Binge Eating Disorder

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Oh No! You Aren’t A Foodie

Do you frequently feel you are feasting without reaching any point of satisfaction? Do you feel out of control when eating alone? Does eating that much of your favorite food seem to make you gloomy instead of glad? Well, if u feel this, my friend you aren’t a foodie. You are most likely to be suffering from an eating disorder- ‘BINGE EATING DISORDER’.

What Is Binge Eating Disorder [bed]?

Binge eating disorder is a severe condition in which an individual frequently indulges in consuming large quantities of food in a short period of time, filling himself up to the point of feeling uncomfortable, and does not use any healthy means thereafter to balance the calorie surplus. He simply loses control over himself while binge eating, and later on repents having done so.

Although it is not an uncommon condition, binge eating disorder is normally not heard of much,or rather spoken of, either because of the feelings of embarrassment or guilt associated with it, or because it is commonly mistaken for overeating. Both men and women suffer from this disorder. Although the percentage of female patients is comparatively higher. Furthermore, this disorder seems to be more prominent among the teens in their early 20’s. Although it has also been found to occur among children and older adults.

There are a number of biological and psychological causes underlying this disorder, such as hormonal imbalance, genetic mutation and other neural abnormalities, depression, anxiety, and trauma, to name a few. It may seem to be a minor condition, however it potentially jeopardizes the physical as well as emotional health of the individual inflicted with it. It not only creates weight related problems, but also brings down one’s self confidence, and one’s ability to make and maintain a healthy relationship with self and others, besides making one susceptible to an array of ailments. This makes it quite apparent that this eating disorder cannot, and must not be endured for it can become life threatening. Seeking medical intervention is imperative for living a happy and healthy life, instead of just surviving.

How To Know If You Are Binge Eating?

As mentioned earlier, people with binge eating disorder generally fail to seek help because they primarily fail to realize the fault in their eating pattern. They most often confuse their binge eating with over-eating, and realize quite later how grave their situation is, that too when much damage is done.

All to be blamed here is the lack of awareness among the masses about mental health, and about such important issues that are present but are not shared owing to certain reasons. Therapy 1on1 acknowledges the presence of such innumerable loopholes, as well as the importance of ridding the society of them. Where others turn their backs, we stand with you unwavering, supporting you and most importantly serving you with every bit of information that you must know.

Usually, people with binge eating disorder pass as normal individuals; they are very much presentable in public. However, there is a turmoil going on inside of them, which is quite despairing. Going by the criteria set by the DSM-5, people with binge eating disorder manifest the following:-

In a short period of time people with BED consume a portion food which is evidently larger than what is eaten by a normal individual in that very time period.

They eat rapidly.

They prefer eating in isolation, and they feel embarrassed while eating in public.

They seem to lose a grip over themselves while eating, and eat to the point of discomfort.

They do not feel satiated despite eating too much.

Binge eating episode is often followed by feelings of guilt.

They do not try to remedy the amount of food they have consumed,i.e., they do not care to balance it using techniques, such as through purging.

These individuals indulge in such a behaviour at least once a week, over a period of three months.

Binge eating disorder causes marked distress in individuals suffering from it.

Miscellaneous indicators of BED

People with BED show marked poor self-confidence.

They eventually withdraw from socializing.

They prefer living in isolation

They become conscious around others.

People with BED have fear of eating in public.

They spend a good deal of time thinking about binge eating, and plan schedules accordingly

They spend substantial amounts of their earnings on crap food.

These individuals have the habit of hoarding food, and are very likely to steal food as well.

Emotional outcomes may cause binge eating or may be triggered by binge eating.

Additionally, people with binge eating disorder very often show signs of anxiety and depression

Such individuals are bothered by body-image, and spend a considerable time looking in the mirror, and finding faults in their appearance.

They follow fad diets, and are very likely to eliminate specific food groups from their diet, thereby suffering from nutrient deficiency.

They also show considerable worry about their weight [people with BED may or may not be clinically obese].

Noticeable fluctuations in weight.

Difficulty concentrating.

Stomach cramps and other non-specific gastrointestinal complaints.

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Gone through this repertoire of information thoroughly and relate well? What are you waiting for now? Book your appointment with therapy 1on1 right away and get treated by our professionals. No matter where you are, we make health care accessible right on your devices. Put an end to your suffering.

Why To Seek Help?

Still need a reason to relieve yourself of the pain? Well, you have many.

Binge eating disorder is one of the most commonly occurring eating disorders now-a-days, affecting people from all cultures and all walks of life. Despite easy access to information as well as treatment, people with this disorder choose to stay mute and suffer to the unbeknownst of their loved ones. This eventually worsens the situation for BED comes with its own set of repercussions.

Primarily people with this eating disorder have to endure an array of emotional and psychological effects associated with it, such as:-

Shame

Guilt

Anxiety

Depression

Social isolation

Weight gain

Fatigue

Problems at home/school/workplace

Poor quality of life

If such individuals do not seek medical help at the earliest they have to endure such long-term effects of BED as:-

Type-2 diabetes

High blood pressure

High cholesterol levels

Cardiovascular problems

Gallbladder disease

Joint pain

Sleep apnea

Muscle pain

Digestive problems

There is no reason now for you to hold back yourself, feeling worthless and enduring that much unnecessarily. Get rid of those excuses and inhibitions. No! This condition would not go away on its own. Nor can you cure it by yourself. It is hell serious and debilitating, and calls for immediate medical attention. Choose your health! Choose your happiness! Choose Therapy 1on1! We strive for your health! We strive for your happiness! Coz your life is definitely worth it.