Even though it's only been recognized as a disorder in 2013, binge eating has always been a serious problem and a health hazard. It might start small with most people, but eventually it can lead to obesity, increased psychological distress, mood disorders, and an overall significantly lowered quality of life.
How do you know if you're bingeing?
Considering that some foods are more harmful than others, and it's difficult to test yourself in terms of the quantities you eat at a time. Instead, you can identify your bingeing problem by gaining awareness of those moments when you lose control. Do you suddenly realize that you're eating in spite of what your body is telling you, but you simply cannot stop? That is bingeing. But so is eating in the middle of the night, when you've deliberately told yourself that this is unhealthy for your body or nibbling on things all throughout the day even though you're trying to watch your weight.
We live in a stressful world - that much is sure. Not only do we get triggered by anxieties, personal fears or social pressures, but we are also constantly tempted by a consumerist culture that incessantly flashes "candy" before our eyes. That is why more and more of us are bingeing, and why binge eating has become such a serious concern today.
This practical book on how to quit binge eating accompanies you through a 30-day program that takes an integrative approach to the disorder itself. You won't find any "quick fix" diets here, no flawless exercise routines, nor any magical formulae that can help you abstain from eating when you find yourself in that state of bingeing frenzy. What you will find, on the other hand, will be a good deal of information about the disorder, about the way you can become aware of it and about the way you can take control.