WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BINGE EATING & EMOTIONAL EATING?
The answer is not as clear cut as you might think. 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 truth is, emotional eating is part of normal eating. The level where it becomes a diagnosable as binge eating disorder is clear, but we work with women all along the continuum.
HOW COMMON IS EMOTIONAL OR BINGE EATING?
So much more common than you might think. It’s ironic that bingeing and emotional eating cause you to feel so alone, when actually a growing number of women are dealing with this issue every day. The influences of our weight-obsessed culture have had a staggering effect on so many of us. Understanding that you are not alone in this can sometimes be the first liberating step towards true health.
EMOTIONAL & BINGE EATING OFTEN GOES UNRECOGNIZED BY PROFESSIONALS
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.