If you overeat in a short period of time regularly and seem to lose yourself while eating, you may experience an eating disorder called ‘Binge Eating Disorder’.
This disorder can affect a person’s health in many ways, but two of the major risks he will encounter are weight gain and obesity. Two-thirds of those with Binge Eating disorders are generally obese, although people of normal weight may also have this disorder.
Symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder
You may not have any obvious symptoms or physical signs when you have an eating disorder such as Binge Eating. You may just look fatter, obese, or overweight. However, you may still have these behavioral and emotional signs:
- Often eating alone.
- Eat quickly.
- Keep eating even when it’s full or when not hungry though.
- Eat in very large quantities.
- Experiencing depression and anxiety.
- Feeling guilty, depressed angry, embarrassed, or if about his eating behavior.
- Frequent diet, but not weight loss.
- Even if you lose weight, it will climb back quickly, repeatedly (like a yo-yo diet).
- Feel isolated and difficult to express feelings.
- Risk Factors and Causes
The cause of eating disorders Binge Eating is not known for certain. But psychological problems, diet, biological factors, and family history can be risk factors. The explanation of these risk factors is as follows:
Biological factors and Family History
You are at risk of experiencing an over eating disorder if your parents or relatives either have or have the same disorder. Some people who have excessive eating disorders may inherit a gene that makes them more susceptible to the disorder, or perhaps the chemical structure of their brain has changed.
Most people who have eating disorders Binge Eating tend to have excess weight, so concerned with his appearance, but feel bad about it.
If you have an eating disorder like this, you may tend to act impulsively and feel unable to control your behavior. You can also have difficulty in dealing with stress, boredom, anger, sadness, and worry. In addition, you can also have a history of substance abuse to depression.
Although every person of all ages may experience an excessive eating disorder, but this condition often occurs in early 20’s or in the late teens.
Diet can also be included as a trigger factor for someone having Binge Eating disorder. Diet can encourage someone to overeat, especially if the person has symptoms of depression and low self esteem.
A person with Binge Eating eating disorder may experience psychological and physical problems associated with overeating. Some complications can arise due to excess weight caused by frequent feeding.
The other complications can occur due to the habit of applying an unhealthy yo-yo diet. In addition, overweight can be triggered because of unhealthy food choices such as choosing foods high in fat and low in protein, which in turn can cause health problems.
There are several complications associated with eating disorders Binge Eating, among them are:
- The thought of suicide.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- High blood pressure.
- Gallbladder disease.
- Digestive problems.
- High cholesterol.
- Some types of cancer.
- Heart disease.
- Muscle ache.
- Joint pain.
- Menstrual problems.
Should see a doctor?
If you are experiencing eating disorders Binge Eating, you should start seeking medical help immediately. This eating disorder generally can not heal by itself so it will get worse if not handled immediately.
You can consult a mental health provider or primary care physician about the problem you are experiencing. If you are not ready to see a doctor, talk to the nearest person or someone you trust.
Suggestions and Tips
Generally, attempts to overcome excessive eating disorders or self-imposed Binge Eating tend not to be effective. However, in addition to professional assistance, you can apply the following suggestions:
Keep your consistency with the ongoing treatment or care program. Do not miss therapy sessions. If you have a plan to eat, still follow the doctor’s advice and do your best.
Implementing a diet program can enlarge the problem and trigger more overeating. This if already formed a “vicious circle”, it will be difficult to stop. If you want to implement the ideal weight management strategy for you, consult your doctor first. Do not force the diet unless it is recommended to the doctor as a form of your treatment.
Most people who experience Binge Eating disorder or overeating often skip breakfast. In fact, breakfast can prevent you to eat high-calorie foods in the time or the next meal.
Meet the right nutritional needs
Incorrect or unsuitable nutritional intake can also induce a person to overeat and uncontrollably. Talk to your doctor about proper nutritional intake, whether you also need extra vitamin supplements or not.
Also consult your doctor about the type of physical activity or exercise that is right for you, especially if you have health problems associated with being overweight.
Do not be too hard and keep interacting
Do not be too hard and do not easily give yourself criticism. In addition, do not also isolate yourself from your family and friends. They want to see you live healthy and the best for you.