Binge eating Help and Advice. Eating Disorder Treatment.
Binge eating disorder is an illness that affects millions of people and can have a devastating effect on the sufferer’s physical and emotional well-being. Sufferers of binge eating disorder often have a compulsive relationship with food and have periods of overeating or bingeing that are followed by feelings of guilt, shame and despair.
Binge eating disorder sufferers are desperate to know how to stop their compulsive eating, but often do not realise that they have an eating disorder and rarely seek treatment or therapy for their bingeing.
How we provide help for compulsive eating
We can help you or your loved one to beat compulsive eating disorder. Whether you think that you are suffering from food addiction, comfort eating, binge eating or compulsive overeating; we will assess your needs and ensure that you receive the support and treatment you need to guide you towards overcoming your eating disorder.
Depending upon your needs, binge eating therapy may include referral to a residential clinic, outpatient treatment with our counselling team, or one-to-one therapy. If you are stuck in a compulsive cycle of binge eating, we can help you take the first steps towards breaking that cycle.
Statistics about compulsive overeating:
- 1 in 5 women report symptoms of binge overeating at some point in their lives
- 40% percent of people with binge overeating are male
- Compulsive overeaters can consume between 1000-30,000 calories per day
If you’d like to speak to one of our counsellors about binge eating therapy, or get help for compulsive eating for yourself or a loved one, give the Recover Clinic a call on 0845 603 6530.
Am I a binge eater?
- Do you plan to binge in secret?
- Do you use food to escape your worries?
- Does your weight have an impact on the rest of your life?
- Have you tried countless diets with little or no success?
- Do feel guilty and shameful after overeating?
- Do have cravings for sugar?
- Have you ever been treated for obesity or a food-related condition?
- Does your behaviour around food cause you or those around you unhappiness?
If you find that you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you may have a problem with an eating disorder.
Behavioural symptoms of binge overeating:
- Binge eating large amounts of food
- Preoccupation with weight and size
- Eating very little in front of other people
- Eating alone
- Guilt, secrecy, shame
- Obsession with appearance/body shape
- Alcohol/drug abuse
- Hiding food
- Agoraphobia (don’t want to leave the house)
Physical symptoms of binge overeating:
- Cold sores
- Bad complexion
Medical symptoms of binge overeating:
- High blood pressure
- Gastric rupture (the stomach can tear)
- Heart palpitations
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Bowel problems
Whatever the level of support you are looking for... we can help.
Call us today and speak to one of our experts on 0845 603 6530 or complete our short enquiry form.