Eating Disorder Treatment, Binge Eating

Binge Eating Treatment

Binge eating means eating a large amount of food in a short period of time until the eater feels uncomfortably full. Binge eating disorder is more common in people who are overweight, but it affects people with healthy weights as well. People with binge eating disorder have a different relationship with food. They feel they cannot control what or how much they eat once they start eating. People with Binge Eating Disorder suffer just as much as someone with other disorders and often require binge eating disorder treatment. They may feel disgusted with themselves, depressed or guilty about their eating disorder behaviors and themselves. They often eat alone, embarrassed by how much or what they eat. This disorder prevents people from living the life they want. Binge Eating Disorder is a very real illness. It is the most common form of eating disorders. More than 10 million adults suffer from this disorder. One third of those with Binge Eating Disorder are male. Adults in binge eating treatment often say their problems started in childhood or adolescence. It involves patterns of disordered eating that are linked to psychological, biological and genetic factors. Here are some common signs of Binge Eating Disorder:

  • Has a preoccupation with diets and food
  • With each failed diet they lose a little more self esteem
  • They do not know when they are hungry or full
  • They search for an external source (the diet) to regulate their food intake
  • May lie about what they have eaten
  • Avoids social situations because of feeling fat
  • Going on one diet after another and relapsing or bingeing in between
  • Will not go to out to restaurants that do not have their food plan items
  • Takes their own food to lunches or dinners
  • Talks about diets over meals
  • Upset if they cannot get their meals without sauces
  • Always ask for low calorie items but eats high calorie items in  private
  • Eats excessively when stressed
  • Stays busy to avoid eating
  • Low metabolism due to dieting
  • Sense of lack of control over eating during the episode
  • Eating much more rapidly than normal
  • Skips breakfast
  • Eats excessive candy, cakes, cookies, desserts and sugary foods
  • Thinking about food and diets constantly
  • Avoiding certain foods because of the calorie content
  • Purchasing mostly diet foods
  • Skipping meals
  • Looks for external validation
  • Putting others’ needs before themselves
  • Believing they will be happy and successful if thin

Rebecca House also places yo-yo dieting in this category. Although billions of dollars are spent each year on weight-loss programs and diet products, the number of dangerously overweight people continues to grow. Dieting does not work! Rebecca’s House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs™ was one of the first binge eating disorder treatment centers to address Binge Eating Disorders. Rebecca Cooper, founder of Rebecca’s House, wrote the book Diet’s Don’t Work®. This structure program identifies the core reasons for using food and a step by step method to recovery for a lifetime. This program is used by many therapists and eating disorder treatment centers throughout the world. Please let us help you stop this cycle call 800.711.2062 for a free assessment and to get help now!