What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge eating disorder is the most common type of eating disorder and is characterized by eating excessively, sometimes after periods of fasting. Unlike with Bulimia, purging behaviors such as vomiting or taking diuretics does not typically follow most binge-eating episodes. Instead, a binge eater may attempt to prevent excessing weight gain by fasting or with compulsive exercising, or they may not attempt to prevent the weight loss that is inevitable with regular binge-eating episodes.
Like others suffering from an eating disorder, binge eaters have difficulty stopping this destructive behavior on their own because they are using it as a coping mechanism for overcoming stress, depression, and/or other negative emotions. Co-occurring disorders may also be contributing to their binge-eating behavior. Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, and low self-esteem are common consequences of long term binge-eating.
Binge Eating Warning Signs (not all are required):
- eating large quantities of food late at night
- wearing baggy clothes to conceal weight
- eating frequently
- eating less often but with much larger portions
- often appearing overweight
- eating in private
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How Do I Get Help For My Binge Eating Disorder?
The first step in binge eating recovery is to call us and schedule a confidential evaluation and assessment with one of our eating disorder specialists. We can private a private comprehensive evaluation over the phone or in person, give you a complete and accurate diagnosis, followed by our treatment plan recommendation. Usually, we can admit you the same day as your assessment and get you started immediately on the path to recovery. Our clinical team at Aspire Wellness and Recovery Center is comprised of doctorate and masters level therapists, registered dietitians, nutritionists, our medical director, and a supportive milieu staff who are all committed to helping individuals overcome their eating disorder and go on to live happy and healthy lives.
We offer customized treatment planning, meal planning that takes into account dietary restrictions and preferences, regular individual therapy visits, family therapy, group therapy, and experiential therapies such as yoga, QiGong and Equine Assisted Therapy. Lifetime Aftercare Support is also offered to help our graduates find support if they happen to struggle after graduating our programs.
Aspire Wellness and Recovery Center is a local eating disorder treatment provider, with affiliated residential and outpatient programs in Sacramento, San Francisco, Roseville, Marin and Placer County, California. To find out more about how our anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating treatment programs can help you, Contact Us today or fill out the contact form in the right margin. We accept all major insurances and offer flexible financing options.