How to Stop Binge Eating

How to Stop Binge EatingBinge eating is an increasingly common yet little understood problem. If you or someone you love is in a cycle of binge eating, there is help available. You can stop binge eating and get your health and your life back on track.

Understand What Causes Binge Eating and Treat the Causes of Binging

Everyone overeats occasionally, but when a person has a pattern of overeating that involves eating so much that it becomes uncomfortable or damaging, there may be a more serious problem. If overeating constantly causes serious emotional distress, it may be time to seek help. There is a misconception that binge eating is caused by a lack of restraint or an inability to control eating. These misconceptions are not true, as binge eating is a complicated problem that can have a variety of root causes such as the following:

  • Metabolic or hormonal imbalances
  • Past or present trauma, PTSD or abuse
  • Issues surrounding self-esteem, depression, anxiety or guilt
  • Bipolar disorder or other mental health concerns
  • Family history of eating disorders or learned eating behaviors

Many times the cause of binge eating involves more than one of these issues. Each person is different, and therefore each binge eating disorder is also different. It is imperative that you seek specialty treatment that allows you to uncover the underlying causes behind an eating disorder. If you do not treat the causes behind the eating disorder, you may not find lasting recovery.

Eating Disorders and Addiction Require Integrated Treatment

Binge eating is an addictive behavior. Some binge eaters describe being addicted to the binge cycle, and an episode of binge eating can create a mild sense of euphoria in the brain. A binge eater may also struggle with drug or alcohol use or other addictive behavior such as gambling, sex addiction or shopping addiction. Binge eating and addictive behaviors can be treated with integrated treatment. Integrated rehab treatment is different from traditional substance abuse rehab or eating disorder treatment. Integrated treatment combines mental health care with substance abuse treatment to help treat the whole person. Because integrated treatment seeks to heal the underlying issues at hand, it has become an effective method of treating a combination of issues at one time.

Get Help for Binge Eating Problems Now

You don’t have to live in a cycle of binge eating. Free yourself from food addiction, and receive treatment that helps heal the root of the problem. We offer a toll-free helpline that will connect you with an experienced rehab counselor. We will help you learn more about your situation, find rehab treatment, arrange insurance coverage for treatment or help you find intervention services if needed. We are here 24 hours a day, so please call now and find out how we can help you.