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Treat the Causes of Binge Eating Disorder for Lasting Recovery

Treat the Causes of Binge Eating Disorder for Lasting Recovery

The causes of binge eating disorder are complex, and recovery requires treatment of the causes of binge eating disorder not only the symptoms of it. Here's why.

Treating the causes of binge eating disorder (BED) is so much more than treating merely the symptoms. The underlying purpose of the eating disorder, or what caused the maladaptive eating patterns, are what we need to explore and deal with. Doing this will help lead to a stable, long-lasting recovery that conquers the causes of binge eating disorder instead of simply removing the symptoms of it.

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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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Components of Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Components of Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

There are many components to binge eating disorder recovery. In spite of this, often times, individuals with eating disorders are told to “just eat” or to “just stop eating,” depending on which eating disorder they are suffering from (How To Talk To Someone About Their Eating Disorder). Recovery is much more complex than only fixing our behaviors with food. Eating disorders are both a mental and physical disease which require many different treatment components for binge eating disorder recovery.

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Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Is Not a One-Time Event

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Is Not a One-Time Event

A lot of people, whether they have binge eating disorder or not, seem to think that a binge eating disorder recovery is made up of one event. This mythical event marks the end of your recovery and from then you never encounter a problem with binge eating disorder ever again. Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than that. Binge eating disorder recovery is not a one-time event.

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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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When You're Too Busy to Eat With Binge Eating Disorder

When You're Too Busy to Eat With Binge Eating Disorder

Occasionally, people tell me they’re too busy to eat, even with binge eating disorder. But self-care is not about having extra time in your day to care for yourself, it’s about designating time in your day to make sure you do the basic tasks you need in order to be healthy (Practicing Self-Care Is Hard But Vital For Mental Health). In this day and age we’re all busy people, but eating regular meals is not a luxury. It’s a necessity. Even if you’re “too busy” you need to eat with binge eating disorder.

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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 Recovery Is a Personal Journey

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Is a Personal Journey

Binge eating disorder is a personal illness and binge eating disorder recovery is an equally personal journey. Each person with binge eating disorder will find his or her own way to cope with the triggers and stressors that accompany this disease (Mental Health Recovery: Avoiding Triggers!). When you have binge eating disorder it’s important to remember that it’s a personal journey and your path doesn’t have to look like everyone else’s.

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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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Wintertime Self-Care for Binge Eating Disorder

Wintertime Self-Care for Binge Eating Disorder

It’s officially wintertime and a lot of people ask me how they can continue binge eating disorder self-care when they can’t do things like go for walks, go to the beach, and enjoy being outdoors. Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t practice self-care. When you have binge eating disorder, it’s important to not only avoid your binge eating disorder triggers, but to take care of yourself as well. Add some new items to your routine and have fun while practicing wintertime self-care for binge eating disorder.

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