How to Avoid Over Eating Disorders

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How to Avoid Over Eating Disorders

This eating disorder, also called binge eating disorder is characterized by an addiction to food that has very serious and has an impact on both physical and mental health. Such individuals have episodes of uncontrolled eating or binging. The person may continue to eat even after becoming uncomfortably full. The binge is typically followed by a period of intense guilt and/or depression.

There is a significant emotional component to overeating compulsively. Most compulsive overeating disorder sufferers use food as a way to hide from emotions, fill a void inside, and cope with daily stresses.

Compulsive overeaters consume large amounts of food, even when not physically hungry. They also tend to eat much more rapidly than normal, and eat to the point of feeling uncomfortably full.

Here are some tips and advices to avoid these binging episodes;

  • Don’t let yourself too hungry, too angry, too frustrated, too lonely, too tired, or too bored. All these states are power binge triggers. Watch for them, and when they first appears, deal with them in a healthy manner instead of letting the tension build up until bingeing and purging become the only release you can think of.
  • Stay comfortably busy and avoid unstructured time. Empty time is too easily filled up with binge food.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep, at least seven hours every night.
  • Don’t diet. Dieting means depriving yourself of nourishment and pleasure. Dieting and deprivation are powerful triggers of binge eating.
  • Make sure every day you spend time with friends and loved ones – in person is best; phone and email can substitute, but only once in a while.
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