Binge Eating or Drinking

Binge Eating and Drinking

Recognize the Dangers of Bingeing

Occasional overeating and/or drinking, also known as bingeing, is a norm in our modern and affluent society but why do we binge? Click here to see what some 'food and wine connoisseurs' have to say:

“Eating and drinking comforts me; whenever I need comforting or when I feel stressed-out, I would stuff myself with food and drinks.”

“It’s just something I do whenever I watch TV, or when I feel bored, or happy, or sad, or depressed… “

“After another unsuccessful attempt at dieting, I felt this deep sense of deprivation. I found myself craving for none other than the forbidden food that I have been trying so hard to avoid. The abundance of sugar-laden food and drinks readily available just make matters worse. Once I started consuming them, there’s no stopping me.”

“Because I can! I want to show them (dad or mum or any authority) that they can’t stop me from doing what I want!”

Other cited reasons for bingeing includes feeling lack of willpower, filling an emotional void, emotional upheaval, fondness or craving for calorie-laden treats.

Bingeing usually indicates a lack of self-control. Some of the most common symptoms of bingeing are:

  • Eating large amounts of food, even when not physically hungry.
  • Eating more rapidly than usual during binge episodes.
  • Eating until uncomfortably full.
  • Eating alone out of embarrassment at the quantity of food being eaten.
  • Feel disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating.

“Simple” or habitual bingeing often leads to obesity and many obesity-related illnesses. A more severe form of binge eating is known as Bulimic binge eating.

Bulimia: Binge eating and purgingUnlike “simple” bingeing, bulimic binge eaters do not necessarily enjoy the food they eat and may purge (self-induced vomiting), use laxatives, enemas, diuretics, fast, and/or exercise excessively to get rid of the food eaten as well as to numb the excruciating guilt of over-consumption.

Bulimic binge eating usually stems from psychological roots. Some common triggers of bulimic binge eating includes:

  • High level of stresses
  • Unresolved psychological issues
  • Unrealistic or flawed belief systems

Are you quietly struggling for control over excessive eating and/or drinking? Are you overwhelmed with guilt and have low self-esteem?

Do you want to regain your self-confidence, develop stronger self-control, improve your quality of life, and boost your self-worthiness? If you do, contact us now.

In order to stop binge eating and/or drinking, you need to get to the root of the problem. If you are overweight and are trying to just exercise or diet then you are trying to cover up your unconscious overeating with a bandage. Underneath the bandage, the overeating habits will still be there. In fact, it is likely to worsen if and when the bingeing habits recur. And even if you were to lose weight, you won’t be able to keep it off unless you take a deep look at why you overeat.

Caring, helping handA highly recommended approach to stopping binge eating and/or drinking is to team up with someone who understands your condition intimately, has the professional know-how, and in the position to offer you the necessary support and inspiration. Let us be your guide on this rewarding journey towards better health, more resilience, more assertive, and more self-control. You don’t have to do this alone. Contact us now.

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