Binge eating disorder is not the same thing as Bulimia. Unlike Bulimia, if you have binge eating disorder, you don’t vomit or try other ways to get rid of calories. But you might try to limit how much food you eat between binges. Binge eating disorder is sometimes called compulsive overeating.
Some people who binge have a normal weight. But over time, many people who have binge eating disorder do gain significant weight. Binge eating is often associated with Depression, Anxiety or other emotional problems.
Having an eating disorder isn’t a sign of weakness or a character flaw. And it is not something you can overcome with just willpower. Many people struggle with eating disorders for a long time. Some people try to keep it a secret or deny that they have a problem. In most cases, you will need treatment to get better. If you have binge eating disorder, treatment can prevent health problems, help you feel better about yourself, and improve the quality of your life.
If you have binge eating disorder, you may:
- Eat way too much in a short period of time (less than 2 hours) on a regular basis.
- Eat when you are not hungry, to ease stress or to comfort yourself.
- Eat for emotional reasons, such as being sad, angry, lonely, or bored.
- Feel like you can’t stop eating.
- Eat faster than normal when you binge.
- Eat so much that you feel painfully full.
- Feel unhappy, upset, guilty, or depressed after you binge.
- Eat alone because you are embarrassed about how much you eat.
Eating disorders respond extremely well to hypnotherapy because the root cause of the condition always lies in the subconscious.
Using hypnosis, I can work directly with the subconscious, first to identify why certain events trigger the binge eating episodes and then to guide the subconsicous to choose other, more effective and non-destructive ways of helping you, which is what your subconscious is always trying to do.
Hypnotherapy can remove your need to binge eat and help you to re-establish a healthy relationship with food.