Emotional Eating can be a serious health problem if it is not managed properly. This week I did a v-log about my binge eating disorder experience and how I have coped with it (click on video below). The following are some of the things you can do to overcome it Binge Eating Disorder.
- Recognize that you an emotional eater - Often time people who are emotional eaters don’t realize that they are overeating or they are denial that they are over eating.
- Figure what causes you to emotionally eat - Usually people binge eat when they are under a lot of stress, sad, or depressed. There are many things that can cause a person to binge eat.
- Intervention – Replace overeating with something more healthy (healthier lifestyle) such as using daily exercise, eating right, meditation, drawing, painting as an outlet.
If you think you are a binge/emotional eater and have a hard time coping, you may need to seek professional counseling.
Psychology Today –Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test
Emotional Eating- How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating
Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal Ph.D. Last updated: February 2015.