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Overeating = eating too much, too quickly.
Overeating = eating too much, too quickly.
It can be for some: Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food. The behavior with food expresses an underlying issue, conflict or problem. Bingeing feels like “the” problem, but it is actually a “symptom” of a deeper problem or conflict, such as anxiety. Obesity is usually a result of eating too much, but that may or may not be a result of binge eating. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look into treatments: Psychotherapy may help you understand why you binge eat. I would stick to a very healthy diet without additives. Topirate can cause you to lose your craving for food and create a feeling of fullness. Average weight loss is 23 pounds. Other products that you can look into include green coffee bean extract, ashwaganda and raspberry ketones. Check out www. Lef.Org for great articles on these topics. ...Read more
No: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more
They might mean: If you don't eat throughout they day, you are more likely to make up for it by having an overly large meal at night. The total amount of weight that you gain in the course of the day is directly proportional to the area under the curve representing the amount of Insulin that your pancreas has secreted. With one large meal it secretes a lot of Insulin thus causing your body to retain calories. Those calories spread throughout the day would lead to less weight gain because smaller Insulin peaks occur. ...Read more
Binge Eating: People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions. As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try FAA: Compulsion is part of a spectrum of disorders like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and in the setting of food, really is related to food addiction. I would seek professional counseling or get plugged in with an experienced bariatric physician. Another resource to get you started is faa, food addicts anonymous. http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GET WIDE TESTING: Binge eating has many causes. The link to depression or nerves means you want these treated. Sam-e never adds weight for depression. Anxiety is common and many eat themselves into "comfort.." make sure you sleep 8 plus hours and have some fun or you will play with food to offset overwork. What does food do for you? Know answer and on the right road. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Acknowledging being out of control can be more effective than trying to control it more. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Anyone with a desire to stop compulsive eating is welcome. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Completed h.Pylori treatment. But now, I am having excessive gas, getting chest pressure/pain. My GI said its cause of overeating.But i dont. Any ideas
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can: Alcohol does have calories & actually increases Insulin resistance in tissues. When you drink, foods you are more likely to go to fat stores than be converted to energy. So for an equivalent meal, alcohol tends to chub you up where other beverages do not.Alcoholics may appear lean because they choose to by alcohol rather than food. ...Read more