There are a lot of times when you’re feeling helped by eating something you enjoy the most and found yourself chewing to a lot of things already—then you got to be careful because you might be binge eating.
When you heard about binge eating you might take it lightly—thinking it might be just some other ways to say “snacking,” then you got it all wrong. Binge eating is a condition where you fall into a tendency to eat a lot when you’re not feeling hungry and started to feel depressed afterwards and that’s how the cycle started.
According to American Psychiatric Association (APA), binge eating has officially become an eating disorder, just like anorexia and bulimia, meaning that it is an illness that needs to be treated properly that is focusing on the mental health more instead of the physical health. Quoting from Jonathan H. Richardson, PsyD—a psychologist from Indiana University Health—to cure binge eating the first thing to do is figuring out why someone is bingeing and try to find ways to replace the bingeing habits to something positive. To know if you have binge eating disorder, here are the symptoms of binge eaters;
Eating abnormally large amount of food.
Feeling of unable to control how much they eat.
Eating more rapidly than others.
Eating without feeling hungry.
Feeling bad, disgusted, even depressed after overeating.
Having a tendency to eat alone caused by the large amount of their food.
If you happened to have the symptoms above, please check your condition to your psychologist to get a better and clearer examination for the further treatment.
Source: national public radio, bustle, WebMD
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim
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