Binge eating disorder
What is binge eating disorder?
Most people overeat now and then and feel that they have eaten more than they should have. However, binge eating disorder is characterised by the regular eating of excessive amounts of food, often very quickly, combined with a sense of feeling out of control and an inability to stop the eating.
The binge eating is the same as in bulimia nervosa; however, there is no purging to get rid of the food/calories. Binge eaters eat when they are not hungry and will often continue to eat until all the food is gone or they are uncomfortable or in pain. Those with binge eating disorder are often overweight or obese, however some with binge eating disorder are within the healthy weight range. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder affecting almost 4% of the general population and affects women and men almost equally.
You may find it useful to read the stories of other people who have had binge eating disorder and what they did to overcome it.
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Recovering from binge eating disorder
It’s good to know that recovery from binge eating is possible with the right treatment.
Did you realise research has shown that the relationship between you and your counsellor is one of the most important elements for a successful outcome? How do you know if the counsellor you find will be the best fit for you?
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