Most of us do overeat and that should not be a concern. But once the eating gets out of control then it is sign to worry. Binge eating disorder is a condition which has newly come into the limelight as many people including kids are affected by it.
People who suffer from this disorder do not have control over their eating. Food becomes a gateway to suppress their emotion. All your emotions are channelized in one direction which later on creates more problems.
Even though binge-eating is not a so well-known phenomenon it has got into the mainstream affecting the young generation. Binge eaters are the ones who keep on eating even when they are not hungry, but are acting upon their emotions.
You would know you are a binge eater if
-you happen to eat in too much at one given point of time.
-you are unable to control your emotions when it comes to eating.
-you have no clue how much you have eaten and how much can be eaten.
-your eating tends to become more rapid and fast.
-you tend to cause pain by overeating you
-you feel guilty after eating
Even though there hasn’t been any concrete proof on the reasons for binge eating. It has come to notice that people with history of depression are the main victims. Most of the negative emotions end up being binge eating disorder.
Some of the complications you can face by binge eating are
*Type 2 diabetes
*High blood pressure
*High cholesterol level
*Loss of self-esteem
Some methods to fight binge eating
*Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps patients to monitor their eating habits and how to overcome them
*Interpersonal psychotherapy tries to know the relationship between family and friends to find the root of the problem
*Treatment with the help of medications to get you out of the depression
*Eating proper three meals a day which is rich in fiber and proteins
*Being around people you like avoid being alone
*Expressing your feelings by talking to friends and family
*Just take a walk or go for jogging if the urge to eat is too much
*Drink plenty of water and keep having nutritious and tasty food