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How to Deal with the Urge to Binge Eat

How to Deal with the Urge to Binge Eat

When the urge to binge comes up it may be hard to combat it. Here I share steps to help get through the urge to act on binging behaviors.

We need to learn how to deal with the urge to binge eat — even if we haven’t binged in years. When the urge to binge arrives, we may feel like our only choice is to give in. Here’s the good news, we have a choice. We can choose not to act on binging behaviors. Here are some tips to help deal with the urge to binge eat head on.

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The Benefits of Dance Movement Therapy for Eating Disorders

The Benefits of Dance Movement Therapy for Eating Disorders

The benefits of dance movement therapy (DMT) during my eating disorder recovery can’t be ignored. I have been a dancer all my life and, honestly, think dance is what saved this life of mine (Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Treatment). Shortly into my eating disorder recovery journey, I began working with a dance movement therapist. Having this experience made me realize how important movement, in particular, dance movement therapy, is for eating disorder recovery.

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How to Deal with Slips in Eating Disorder Recovery

How to Deal with Slips in Eating Disorder Recovery

Something I always stress to people is that eating disorder recovery is not always a linear process and slips in eating disorder recovery happen. This is unfortunate, but something we need to be aware of. Throughout my recovery journey, I fell back into old disordered eating behaviors countless times before long-term abstinence from binging was able to occur. Here’s how to deal with slips in eating disorder recovery.

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The Secrecy of Binge Eating Disorder

The Secrecy of Binge Eating Disorder

Secrecy in binge eating disorder is huge. I was once told that eating disorders were all about secrets and lies. As I ponder that thought, I cannot think of anything more accurate. When consumed by binge eating disorder, I did everything in secret, never letting anyone into the reality of my life. I snuck food, lied about what I was eating, and denied any comments about my behavior. I wish I would have known then that the secrecy of my binge eating disorder was only digging me deeper into my dark hole.

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Navigating Binge Eating Recovery During the Holidays

Navigating Binge Eating Recovery During the Holidays

Binge eating recovery during the holidays can make the holiday season even more anxiety-provoking. This time of year is especially food-filled and it can be tempting to dig in full force. It is important to remember what you are working towards and keep on your path toward binge eating recovery even during the holidays.

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Food Myths Can Hinder Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Food Myths Can Hinder Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

There is a great deal of misunderstanding when it comes to food, and those food myths hinder binge eating disorder (BED) recovery. It can be what the “healthiest” thing is to eat or the latest diet fad. When recovering from an eating disorder, we need to remember that current food fads are usually not the best for us. We know better and need to ignore what the trends are and stick to the balanced eating plan which keeps us from using behaviors. Watch for food myths in your binge eating disorder recovery.

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Grocery Store Anxiety and Binge Eating Disorder

Grocery Store Anxiety and Binge Eating Disorder

The grocery store can be a place full of anxiety for those who suffer from any type of eating disorder. Even in recovery I can still become overwhelmed when I have to make my weekly shopping trip. Over time I have found effective anxiety coping skills that help me navigate the aisles and lessen my anxieties.  

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Loneliness and BED: Am I the Only One Who Binge Eats?

Loneliness and BED: Am I the Only One Who Binge Eats?

Many times binge eating and binge eating disorder (BED) is coupled with intense loneliness and people wonder if they are the only one who binge eats. It is time we who suffer realize we are not alone. There are millions of others who are right here, going through the same thing. If we can create a community and engage in conversation around our binge eating behaviors, we can start to free ourselves from the burden of shame along with our feeling of loneliness associated with BED.

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Binge Eating Disorder and Coping With Anxiety

Binge Eating Disorder and Coping With Anxiety

In my experience, anxiety and binge eating disorder (BED) go hand-in-hand. Through years of treatment, I have learned how to manage my anxiety and properly and to use positive coping skills which have freed me from the need to binge eat. I’ve found you can cope with anxiety with binge eating disorder.

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Seek Support From Someone Else With Binge Eating Disorder

Seek Support From Someone Else With Binge Eating Disorder

At times, you may want to seek support from someone else with binge eating disorder (BED). A BED support system can be vital to your recovery and talking to someone who has had similar experiences can be incredibly helpful. Support systems can also include online support from people who have binge eating disorder. The support from someone else with binge eating disorder can fit your needs exactly.

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