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The Restriction and Binge Cycle of Binge Eating Disorder

The Restriction and Binge Cycle of Binge Eating Disorder

The restriction and binge cycle is a common occurrence when struggling with binge eating disorder. When active in my behaviors I had a tendency to cycle through this quite often. When we deprive ourselves of food, our body’s reaction is to binge. With a balanced eating plan we can put a stop to this vicious cycle (Why Do I Need a Dietician on My Eating Disorder Treatment Team?).

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Binge Eating Disorder and the Restriction/Binge Cycle

Binge Eating Disorder and the Restriction/Binge Cycle

The restriction/binge cycle is a common occurrence when struggling with binge eating disorder. When active in my behaviors I had a tendency to cycle through this quite often. When we deprive ourselves of food, our body’s reaction is to binge. With a balanced eating plan we can put a stop to this vicious cycle.

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My Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Journey Is Not Comparable

My Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Journey Is Not Comparable

A significant part of society functions by comparing things to similiar things and when you are on a binge eating disorder journey, you quickly become aware just how incomparable these journeys are (Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Is A Personal Journey). Sometimes your recovery is going extremely well and sometimes you have a relapse. Regardless of how your recovery is going, it’s completely unhelpful to be informed how someone else is doing better or worse than you are. My binge eating disorder recovery journey is not comparable to others.

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Binge Eating Disorder at College: The Freshman 15

Binge Eating Disorder at College: The Freshman 15

It’s a common joke that people, particularly women, who go to college gain 15 pounds their first year (or semester, depending on who you’re listening to), but when you have binge eating disorder and you go to college, the weight changes you could experience are nothing to joke about (Make Time For Binge Eating Disorder In College). Nothing is quite like the stress of college. When stress triggers your binge eating disorder at college, binges and weight gain can collide. 

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Surviving Spring Holidays with Binge Eating Disorder

Surviving Spring Holidays with Binge Eating Disorder

Spring holidays are coming up fast and when you have binge eating disorder (BED), it can be a difficult time to survive. Parties and social gatherings can trigger your binge eating disorder, relatives and friends can play any variety of roles, including food police and concern troll, and beyond all of that, there’s seasonal foods that can lead to overeating or binging. Here are some tips on surviving the spring holidays with binge eating disorder.

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Binge Eating Disorder and Self-Harm

Binge Eating Disorder and Self-Harm

Recent studies have revealed that people with eating disorders often engage in self-harm.1 Self-harm is defined as non-lethal harm done to the self. It can include minor burns, cutting the skin, or even knowingly engaging in the symptoms of the eating disorder. People with binge eating disorder might engage in self-harm.

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People Who Don't Understand Binge Eating Disorder

People Who Don't Understand Binge Eating Disorder

There are plenty of people who don’t understand binge eating disorder (BED). Whether their misunderstanding is due to social and cultural conditioning or outright refusal to acknowledge information set in front of them, it can be difficult to navigate social situations with BED (Surviving Mental Illness Stigma in A Judgmental World). It’s important to remember that it’s not your job to educate anyone and sometimes, no matter what you do, people are not going to understand binge eating disorder.

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Weight Loss Isn't the Answer to Binge Eating Disorder

Weight Loss Isn't the Answer to Binge Eating Disorder

When you have an eating disorder which can make you gain weight, a lot of people assume weight los is the answer to binge eating disorder (BED). As if you reach your goal weight and then you’re in recovery. However, it’s not that simple. Weight loss isn’t the answer to binge eating disorder.

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When Binge Eating Is Used as A Coping Mechanism

When Binge Eating Is Used as A Coping Mechanism

When binge eating is your coping mechanism, suffering trauma can trigger devastating binges. Although the conclusion to binge eat following upsetting events might follow naturally to someone who suffers from binge eating disorder, this is not a viable coping skill and will only lead to more problems.

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Binge Eating Disorder and the Yo-Yo Diet

Binge Eating Disorder and the Yo-Yo Diet

People with binge eating disorder are prone to dieting, fad dieting, and even yo-yo dieting. A yo-yo diet, also known as weight cycling, is when a person loses and regains weight. This person’s weight swings back and forth like a yo-yo. Medical experts have shown this rapid weight loss and gain can cause health problems and health-related risks. Although more research is needed, what is currently known about yo-yo dieting is that it doesn’t lead to better health and weight management.

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