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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
Binge eating: Binge eating can result when the person tries to modulate mood through food. You need to develop a different relationship with food so that it becomes something you nourish -- rather than reward or punish -- yourself with. Groups like overeaters anonymous http://www.Oa.Org/ provide support and also practices that help binge eating. Depression can worsen it -- see a psychiatrist for eval ; help. ...Read more
Some options: 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. ...Read more
Medications?: Get your thyroid tested. Also, see your internist. You may need therapy. ...Read more
Binge eating: Support groups & self-help groups such as eating do anonymous & overeaters anonymous, nutritional counseling with a dietitian, recreational activities, cognitive therapy (behaviors result from our own thoughts, not from outside influences), and medications such as orlistat, cortisol, zinc (discuss these with your doctor). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consider: Over eater's anonymous. It is a free, confidential ; effective program. ...Read more
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