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Binge Eating Support

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According to the National Institutes of Health, 2 percent of all U.S. adults suffer from compulsive over eating making binge eating disorder more common than bulimia or anorexia. Unlike other eating disorders, which primarily occur in women, binge eating disorder also affects a significant number of men.

Some suggestions for managing your binge eating may include:

  • Eating Regularly - It may be helpful to eat small meals regularly so that you are giving your body enough nutrients throughout the day.
  • Avoid Skipping Meals - If you can, try to avoid missing meals. Missing out on a meal may make you hungry later on in the day which may result in you bingeing.
  • Eating a Balanced Diet - You may find it helpful to look at Nutrition Australia's site for more information about establishing a balanced diet. If possible avoid going on diets which suggest that you leave out certain foods or only eat at certain times of the day.
  • Have a Distraction - Having something else you can do when you feel like bingeing may be helpful. This may be going for a walk, hanging out with friends, reading, art, or listening to music.
  • Exercise - Doing a little bit of exercise each day may be helpful. If you haven't exercised before it may be a good idea to talk with your local doctor about what exercise would suit you best.