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Eating Disorders

When most people think of eating disorders, they tend to imagine emaciated young women who refuse food or eat and then purge. However, a lesser-recognized but equally devastating eating disorder exists and is growing exponentially in terms of both women and men who are affected by it. This eating disorder is referred to as compulsive overeating, or Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

Most individuals, regardless of their eating habits, know what it’s like to overindulge in food from time to time. Whether it is a Thanksgiving meal with socially acceptable connotations of eating past the point of being full, an all-night study session with friends where you eat a dozen cookies, or a grief-induced quart of ice cream standing in the kitchen alone after a break-up, most individuals over the course of their lifetime have experienced what it feels like to overindulge in food. However, Binge Eating Disorder is significantly different from these “normal” experiences.

In Binge Eating Disorder, the individual feels an overpowering need to eat compulsively – and engages in frequent episodes of uncontrolled binge eating. They are likely to feel as if they have no control over the amount they are eating, and although a part of them wants to stop, they feel compelled to continue, sometimes to the point of severe physical discomfort. People with Binge Eating Disorder also do not typically accept their overeating episodes as “just a slip in my diet” or “not that big a deal”. Binge Eating Disorder is characterized by feelings of shame and guilt, the person may mentally “beat themselves up” during and after the binge, and feel shameful or even worthless because of their behaviors. Unlike bulimics people with, Binge Eating Disorder do not try and “compensate” after a binge by throwing up, abusing laxatives, or compulsively exercising. They may be off-and-on dieters, but more often than not, the compulsion to binge overpowers the constraints of the diet. People with Binge Eating Disorder are also extremely likely to experience feelings of depression and disgust. They may withdraw socially in order to hide their eating disorder, and because of the vast amounts of shame they feel.

Binge Eating Disorder is a significant eating disorder that is infrequently recognized by the general public as such. However, it is a no-fault disease, just like other eating disorders and other mental illnesses. Moreover, just like other eating disorder and other mental illnesses, Binge Eating Disorder is treatable. There are 12-step groups such as Overeaters Anonymous (OA) that operate in most major cities throughout the country. There are also residential options for individuals struggling with or overwhelmed by their Binge Eating, who find it more helpful to start recovery in a healthy, supportive environment where they are less likely to be triggered and more able to utilize resources such as staff, peers, and outside meetings and therapy for the help they need to get started on the rod to a healthy lifestyle. One of the benefits of a sober living or residential environment is that it gives the suffering individual the chance to work on not only the immediate behaviors that are causing distress, but also the underlying issues that have facilitated an unhealthy relationship to food. At Always Hope, you can be assured that your eating disorder will be treated with the utmost of sensitivity as we work together to find a oath that leads you to a healthier, happier, more fulfilling lifestyle.