How can Binge Eating Affect You?
We all are familiar with binge-watching, but have you ever thought of Binge Eating? Binge eating is a disorder that is indicated by excessive food intake. People suffering from this disorder uncontrollably eat extreme amounts of food, which results in weight gain and some medical complications.
Recent studies have shown that people suffering from depression, guilt, shame, and low esteem are more likely to have this disorder.
Sings and symptoms of binge eating.
1. Eating large amounts of food in a small time.
2. Eating without any control.
3. Eating without hunger.
4. Rapid eating.
5. Feeling guilty, ashamed, and depressed.
Causes of binge eating are:
· Family history
There is a high risk of an eating disorder if any of your family members have or had an eating disorder.
People working on various dieting routines and practices may get an eating disorder. There is also a high risk for people having symptoms of depression.
A person having low self-esteem, shame, guilt, or any experience of body shaming may lead to a binge eating disorder. Often it is the surroundings and environmental factors which forces people to become conscious about themselves and such consciousness can result in disorders like binge eating.
Binge eating also affects physical health:
· People eating frequently experience a variety of gastrointestinal problems.
· They may have bloating, abdominal pain, nausea.
· Eating a large number of calories and carbs results in low energy, sleepiness.
· It also results in acid reflux, cramping, heartburn.
· It may also cause hypertension and diabetes. It leads to cause weight gain.
· It causes obesity.
· It causes sleep problems.
· It may affect mental health.
· It reduces the quality of life
· Cognitive-behavioral therapy.
It focuses on analyzing the relationship between negative thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
· Interpersonal psychotherapy.
It is based on the idea that a person binge eats to cop up with personal problems like grief, relationship conflicts.
· Dialectical behavior therapy.
It views binge eating as an emotional reaction to negative experiences.
· Weight loss therapy.
It aims to help people to lose weight and reduce the habit of binge eating. It also improves the body image and self-esteem of a person.
So, this was all about Binge Eating! Hope you are now aware about it and incase you have such induced habits then try to relax and consuclt a good therapist!consult