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Transcript of complusive eating
people use compulsive binge eating as a way to hide from their emotions, to fill a void they feel inside, to cope with every day stresses, and problems in their lives. what is compulsive eating? answer: anyone who can be affected by binge eating? binge eating affects 3.5% of women and 2% of men in a lifetime
about 1/3 of people with binge eating are males
65% with binge eating are obese
individuals who develop binge eating disorder are at a higher risk of having a psychiatric disorder.
binge eating tends to persist for more then 14 years. things to watch for.. signs and symptoms embarassed or ashamed of their eating habits
often try to hide their habits and eat in secret
overweight or obese( in some cases may be normal weight)
inability to stop eating or control what you are eating
rapid consumption of food
feeling stress or tension is only relieved after they have eaten.
never feeling statsified
feeling guilty, ashamed or depressed after overeating please take out a peice of paper and a pen
put numbers 1-7 down the left column
after each question write "yes" or "no" for whether it applies to you or not
this must be done individually and on your own
NO TALKING PLEASE Quiz time Be honest with yourself. 1. Do you feel out of control when you are eating?
2. Do you think about food all the time?
3. Do you eat in secret?
4. Do you eat untill you feel sick?
5. Do you eat to escape worries, relieve stress or comfort yourself?
6. Do you feel disgusted or ashamed after eating?
7. Do you feel powerless to stop eating even though you want to? The more questions you answered "yes" to, the more likely you suffer from compulsive binge eating. This type of eating habit can lead to a variety of physical, emotional and social problems. people with binge eating report more health issues, stress, insomnia, and suicidal thoughts then people without an eating disorder. Depression , anxiety, and substance abuse are common side affects.
over time compulsive eating usually tends to cause obesity , thus causing a multitude of other complications such as:
Type 2 diabetes
Gall bladder disease
high blood pressure and cholesterol
certain types of cancer
joint and muscle pain health risks seek professional help and treatment. these include:psychiatrists, nutritionists, therapists, and eating disorder
balanced healthy meals , and adequate excerise
get to the root of the emotional disturbance causing the eating disorder has been proven to be the only effective way of not relapsing. Treatment you only have one body take care of it before it is too late She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb is about the life of a 13 year old girl who struggles with compulsive binge eating. Dolores faces many challenges where she turns to food as a comfort or to escape from reality. Dolores is bullied throughout school for being fat, she hates that she is fat but can not stop eating. Dolores' father files for a divorce Dolores again turns to food as a coping mechanism. She would lay in her bed with mounds of food and just watch television . Dolores has many issues associated with compulsive binge eating such as: depression ,anxiety , guilt and shame just to name a few. Jack take advantage of Dolores because she is overweight. he believes it is acceptable to rape and beat her, because she is fat Jack says she wants it . Dolores believes no one will believe her because she is just that fat ugly girl. how does compulsive binge eating relate to my book? www.helpguide.org