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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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Binge Eating Disorder: A Secret You Should Talk About

Binge Eating Disorder: A Secret You Should Talk About

When you have binge eating disorder, one of the ways your disorder manifests might be through keeping binge eating disorder a secret. Sometimes it’s keeping  your eating hidden, other times it might take more deceptive forms, including outright lying about what you’ve eaten, when or how much. It’s important to realize that keeping secrets can be part of binge eating disorder and needs to be addressed with a medical professional.

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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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How To React When Someone With BED Loses Weight

How To React When Someone With BED Loses Weight

It’s utterly common in modern culture to congratulate someone on their weight loss, but what does it mean when someone with binge eating disorder (BED) loses weight? Weight loss is never automatically a good thing (people lose weight because of physical illness, mental illness, and a variety of other reasons which aren’t positive). But when someone has an eating disorder, what does it mean when they lose weight (Is It A Diet Or An Eating Disorder)? How should you react when someone who has binge eating disorder loses weight?

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