I had not realized how many individuals suffer from Binge Eating Disorder. It is a disorder that is not highly recognized, nor considered as a disorder. Yet, it is just as deadly as the others. If binge eating is not controlled, it will lead to obesity or be overweight. Granted, it is possible to be a normal weight, which can be obtained through overly exercising.
Binge Eating is a pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating. It is sometimes a symptom of binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating disorder. During such binges, a person rapidly consumes an excessive amount of food. (wikipedia.org)
If we are over-consuming food, and not burning more than we consume, we will gain weight. Being overweight or obese will cause many health problems! In some instances, someone with B.E.D will binge a day or two, then starve themselves for the next week or so to compensate for the calories that were consumed in one sitting or more. None of this behavior is healthy in the least! It can become an addiction, will be a habit, and becomes a cycle that will ruin the mental and emotional capabilities that one possesses.
We can overcome anything that we want to overcome! It will take dedication, consistency, and possibly therapy. B.E.D may surface due to an underlying issue. By seeking therapy or going to a physician, they can help determine what may be causing the binge eating. It usually happens due to a trigger from a current event or emotional response from something currently ongoing or from the past, or due to the mere deprivation from food to lose weight. Whichever reason it is, that is not how to handle stress, depression, anxiety, or loss of control.
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, I will be walking in a NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) Event to support the cause. Not only am I doing it for myself, but to encourage others to save their life. NEDA has many support groups and tons of information for self-help. Educate yourself, believe in your worth, and keep fighting.
Loving yourself can set you free, save your life, and is the greatest love of all.