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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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Selfies Helped My Damaged Body Image

Selfies Helped My Damaged Body Image

After years of dealing with binge eating disorder my body image became damaged, but taking selfies helped my damaged body image. After believing my body was unacceptable and my eating was the direct cause of its shape and form, I had started a long campaign of self-hatred directed at my body. Now, I look at my body as capable of more than imperfection and taking selfies helped me with my body image journey.

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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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How A Binge Eating Disorder Diagnosis Can Be A Good Thing

How A Binge Eating Disorder Diagnosis Can Be A Good Thing

When you’re first told you have binge eating disorder it can be very scary, but getting your binge eating diagnosis can be a good thing. Once you’re diagnosed you can get help and support for your disorder. It also affirms that the way you eat and the feelings you get from eating are not average and you don’t have to continue to suffer. A binge eating diagnosis is not the ending of your story. It’s just the beginning and a binge eating disorder diagnosis can be a good thing.

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When Binge Eating Is Used as A Coping Mechanism

When Binge Eating Is Used as A Coping Mechanism

After trauma, it feels natural to use comfortable coping mechanisms, even if binge eating is what's comfortable. I had to stop binge eating. Here's how I did.

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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Make Time To Care For Binge Eating Disorder In College

Make Time To Care For Binge Eating Disorder In College

You’re in college and you have binge eating disorder. You might be wondering how you can take care of yourself when stress can play a huge part in your eating disorder. College is a fun and exciting time which can also be incredibly difficult and challenging. Amid the demands of school work, how do you find the time to practice binge eating disorder self care and eat on a regular schedule?

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Binge Eating Disorder: What Is a Binge Like?

Binge Eating Disorder: What Is a Binge Like?

One question I get asked frequently about my binge eating disorder boils down to, what is a binge like? The word “binge” is used exceedingly hyperbolically and often leads to confusion both from the person using the term and the person hearing it. What does it mean to binge? How is it different from average behavior? What is it like to binge?

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