Binge eating disorder is a severe, life-threatening, and treatable eating disorder. This disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of:
- Eating large quantities of food
- A feeling of a loss of control during the binge
- Experiencing shame
- Distress or guilt afterward
- Not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures to counter the binge eating
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Binge Eating
Behavioral and Emotional
- Frequently diets
- Creates lifestyle schedules or rituals to make time for binge sessions
- Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after overeating
- Fluctuations in weight
- Feelings of low self-esteem
- Appears uncomfortable eating around others
- Fear of eating in public or with others
- Steals or hoards food in strange places
- Shows extreme concern with body weight and shape
- Withdraws from usual friends and activities
- Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws in appearance
- Eating alone out of embarrassment at the quantity of food being eaten
- Has secret recurring episodes of binge eating
- Feels lack of control over the ability to stop eating
- Developing food rituals or eating only a particular food or food group, excessive chewing, and not allowing foods to touch.
- Disruption in normal eating behaviors, including eating throughout the day with no planned mealtimes, skipping meals or taking small portions of food at regular meals, and engaging in sporadic fasting or repetitive dieting
Health Consequences of Binge Eating Disorder
Some people spend decades frustrated at their lack of ability to stop bingeing. The health risks associated with BED are:
Most of the physical consequences of BED can be reversed through diet and exercise. However, if you do not get help for the emotional issues related to binge eating, issues related to body image, or your relationship with food, you may continue to struggle for a very long time.
Treatment Plan for Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder treatment is challenging because most people feel ashamed of their disorder and try to hide their problem.
A treatment plan for an eating disorder must take into account the big picture and be tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to help you regain control of your eating behavior. It usually involves a combination of strategies.
- Cognitive Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Nutrition Counseling
Prevent Weight Gain from Binge Eating Using HCG
HCG for weight loss is an effective protocol that helps you lose fat rather than muscle. The HCG diet protocol works by telling the hypothalamus to release your stored body fat. A daily small amount of HCG hormone can cause your stored body fat to be released.
Throughout the protocol, you will have a 500-calorie diet. It is restrictive to prevent the fat cells from storing new fat and new fat from being stored in the adipose tissues while you are actively on diet.