- Q What is a binge?
When somebody with an eating disorder experiences a bingeing episode, they will eat a large quantity of food in a very short time. The amount of food consumed is many times more than a person of their size would normally eat in one sitting. They will... Full Answer
- Q Why do I binge eat?
Laura Katleman-Prue, Nutrition & DieteticsBingeing begins with a desperate, empty feeling that leads to an uncontrollable desire to eat pleasure food. Entering a hypnotic like state, we're unable to stop gorging even after we've become uncomfortable or sick. Bingeing has a... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for binge eating disorder?
Regular exercise can help improve moods and manage body weight in people with binge-eating disorder. More specifically, there is evidence to suggest that yoga can have a calming effect and may help eliminate stress, one of the emotional triggers of a... Full Answer
- Q Does binge eating disorder run in families?
Research is currently underway to establish whether a child can inherit a genetic predisposition towards developing binge-eating disorder. The condition is often found to affect several close relatives in a family. Even if there is not a direct genetic... Full Answer
- Q How can I stop binge eating?
Laura Katleman-Prue, Nutrition & DieteticsIf you're bingeing, I recommend working with a skilled, empathic psychotherapist. Psychotherapy teaches you to accept and positively express your feelings, needs, desires, and drives. Learning not to repress anger or drives, including egoic... Full Answer
- Q What signs can detect an eating disorder in my child?
Dr. Michele Borba, PsychologyEating disorders are difficult to detect in the early stages, but here are signs:• Mealtime a constant battle• Eats in bizarre way (obsessive, picky, hides food, bizarre eating times, etc.)• ... Full Answer
- Q Do eating disorders affect children differently than adults?
Eating disorders do not actually affect children differently than adults, but the majority of cases occur in teenagers and young women. The generally accepted reason for this is because adolescents and young adults are more susceptible to eating disorder... Full Answer