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How do I control my binge eating without using medications?

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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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 control my anxiety, without using medicines?

How can I control my anxiety, without using medicines?

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

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How can I control my binge eating and over-exercising?

How can I control my binge eating and over-exercising?

Get help: The pattern of behavior you describe is often part of a life disrupting eating disorder. Seeing a mental health professional for careful diagnosis and treatment can spare you having this condition get worse than it is. ...Read more

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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?

Slow down: First: eat one bite, put the fork down. Count your chews for a minute. Count another minute or two and then take another bite. Second: make proteins the majority of your calories. Cut out sugar. Three don't fill the plate very full. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do to control thrush, using my diet?

What can I do to control thrush, using my diet?

Diet: Reduce milk & milk products. Avoid sugars (refined sugar, commercial fruit juice, honey, maple syrup, sucrose & fructose). Eliminate refined carbohydrates from diet. Increase garlic intake. ...Read more

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I'm on a diet and I can't stop binge eating. How can I stop?

I'm on a diet and I can't stop binge eating. How can I stop?

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

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How can I control my aggression without using drugs? I have asperger's and i find it hard sometimes to control emotions.

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 more

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How do I deal with depression without taking pills?

How do I deal with depression without taking pills?

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

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How can I stop my impulsive eating?

How can I stop my impulsive eating?

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

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Sometimes I binge on unhealthy foods and I regret it. How can I learn self-control?

Sometimes I binge on unhealthy foods and I regret it. How can I learn self-control?

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

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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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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 ?

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 ?

Switch: If you can't stop eating, then switch the foods you eat to low glycemic, low fat foods and add an exercise routine to your daily activity. No. Magic to losing weight. You need a plan. ...Read more

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How do I stop compulsive eating on a binge?

How do I stop compulsive eating on a binge?

Many: Avoid buying these foods or keeping them readily available. Keep your stomach full of healthy things like fruits and vegetables. Drink water. Stress reduction and exercise. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

What can I do to control my asthma naturally without using drugs?

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 more

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How do I stop junk food cravings forever? How can I control my mind?

How do I stop junk food cravings forever?  How can I control my mind?

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

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I think I am a stress eater and without consulting anyone how can I stop stress eating and lose weight?

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

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I've replaced depression with binge eating, how can I stop binge eating without taking on another bad habit?

I've replaced depression with binge eating, how can I stop binge eating without taking on another bad habit?

Treatment: Treat your depression. If you are truly eating to overcome your feelings of depression, then you will either not improve or start another, possibly more dangerous, habit unless to treat the underlying depression. ...Read more

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How can I control anxiety from not eating?

How can I control anxiety from not eating?

Proper diet: Eating a healthy amount of a good diet can help your body feel balanced. Hunger pains are somewhat similar to anxiety and can be confused. Some of my patients eat extra because of this confustion and wind up overweight. Sometimes this is called comfort eating. ...Read more