Help for binge eating disorder, starts with an understanding of what it is:
Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder
Do you think you, or someone you care about suffers from Binge Eating Disorder? This is where eating is:
- done much more quickly than normal
- continued beyond satiety, until uncomfortably full
- consuming large amounts of food even when not physically hungry
- eating alone because of embarrassment about how much food is being eaten
- feeling self-disgust, very guilty or depressed afterwards
The Dangers of Eating Disorder and the Need for Professional Help
Just to make life more complicated, people can move from one eating disorder to another. Also, the wrong kind of treatment can lead to other significant health and life problems. This is why working with a professional is so very important. Each disorder carries their unique challenges and require different approaches.
If you, or someone you care about, is suffering from a binge eating disorder it is very distressing. It can severely impact your/their self-esteem, social life, relationships and, last but not least, health.
Eating disorders can persist for years untreated, during which time they take a stronger hold. The longer they are left untreated, the more stubborn they are to treat and the longer it takes to recover. So, early intervention will serve you better.
Recovery from Binge Eating Disorders
What is most important is to work to ensure recovery, not just in the short-term but for life. This will entail:
- changing the relationship with food
- nutritional rehabilitation
- psychological support
- developing life skills so that the disorder is not the point of refuge in times of challenge
Maintenance and lapse-prevention are also significant factors. In addition, helping to develop a life outside of the disorder will be an important part of recovery.
In treatment you can expect to be guided and supported through the eating disorder, feeling heard and understood, so you come out the other side stronger, wiser, more confident and healthier, both mentally and physically.
As a Master Practitioner of Eating Disorders, a nutritionist, coach and therapist, I have been working with individuals, from teenagers to adults, for many years. I use an integrative approach, empowering sufferers to have a healthy relationship with food, develop insight into the condition, what is keeping them stuck and help them move beyond it, step by step, feeling safe and supported.
Recovery requires professional help. If you want help for eating disorders, do pick up the phone for a free, no-obligation chat to find out how I can help you. I can be reached on 0345 130 0854. Or you can get in touch here.
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