8 Ways to Recognize Binge-Eating and 7 Ways to Stop

by | Feb 23, 2016 | Health & Healing

Ideally, we would all only eat when we are hungry and stop eating when we are full. However, sometimes emotions like boredom, sadness or joy cause us to eat when we are not hungry at all.

This type of emotional eating can lead to weight problems if it happens too often.

Binge-eating is a far more serious conditional than emotional eating or mindless eating. Binge eating often leads to morbid obesity, which by definition can become life threatening due to the vast array of health complications associated with obesity, such as heart disease and cancer.

People with a binge-eating disorder often feel out of control with their eating and sometimes describe their binges as out-of-body experiences. Binge-eating causes deep feelings of shame that, when experienced over a long period of time, can actually lead to suicide. Binge-eating is the most common type of eating disorder.

The National Eating Disorders Association describes binge-eating disorders in the following ways:

1. Eating in a discrete period of time (e.g., within any two-hour period) an amount of food that is definitely larger than what most people would eat in a similar period of time under similar circumstances.

2. A sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (e.g., a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating).

3. Eating much more rapidly than normal.

4. Eating until feeling uncomfortably full.

5. Eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically up to it.

6. Eating alone because of feeling embarrassed by how much one is eating.

7. Feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed or very guilty afterward.

8. The binge-eating occurs, on average, at least once a week for three months.

According to WebMd, the following strategies can help defeat a binge before it starts:

1. Follow a regular meal plan, which will minimize extreme hunger.

2. Focus on overall health rather than weight.

3. Learn your triggers. Recognize what feelings and interactions cause you to want you to binge.

4. Remove temptation. Don’t keep foods that you like to binge on around the house.

5. Look for other ways to feel good. People who binge often feel depressed. Look for non-food ways to lift your mood.

6. When you feel an urge coming on, refer to a previously compiled list of goals and ask yourself if binging is consistent with them. Take a walk or otherwise delay the binge, and the urge might go away.

7. Stop during the binge. Even if you start to binge, you can stop after a few bites. This gets easier.

If you try these suggestions and they do not work, consider making an appointment with a psychologist or counselor who specializes in binge eating disorders.

For the original article, visit cbnnews.com.

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Is He a God of Wrath or a God of Love?

Is He a God of Wrath or a God of Love?

Do you think the God of the Old Testament is a God of wrath, and the God of the New Testament is a God of love? The truth is that God is the same throughout the entire Bible. His wrath and His love are revealed in both the Old and the New Testaments. So why, then, did...

How You Can Have a Perfect Heart

How You Can Have a Perfect Heart

Your heart is the most important part of you. It’s not only a physical organ that keeps your blood pumping, but when the Bible refers to the heart, it’s talking about who you really are. Each person has an inner and an outer life. There’s the person we show to...

How the FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago Is Spiritual Warfare

How the FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago Is Spiritual Warfare

It's been a few days since the FBI raided President Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago, and the Biden Administration has yet to explain to the American people why they did what's never been done in American history—the government raiding the home of a former president....

How the Holy Spirit Can Restore Your True Sanity

How the Holy Spirit Can Restore Your True Sanity

Most of my life I tried to avoid one thing—being crazy or insane. When I was growing up my mother had emotional issues and saw a psychiatrist regularly. She was on medication which only seemed to make her mood swings worse. She had high highs, and low lows. When I...

Israel Prophecy: The Enemy is Stirring an Unimaginable Conflict

Israel Prophecy: The Enemy is Stirring an Unimaginable Conflict

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJFFqAgykmU A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis,...

RECENT ARTICLES

Why Partial Obedience to God is Disobedience

My husband had a saying for our children growing up. “Partial obedience is disobedience.” He wanted them to understand that doing half the plan would not get them the full reward. Another reminder...
Kingdom Economics: Why is America Declining Spiritually So Quickly?

Kingdom Economics: Why is America Declining Spiritually So Quickly?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a surprisingly strong July Employment Report.  Total nonfarm employment was 528K (398K previously, 250K expected).  Private nonfarm employment was 471K (404K previously, 230K expected). The headline unemployment rate dropped to...

Can You Discern Spiritual Wind?

Can You Discern Spiritual Wind?

The wind is a funny thing. We do not know where it comes from nor where it goes. We cannot see it, but we can see and feel its effects. Wind can be gentle and refreshing, cold or hot, strong, and dangerous, and everything in between. When the wind blows, we must...

Messianic Rabbi: He That Has an Eye, Let Him Hear

Messianic Rabbi: He That Has an Eye, Let Him Hear

It is interesting that, as a Messianic rabbi the question I am asked most often by Christians is if I believe that they as Christians have to celebrate, or observe, the biblical Holy Days. They are usually asking about those days listed in Leviticus 23: Shabbat, Yom...

How the Holy Spirit Is Preparing America

How the Holy Spirit Is Preparing America

As the crackdown against Christianity in America grows, it is a cycle believers have seen before. While no one celebrates their religious freedom coming under attack, God has used this persecution to great effect throughout history. Over the centuries, there have been...

Dealing Effectively with the Dynamics of Change

Dealing Effectively with the Dynamics of Change

Change can be challenging. Some people look forward to change and embrace it. Some people dread change and try to avoid it. Since change is inevitable, so here are some of the dynamics surrounding change and the specific strategies to deal with change more...

God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

God’s Holy Interruption Is Coming Soon

This past weekend I preached at The Roads Church, a charismatic congregation located in the tiny town of Norris City, Illinois. Located amid cornfields, the population is only 1,325, but almost that many people visit the church on weekends. They come from all over...

Pin It on Pinterest

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]