Binge Eating Disorder
By Colby Sadtler Block 2
binge eat·ing: the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder
Binge eating disorder is extremely common around the world; however, many people don't realize that they have this disorder. About five percent of Americans have this disorder. Many people, after binging they feel shameful and guilty; this causes them to become depressed. Eating a lot and then burning it off with exercise is one thing, but many people do not try to get rid of the food, which can become a habit. When people don’t work off the calories, they become even more out of shape Binge eating leads to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
How This Disorder Affects Your Body
Binge eating consists of episodes of eating until uncomfortably full; this will prevent the person from exercising, which causes people to feel awkward about their weight gain. Feeling bad about your body can sometimes give the idea of hopelessness, which can lead to even more weight gain.
Emotional Side-Effects of Binge Eating
About forty percent of Americans eat for comfort. Some people feel stress that they believe is only relieved by binging. People feel desperate to control their weight and habits, they just don't know how to deal with it so they get depressed.
Cures of Binge Eating Disorder
First you need to find the root cause of the problem (insecurity etc.). The next step is to go see a therapist and hopefully the problem is overcome with help from a professional.
Can Others Help?
Yes, others can help the bingers tremendously. They can encouage physical activity and make them feel less insecure.