Binge eating disorder affects about 3.5% of women and 2% of men over the course of a lifetime, with most developing the condition during adolescence or early adulthood.
So you’ve taken the first step and decided that you want to do something about your Binge Eating Disorder. If you’re not sure if you really exhibit the symptoms, you can learn more about Binge Eating Disorder here.
Binge eating disorder, or BED, is a mental illness that is characterized by recurring episodes of binge eating without efforts of the individual trying to control their weight by undoing the binge episodes by purging, excessively exercising, and/or inappropriately using medications like laxatives, or diet pills.
If you ruining your quality of life from binge-eating disorder, you may be deeply embarrassed about gorging and promise yourself you will stop, but you feel such a compulsion, a craving, that you can’t resist and continue binge eating. Fortunately treatment can help you if you suffer from BED. Here are some of the symptoms you may experience through BED:
- Eating for you what is a large amount of food
- Even when you’re full or not hungry you eat.
- Eating quickly during an eating binge
- Eating until you’re uncomfortably full
- Often eating alone
- Feeling powerless about you eating
- Feeling depressed, disgusted, ashamed, guilty or upset about your eating
- Depression and anxiety
- Feeling alone and not able to talk about your feelings
- Frequently dieting, possibly without weight loss
- Losing weight only to gain it right back, so called yo-yo dieting
We are currently researching breakthrough medications and treatments that could reduce or stop these behaviors altogether. If you would like help, please contact us today, and begin the process of getting better.