25.Sep.2012 Stop Compulsive Eating

Overcome the Food Addiction

Compulsive eating: We’ve all done it before. Without feeling the slightest bit hungry, we’ve eaten something just for the sake of eating it. “Whoo, that bag of chips was delicious! But did I really need to eat it?” We answer our own question with a resounding “NO.”

For some of us, it’s a semi-harmless occasion and is done only on occasion. For others it’s a chronic issue that creates problems concerning weight gain, guilt and depression. Left untreated, it can lead to obesity, and trigger diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.

So how do you know which side of the fence you sit on? There’s a thick line between what is normal and what is a major problem.

Compulsive eating, often referred to as food addiction, is characterized by a chronic obsession with food. Lot’s of time and energy are devoted to eating food and thinking about food.

Binge eating often occurs -feeling out of control while eating past the point of comfort. Binging often amounts to 5,000 to 15000 calories per day.

Those with a problem plan to secretly eat more, or may want to eat alone out of shame. There are feelings of remorse, embarrassment, anddepression.

If you have a problem, rest assured that it is treatable. With therapy and counseling, you can begin to work at the root of the issue: low-self-esteem, emotional conflicts, anxiety disorders, etc.

Find help with a twelve step program:

Overeaters Anonymous

Food Addicts Anonymous


Even the occasional “I’m not hungry, but I’m going to eat anyway” lapse of judgment can pack on the pounds and hinder your weight loss success.

Don’t graze around in the kitchen.
Keep occupied with activity: walking, learning a new language, learning an instrument, reading, etc.

Before you put it in your mouth, ask yourself “Am I really hungry?” 

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