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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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The Restriction and Binge Cycle of Binge Eating Disorder

The Restriction and Binge Cycle of Binge Eating Disorder

The restriction and binge cycle of binge eating disorder has primal roots. It's important to know what this means for BED recovery. Find out here.

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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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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Introduction to Grace Bialka, Author of ‘Binge Eating Disorder Recovery’

Introduction to Grace Bialka, Author of ‘Binge Eating Disorder Recovery’

My name is Grace. I am a 26-year-old Midwesterner with a mild coffee obsession. I am so excited to be a new writer for the Binge Eating Recovery blog. I think it is essential for personal stories to be shared. I believe our experiences are tools to be used for creating awareness and understanding and sparking change.

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Why Do I Want to Binge Eat When Good Things Happen?

Why Do I Want to Binge Eat When Good Things Happen?

When dealing with binge eating disorder you might still want to binge even when something good happens to you. It had never occurred to me that this would be the case until it happened a few days ago. To say I’ve been struggling to find steady employment after graduating with my undergraduate degree would be an understatement. I finally got exactly what I’ve wanted for the last eight years and suddenly, I couldn’t handle that either.

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Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss Surgery

Realistic Expectations for Weight Loss Surgery

If you undergo weight loss surgery, you need to set realistic expectations. When I first started considering gastric sleeve weight loss surgery in order to help treat my binge eating disorder, I didn’t have realistic expectations for the weight loss surgery. My goals and my thinking had to be adjusted to suit reality. 

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Are You Ready to Deal with Binge Eating Disorder?

Are You Ready to Deal with Binge Eating Disorder?

Are you ready to deal with binge eating disorder (BED)? You’re learning more about it, and you have the symptoms of BED, but are you ready to deal with BED? When you have an eating disorder, coming to terms with the very fact it exists can be extremely difficult. You can be fully aware you have a problem but be unprepared for taking steps to deal with it in a practical way. You may not be ready to deal with binge eating disorder.

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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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