Binge eating is a very serious disorder. Someone who has binge eating disorder will most likely be of normal weight, therefore making it hard to recognize if they have it by just looking at them. Signs and symptoms that you or someone you love have this disorder can include of the following:
Eating a lot of food in one sitting
Keep eating even when you are physically full
Dieting often without losing weight
Keeping food around you at all times
Binge eating can have vastly negative effects on your health and life. The impacts are not just physical but also emotional. Binge eating generates shame, guilt, anxiety and depression. These are emotional stressors that can cause your blood sugar levels to go awry. It also causes physical discomfort in that you may have gastrointestinal distress. Because binge eating is extremely compulsive and the person feels a loss of control, most people do it in private.
The anxiety that comes with having this disorder can cause your relationships, finances and health to be compromised. It is, therefore, very important to learn strategies and tips that can help you control your binge eating, especially if you have diabetes management to worry about. Due to the uncontrolled ups and downs of your blood sugar levels, complications related to diabetes may occur sooner rather than later.
We have sought out the expertise of professionals who share ways you can have control over this disorder.
Please read through them to learn coping mechanisms which can help you lead a life with less anxiety, shame and guilt.
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