Binge Eating

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Binge eaters use food to deal with negative emotions such as stress or worry, but their compulsive overeating just makes them feel worse. Binge eating problems are more common than bulimia and anorexia and affects a significant number of men as well as women. Binge eating disorder is treatable with hypnotherapy in Brisbane.

You can learn to control your binge eating with hypnosis in Brisbane

What is binge eating?

Binge eating disorder is characterized by compulsive overeating in which people consume enormous amounts of food while feeling out of control with food and unable to stop eating. The symptoms of binge eating disorder begin often after a major diet in teenage years or early adulthood. A binge eating episode usually lasts for about two hours, but alot people binge on and off all day long. Binge eaters often eat even when they’re not hungry and some carry on eating long after they’re full. They may also gorge themselves as fast as they can while barely registering what they’re eating or tasting.

Are you a binge eater?

Ask yourself the following questions…

The more Yes answers the greater the chance that you are a binge eater.

  • Do you feel out of control when you’re eating?
  • Do you eat normally around others then gorge when your alone?
  • Do you think about food all the time?
  • Do you hide food to eat in secret later?
  • Do you eat until you feel sick?
  • Do you eat to escape from worries, relieve stress, or to comfort yourself?
  • Do you feel disgusted or ashamed after eating?
  • Do you feel powerless to stop eating, even though you want to?
  • Do you eat continuously throughout the day with no set meal times.

Binge Eating and Stress

One of the most common reasons for binge eating is an attempt to manage unpleasant emotions such as stress, depression, loneliness, fear,worry, and anxiety. When you have a bad day, it can seem like food is your only relief. Binge eating can temporarily make feelings such as depression, sadness,worry, anxiety, stress, and boredom evaporate into thin air. But the relief is only very brief.

Obesity and binge eating

Over time, compulsive overeating usually leads to obesity. Obesity, in turn, causes numerous medical complications, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

Hypnosis for Binge Eating

Hypnotherapy for binge eating in disorder in Brisbane will address more than just your symptoms and destructive gorging of food. It will also address the deep rooted causes of the problem—the emotional triggers that lead to binge eating and your difficulty coping with stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and other uncomfortable emotions that cause you to overeat.

For further information on binge eating hypnotherapy and hypnosis in Brisbane, please feel free to contact me or phone 0435 064 845