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Doctor insights on: Overcoming Binge Eating By Dr Christopher Fairburn

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I would like to know about the strategies to overcome binge eating. Please explain.

I would like to know about the strategies to overcome binge eating. Please explain.

Counseling: Counseling and knowing how to normalize eating habits is essential in treating binge eating disorder, i recommend meeting with a dietition and a counseler to get a better idea about this, quickly .. Learning coping mechanisims and working on portion control is the best start to help overcome binge eating problems. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to overcome binge eating/ complusive overeating?

Is it possible to overcome binge eating/ complusive overeating?

CBT+meds: Generally speaking eating disorders respond best to combination of cbt (cognitive behavior therapy) and meds. However, it's best you discuss with your personal psychiatrist, therapist or priimary care physician as to what would be best way to begin treatment for you. ...Read more

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How can someone overcome binge eating and food obsession?

How can someone overcome binge eating and food obsession?

With treatment: You may have an eating disorder which needs treatment -- see your physician to get started. Many people purge also, through vomiting, laxatives, and diuretics, etc, increasing the danger. You need a full evaluation so you get the most appropriate help and therapy for your problem. There's also a 12-step group called overeater's anonymous which has been useful for many. http://www.oa.org/. ...Read more

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How to overcome binge eating disorder?

How to overcome binge eating disorder?

Psychotherapy: Get a complete physical to make sure BED is not compromising your health. Seek therapy with a qualified professional. BED is a way of coping with conflicts and emotions. When you identify what you are using food to deal with (ie, anxiety,fear, relationships) then you can find new ways of coping. You also must learn to respond to yourself in words instead of behavior. There is hope. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my binge eating disorder?

How do I overcome my binge eating disorder?

Get help: In order to overcome bing eating disorders, you will need the help of experts eating disorders. This is not something you can do on your own. ...Read more

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How do people overcome binge eating disorder?

How do people overcome binge eating disorder?

They get help!: Over eater's anonymous is a great place to get support, education ; to learn coping skills. It is free ; confidential. Working with a psychiatrist ;/or an addiction medicine specialist can also be very helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome my binge eating disorder?

Is it possible to overcome my binge eating disorder?

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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Please help.. How do people overcome binge eating disorder?

Please help.. How do people overcome binge eating disorder?

With help ;: Perseverance. Over eater's anonymous is a great place to get support, education ; to learn coping skills. It is free ; confidential. Working with a psychiatrist ;/or an addiction medicine specialist can also be very helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need help! will psychoanalytic therapy be useful to help me change my life and overcome binge eating?

It could.: Psychoanalytic therapy looks at how unconscious processes affect your thoughts and behaviors. Some of the unconscious reasons why people may binge eat may have to do w/ anxiety surrounding attachment ; feelings of security about having basic needs met at a young age, leading to constant oral stimulation as a symbol of attempting to gain nurturing, affection ; love. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over binge eating disorder?

What can I do to get over binge eating disorder?

See a specialist: I would reccomend working with an experienced clinician. It will take effort. Consider working with a group-look for overeaters anonomyous. Consider food sensitivities. Sometime gluten sensitivity can result in carbohydrate craving=consider trying gluten free. ...Read more

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What to do if I have wondered if I have binge eating disorder, but have concluded that I'm mostly just bored could use to get over this thing?

Emotional Eating: Many people with binge eating disorder eat because of feelings that are emotionally uncomfortable. Boredom is often another word for a feeling that is unpleasant that you have not defined for yourself. Getting over this requires learning what you are feeling and how to tolerate this without turning to food. Counseling could help as well as support groups. ...Read more

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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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Is binge eating unhealthy?

Yes: It is unhealthy. See a psychiatrist in your area for proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know I am binge eating?

How to know I am binge eating?

See definition: Binge eating disorder (bed) is characterized by loss of control over eating behaviors. The binge eater consumes unnaturally large amounts of food in a short time period, but unlike a bulimic, does not regularly engage in any inappropriate weight-reducing behaviors such as excessive exercise, induced vomiting, or taking laxatives following the binge episodes. www.answers.com/topic/binge-eating-disorder. ...Read more

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What is binge eating definition?

What is binge eating definition?

Uncontrolled w/food: Binge eating is characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly & to the point of experiencing physical pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and feelings of shame. When this occurs once a week for at least three months, it's considered binge eating disorder. It is a way of turning psychological conflict into physical action. It is treatable with therapy. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on binge eating?

It is unhealthy.: People who binge eat can get help. ...Read more

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I have binge eating, massive problem?

I have binge eating, massive problem?

Yes: Binge eating is a serious medical disorder that can lead to obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Please seek help immediately, talk to your doctor or any family members that might be understanding. Mutual support helps, many people have received life-changing help from Overeaters Anonymous. ...Read more

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Describe the features of binge eating.?

Describe the features of binge eating.?

Eating a lot: Binge eating involves eating a large amount of food impulsively in one sitting. The binge eater, like a binge drinker, will eat a lot of food rapidly, usually to help deal with an urge or anxiety or bad mood. The binge will usually feel really guilty afterwards as that person does not feel in control of his or her situation. ...Read more

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What are the health consequences of binge eating?

What are the health consequences of binge eating?

Binging: Effect on weight, self esteem and self image, energy level and other metabolic changes. ...Read more

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Binge eating at lunchwhat to do? What should I do?

Binge eating: Many people have been helped through overeaters anonymous, a 12 step group. I suggest you consider attending a group regularly, and getting a sponsor. Info and find a local meeting: http://www.Oa.Org/ also please see your physician for a complete history and physical -- and also to ask about mental health professionals in your area who specialize in treating eating disorders. ...Read more

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How to stop binge eating, especially on sugary foods?

How to stop binge eating, especially on sugary foods?

Try low glycemic: Try fruits and veggies with no junk food for three days. Your body will adjust and your cravings for sugar will subside. Sugary junk food is terribly addictive. But you can retrain your palate for healthy foods, and eating low glycemic index will stabilize your insulin and you won't feel so hungry. You can do it! ...Read more

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What are symptoms and charaterictics of binge eating?

What are symptoms and charaterictics of binge eating?

Multiple: Recurrent episodes of binge eating occurring at least once a week for three months; Eating a larger amount of food than normal during a short time frame (ie, two-hour period); Lack of control over eating during the binge episode (feeling as if you can’t stop eating or can’t control what or how much you are eating); Feeling disgusted, depressed, ashamed, or guilty afterwards. ...Read more

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Can binge eating cause gastritis?

Yes: Binge eating, especially spicy or fatty foods can definitely cause stomach irritation, or gastritis. If alcohol or caffeine were included with this binge, the risk is even higher. Hope this helps! ...Read more