Sunday, September 5, 2010

EMOTIONAL EATING AKA BINGE EATING

What is Binge Eating?

An eating disorder categorized by a loss of control over eating behaviour and the consumption of excess amounts of food within a short period of time. It is defined as having at least 2 binge episodes a weak for at least 6 months.

People with binge eating disorder are usually preoccupied with weight and food. They usually have high personal standards. Binge eating disorder is most common in older, overweight women.

The exact cause of binge eating is still unknown.

Symptoms

• Eating large amounts of food, even when not physically hungry. Eating more rapidly than usual.
• Eating until uncomfortably full.
• Eating alone out of embarrassment at the quantity of food being eaten.
• Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after eating.

Complications

The most common complications of binge eating disorder are the diseases that accompany obesity. These disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, gallbladder disease, heart disease, and some forms of cancer.

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to relief stress and stop emotional eating. Exercising also does another thing that’s very important. When you spend time exercising and invest time in your body you’ll feel motivated to take care of yourself.

How to exercise: You got to start slow and gradually increase your exercising time. If you don’t exercise it’s a bad idea to try to do 30-60 minutes of it each day. This is a sure plan for failure. You might be motivated to keep up with it for the first day or two however you’ll quickly get off track.

Instead aim for building an exercising habit not just exercising to lose weight. As a matter of fact in overcoming binge eating you really need to build several healthier habits. One of them is exercising.

Start out by exercising for 10-15 minutes a day. Once that becomes easy for you and becomes a daily habit then slowly increase your daily exercise time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i have seen girls helping themselves to copious amounts of dessert when a relationship goes south ...
is that binge eating ???