Do you suffer from binge eating or emotional eating?
Is Your Eating Out of Control?
If you reach for a huge bowl of ice cream every time you have a tough day, or can’t have certain foods in the house without finishing them in one sitting, you may be experiencing binge or emotional eating. When this happens again and again despite your best efforts to change, you may feel desperate, confused, or hopeless. The trained specialists at Green Mountain at Fox Run’s Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating can help.
What’s the Difference Between Binge Eating and Emotional Eating?
The answer is not as clear-cut as you might think. Everyone eats emotionally once in awhile—after all, food is pleasurable and makes us feel good! It becomes problematic, however, if food is your main tool for dealing with the stresses of life, as it can be for some who emotionally overeat. A “binge” is about of emotional eating in which someone eats a large amount of food, often eating quickly, and sometimes feels a “loss of control” while eating. For some people, frequent binge eating can develop into binge eating disorder. To overcome binge eating or emotional eating, it helps to understand what they have in common. They aren’t necessarily separate and distinct, but rather the same process on a continuum. The level where it becomes diagnosable as binge eating disorder is clear, but we work with women all along the continuum.
How We Can Help You
Overcoming binge eating is especially difficult when women are constantly told that the answer is to just eat less. This oversimplified solution sets you up to fail. Without recognizing the emotions behind and reasons for the disorder, your success will be limited. It’s important to understand that you are not to blame. The treatment is at fault, not you.
Research shows that diets and “healthy-eating” plans do not “fix” binge eating or emotional eating. Quite the opposite, in fact: Stringent food rules, a focus on body size, and/or feeling deprived make these types of eating issues worse. The professional staff at our Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating have decades of experience successfully treating women with binge and emotional eating. Every woman’s journey is different—through our group and individual services, you’ll discover what’s behind your eating behavior, and how to make lasting change.
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