Eating Disorder Treatment, Binge Eating

Binge Eating Treatment

Binge eating refers to eating a large amount of food in a short period of time until the person 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 in their own way, and most will require binge eating treatment. They may feel disgusted with themselves, or feel 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. More than 10 million adults suffer from this the disorder, making it the most common eating 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, and it’s important to note that disordered eating is linked to psychological, biological, and genetic factors. Here are some common signs and symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder:

  • Preoccupation with diets and food
  • Loss of self-esteem with each failed diet attempt
  • Inability to determine true hunger or fullness
  • Using dieting to try and regulate food intake
  • Lying about food consumed
  • Avoidance of social situations
  • Going on one diet after another and relapsing or bingeing in between
  • Unwillingness to go to restaurants that do not have their food plan items
  • Bringing own food to lunches or dinners
  • Talking about diets over meals
  • Upset if they cannot get their meals without sauces
  • Always asking for low-calorie items but eating high-calorie items in  private
  • Eating excessively when stressed
  • Staying 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
  • Skipping breakfast and meals
  • Eating excessive amounts of 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
  • Looking for external validation

Rebecca’s 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 Diets Don’t Work®. This program outlined in her book identifies the core reasons people use food inappropriately and outlines a step-by-step method to recovery for a lifetime. The program is used by many therapists and eating disorder treatment centers throughout the world. Please let us help you stop this cycle. Call 1-800-285-4642 for a free assessment and to get help now!