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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Overeating (Overview)

Overeating = eating too much, too quickly.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
493 doctors shared insights

Overeating (Overview)

Overeating = eating too much, too quickly.


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Everyone says if i don't eat i will end up binge eating. What does that mean?

Everyone says if i don't eat i will end up binge eating. What does that mean?

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

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How can I treat my compulsive overeating without going to see a therapist?

How can I treat my compulsive overeating without going to see a therapist?

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 more

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Can you control overeating?

Can you control overeating?

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 more

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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

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

Sources of gas...: Air in the digestive tract may come from variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory & infectious causes. Its easy to test 4 these. ...Read more

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My friend says there are three types of therapies to cure binge eating. What are they?

My friend says there are three types of therapies to cure binge eating. What are they?

TALK * ACTION * MEDS: So i believe it would be psychotherapy (talk)/ cognitive therapy (thoughts) / behavior therapy (actions). I would add in medications or pharmacotherapy as well. Combination of all the above at sometime or all together. ...Read more

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What are some good tips to get rid of bloated feeling after overeating?

What are some good tips to get rid of bloated feeling after overeating?

Water & walking: Drinking water can help. Walking will help stimulate your intestines to move the food more rapidly through and this can help shorten the time you feel bloated. Do yourself a favor and don't overeat-- it's inadvisable for many reasons! ...Read more

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How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

How can one best de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine? (non-smoker, no drugs)

De-stress: I commend you for wanting to de-stress without overeating or drinking beer/wine. • Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds for 32 years. •Focus on “Breath Is Life” •Keep saying until you run out of breath. •Take another deep breath and repeat the same. •Do it with 10 breaths. •Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. ...Read more

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I am 18 and i weigh 15 stone, i'm not comfortable with my weight atal but what ever I do I can not stop binge eating? Any tablets i can take or advice

I am 18 and i weigh 15 stone, i'm not comfortable with my weight atal but what ever I do I can not stop binge eating? Any tablets i can take or advice

Eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa ; bulemia are potentially life-threatening diseases. Binge eating is not, but is nevertheless characterized as an eating disorder ; as such is best treated by providers who have substantial clinical experience in dealing with eating disorders. There are centers of excellence at many tertiary institutions that combine the expertise of many specialists--find one near you please. ...Read more

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Can overeating triggers chest pain if you have costochondritis? Or is it something else?

Can overeating triggers chest pain if you have costochondritis? Or is it something else?

Something else...: Check with a doctor to see if your have gerd or coronary artery disease due to endothelial dysfunction. Good luck! ...Read more

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