plastic cover is also a good start. If your asthma is exercise induced, take notice of the temperature outside when you exercise and have an attack. To be without a "resuce" inhaler is probably not a good idea ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Focus on benefits: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more
I think I am a stress eater and without consulting anyone how can I stop stress eating and lose weight?
Many strategies: You are consulting someone right now- don't be afraid to consult with others; this is a very common problem & i advise being open about it! the key is to find other strategies for coping with stress besides eating.These articles give some good ideas & have links to others: http://weightloss.About.Com/od/emotionsmotivation/a/blemeat.Htm http://stress.About.Com/od/dietandsuppliments/a/emotional.Htm. ...Read more
I've replaced depression with binge eating, how can I stop binge eating without taking on another bad habit?
Very tough: The best thing is to eat fast food rarely and in smaller portions. ...Read more
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