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What is a good substitute for eating binges due to stress?

What is a good substitute for eating binges due to stress?

Resolving the stress: If you're aware the stress is the source of the problem then try to find methods to reduce it. I that is not pissible, and trust me i understand some stresses can only be dealt with and not reduced at their source, consider exercise and meditation - or at least quiet contemplation... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What is a good replacement for binges due to too much stress?

What is a good replacement for binges due to too much stress?

Treat the cause: Although i agree with that symptom substitution (replacing the binging with a less destructive behavior) is a good part of the plan, overall stress reduction is likely to be a more effective long- term solution. In looking for a replacement for the binging, it needs to be something you enjoy that reduces anxiety, or it's not likely to work. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do I stop binge eating? I head for cabinet when stressed.

How do I stop binge eating? I head for cabinet when stressed.

Empty cabinet. : Change comes from within. In the meantime don't keep junk food around. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is okay to stress-eat or binge-eat if eating healthy food (healthy as in organic and vegan)?

Please tell me if it is okay to stress-eat or binge-eat if eating healthy food (healthy as in organic and vegan)?

Although that might: Be better than bingeing on crap food- the body really doesn't like ingesting huge amounts of food to the point of discomfort. If you have an uncomfortable relationship with food - have you considered overeater's anonymous? ...Read more

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Does binge eating and sometimes not eating also stress can causes hair loss ?

Does binge eating and sometimes not eating  also stress can causes hair loss ?

Yes: Alopecia which is the medical term or hair loss has many etioligies inclusive of binge eating, anorexia, and any form of stress. ...Read more

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What is a substitute for binges due to stress?

What is a substitute for binges due to stress?

Therapy to deal w/it: Need to learn other, more healthful responses to stress. Binges, purges, smoking, alcohol and/or drug use as response to stress are counterproductive. Learned skill to come up with other response. Learn stress reduction techniques, or meditate, or exercise, etc. Behavioral/cognitive therapy can help. Hard to break old patterns, but often can be done. ...Read more

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How can I stop binging when I am stressed?

How can I stop binging when I am stressed?

Deal with the cause: Binging is a way of coping with emotional problems. Address the cause of the stress and you will not have to cope with it ina a counterproductive fashion. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from binging or snacking when stressed?

How can I stop myself from binging or snacking when stressed?

Do something else: Try to do something else to relieve the stress. Preferably something incompatible with binging - for example exercise. It's hard to binge when you're working out. Later when you're tired try to determine how you can avoid the stress in the first place. ...Read more

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Binge often. What do you do to keep yourself from getting tired or bored or stressed and triggering it?

Binge often. What do you do to keep yourself from getting tired or bored or stressed and triggering it?

See below: Keep a food diary -- what events trigger you to eat, how you feel afterwards, how you felt before eating. Practice relaxation, work on things that trigger your stress. You might want to consult someone who specializes in eating disorders to help guiding you through the process. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am overly stress up with my studies.I will often binge on food.I can't seem to control my cravings and i overeat a lot. Is there any way to control?

I am overly stress up with my studies.I will often binge on food.I can't seem to control my cravings and i overeat a lot. Is there any way to control?

Meds and therapy!: You are compulssive, which is what binge eating is about. Stress will make it worse. Since an ocd seems likely, drugs that are ssris may be a good choice, in that they are anti-anxiety, and help ocd. I think you need to talk to someone. A psychologist might help! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

Binge eating is a condition consisting of episodes of eating extremely large amounts of food in a short time, and may be related to feelings of ...Read more