Binge Eating Disorder
Do you feel like you have Binge Eating Disorder? Today I am going to go over what is binge eating disorder and symptoms. Learn more about here.
What Is Binge Eating Disorder?
According to Mayo Clinic Binge Eating Disorder is:
Binge-eating disorder is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating.
Another definition of Binge Eating Disorder that I thought was interesting was from WebMD. They define it as:
You feel like you can't stop, even if you're already uncomfortably full. You may eat a lot, quickly, even if you're not hungry. You feel ashamed about it. Unlike bulimia, you don't try to make yourself throw up or exercise a lot after a binge.
Knowing very little about this eating disorder, I can say that these two definitions are very real and scary at the same time. They both sum it up better than I can since I am no medical expert, and never claimed to be.
What Are The Symptoms Of Binge Eating Disorder?
In my opinion I felt like WebMD did a better job in covering the symptoms of Binge Eating Disorder, than Mayo Clinic did. The symptoms include:
Secret behavior:You binge when you're alone. This may be late at night or in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. You may "get rid of the evidence" and hide wrappers or food containers.
Food hoarding:You may stockpile bags of chips or cookies in your closet or under your bed.
Lack of control:You have no power over how much you eat or when to stop. You feel uncomfortably full after a binge.
Abnormal eating pattern:You may eat lightly throughout the day without set meal times. Or you eat a small bit at meals or skip them all together.
Food rituals: You may chew too much or not let foods touch on a plate. You might only eat certain foods or groups -- eating only yogurt, for example.
No purging:You don't do things to get rid of extra calories, like make yourself throw up, over-exercise, or take laxatives.
What Causes Binge Eating Disorder?
Again I feel like WebMD hit the nail right on the head with the symptoms over Mayo Clinic. The symptoms include:
anger, sadness, boredom, anxiety, or other negative emotions can trigger an episode of binge eating.
So Why Am I Talking About Binge Eating Disorder?
You are probably wondering why I am talking about Binge Eating Disorder? The reason why I am talking about Binge Eating Disorder is because I feel like someone that I know has this disorder and they are not seeing it.
Binge Eating Disorder Story
I am not going to tell you who this person is or if it’s a man or a lady. I am doing this keep their identity safe, so lets get on with the story shall we?
Binge Eating Disorder Story (Part Two)
The person that I know I see them always snacking in a unhealthy way. They also drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol during the week. The other day I saw that person finishing up a bag full of sugar coated popcorn. Then they looked for something else to eat.
Binge Eating Disorder Story (Ending)
Now it doesn’t happen every single time I see the person, but it’s enough to cause me concern.
Do You Think They Have Binge Eating Disorder?
Now that I told you that story, do you think the person that I know has Binge Eating Disorder? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments, please keep it on topic and please no rude comments.
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