September’s been too heavy on the belly. With birthday celebrations coming and going almost every week. Within the family circle, two nieces celebrated their first and sixth birthday just last week. Imagine all the food on this table…
And, what’s more, a day after that food event, the lad had celebrated his 14th birthday, too…(sans much fanfare…somewhat a relieve^_^)
How could anyone snubbed all the sumptuous feast paraded right before your eyes. Feet raced to the table faster than getting a plate! As most dieters say on a feast like this, “EAT NOW, DIET LATER”.
Binge eating is not a healthy move. When others would eat excessively on a depressed stage, others, would simply “indulge” just because we like to eat and celebrate. Is there such a thing?
Anyways, hoped the bingeing episodes will not lead to anything serious like BED (binge eating disorder).
BED, as described, have these as symptoms;
Eating much more rapidly than normal
Eating until uncomfortably full
Eating large amount of food, even when not physically hungry
Eating alone out of embarrassment at the quantity of food being eaten
Feeling of disgust, depression, or guilt with overeating.
People who have this kind of disorder typically loathe that they overeat. More often, promising to “normally eat” and continue with the regular diet. But, the urge to eat uncontrollably is overwhelming that they managed to engage over it over and over again.
Factors contributing to BED:
1. GENES. Scientists are learning whether to associate binge eating to genetic disposition. Whether it runs in the family or chemical imbalances in brain hormones.
2. MOODS. Emotions play major role in binge eating. Low self-esteem, depression and anxiety triggers the condition.
3. SOCIETY. Diet issue constantly play major role in peer pressure. Wanting to be thin to the point of getting too waif. Also, kids, who grew up with parents who tend to regard foods as rewards can worsen binge eating.
Though, there has been no root cause of the disorder, BED has always been associated with depression. The more people are depressed, the more they eat, the more they can get themselves into obesity or weight abnormality.
Obesity, as we all know, is a precursor to many illnesses. High cholesterol, Diabetes, heart problems, hypertensive, and psychological problems.
To treat BED, it must go back to the root cause of the problem.
Know what causes the symptoms. Where emotions are the culprit. Behavior and self-help program may be introduced.
Find appropriate weight-loss program that aren’t too restrictive. The thing is, diet program does not need to be DEPRIVATION.
Engage socially with people who gives love and support.
Exercise. Getting physical focused minds off to negativity and indulge body to release toxins.