April 6, 2021

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Binge eating disorder (BED) is a type of feeding and eating disorder that’s now recognized as an official diagnosis. It affects almost 2% of people worldwide and can cause additional health issues linked to diet, such as high cholesterol levels and diabetes.
People with BED may eat a lot of food in a short amount of time, even if they aren’t hungry. Emotional stress or distress often plays a role and might trigger a period of binge eating.

A person might feel a sense of release or relief during a binge but experience feelings of shame or loss of control afterwar.

For a healthcare professional to diagnose BED, three or more of the following symptoms must be present:

• eating much more rapidly than normal
• eating until uncomfortably full
• eating large amounts without feeling hungry
• eating alone due to feelings of embarrassment and shame
• feelings of guilt or disgust with oneself
People with BED often experience feelings of extreme unhappiness and distress about their overeating, body shape, and weight.

Causes of BED:
1- Traumatic experiences

2- Negative body self-image

3- Genetics (low dopamine levels)

4- Co-occuring mental health issues

How to treat BED?

1- Yoga
2- Exercise
3- Get good sleep
4- Eat healthy breakfast (keep a consistent eating pattern)
5- Stay hydrated
6- Eat more veggies
7- Avoid skipping meals