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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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