Binge eating disorder, like bulimia, is characterized by compulsively taking in large quantities of food at a single sitting. These individuals do not engage in compensatory behaviors such as vomiting, laxative abuse, excessive exercise or fasting. It’s not uncommon for over-eating to become habitual and to function as a coping mechanism for overcoming stress, depression, and other negative feelings. This emotional based eating can lead to very serious medical conditions linked with obesity such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes in extreme cases.
Common Signs of Binge Eating (not all are required):
- eating large quantities of food late at night
- wearing baggy clothes to conceal weight
- eating frequently
- eating less often but with much larger portions
- often appearing overweight
Binge eating treatment at Aspire Wellness Center is provided by a multidisciplinary team of eating disorder experts, including licensed therapists, psychologists, registered dietitians, nutritionists, and a caring support staff. Individuals struggling with an eating disorder have the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders. If you or someone you know is suffering from binge eating some other type of eating disorder, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can provide a confidential evaluation and treatment plan recommendation at no cost. There is hope, call us today.