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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 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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What to do to control binge eating?

What to do to control binge eating?

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

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Can i tell me how i can control binge eating?

Can i tell me how i can control binge eating?

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

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Is late night binge eating possibly drug related?

Is late night binge eating possibly drug related?

binge eating: It is common in people taking stimulants for add. Stimulants suppress appetite during day and makes them hungry after medication effect goes away. ...Read more

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How can I control binge eating and lose weight?

How can I control binge eating and lose weight?

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 more

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I want to lose weight but keep binge eating. How do I get better control?

I want to lose weight but keep binge eating. How do I get better control?

Consider: Over eater's anonymous. It is a free, confidential ; effective program. ...Read more

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I have an emotional binge eating issue. I just cant seem to control myself anymore and i am worried its getting out of control. How can i fix this?

Binge eating: The condition of binge eating is causing distress, then consultation with a mental health provider is indicated. There are a number of therapeutic options for treatment, and a mental health provider can help you decide what is most appropriate for your case. ...Read more

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One day i'm starving myself and the other binge eating! I have no more self control. Why?

One day i'm starving myself and the other binge eating! I have no more self control. Why?

Treatment needed: You may have bulimia. Binging can also be seen as an instance of non-suicidal self-injury and deserves further evaluation. Medical evaluation given the associated risks to these eating problems may also be warranted so do speak with your PCP about this ASAP. ...Read more

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I've got a binge eating problem. I have ate tons of spaghetti and now i feel dizzy and like i'm going to pass out. Any tips on controlling my issue?

I've got a binge eating problem. I have ate tons of spaghetti and now i feel dizzy and like i'm going to pass out. Any tips on controlling my issue?

Watch the Sugars: You sound as if you may be getting some reactive hypoglycemia. This means that your blood sugars may be dropping slightly after a big carb load (pasta) as your pancreas releases Insulin to deal with the simple sugars you just took in. Try smaller meals more often and with less simple sugars. ...Read more

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I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs, started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how get help?

I overcame bulimia for 15 yrs,  started binging no purge overcame for 8yr no help. Now it is back binge eating disorder out of control how  get help?

Professional help: I would recent a counselor optimally one experienced with eating disorders . Over eating anonymous is a group like aa .Consider removing gluten .Gluten sensitive sea to prompt carbohydrate craving sometimes.Make a written contract with yourself-write down everything you eat calculate the number of calories appropriate to eat for you and keep track may also 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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Suffer with bulimia I weighed 21 stone now I weigh 15 but at min I just can't control the binge eating?

Suffer with bulimia I weighed 21 stone now I weigh 15 but at min I just can't control the binge eating?

Please seek: Treatment with a psychiatrist and therapist as soon as possible. Bulimia and other eating disorders are distressing, and they are serious illnesses that require treatment. Please do not delay. Good luck! ...Read more

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What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. ...Read more

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Best way to stop binge eating, over eating or stop snacking when u don't need to or not hungry. Cant control eating since lap band removed.

Tough Question: What you describe almost sounds like an addiction. I would recommend finding another safer, healthier outlet for these cravings. Exercise would be perfect. Also, don't buy the food and put it where you can easily get it. If its not available, you can't eat it. If you are tempted to leave the house to go get something, make a rule that you must run on the treadmill for 20 minutes first. ...Read more

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