Binge eating disorder affects three times the number of people diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia combined. Binge eating is painful. An individual with binge eating disorder often has a strong dissatisfaction with how they feel and look in their body and often try different avenues to lose weight. The dieting mindset, however, provides false hope, a repetitive, negative cycle, and eventual dissatisfaction. If you’ve tried to gain control over your emotional eating and found it difficult or near impossible, you are not alone, and…
There is a way out!
Yes, you can put an end to the cycle. Although a binge may make you feel helpless and frustrated, you don’t have to be trapped.
Bingeing can be stopped!
Finding someone who understands the cycle of binge eating and the debilitating fear of judgement can seem difficult. However, you don’t have to take on binge eating alone. As eating disorder specialists, we know how to help you restructure your thinking and challenge your urges. By working with a specialist, you can find strength and begin to feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Research shows that it is crucial to identify what leads you to binge. Binge eating treatment uses a mix of interventions such as:
- Behavior change
- Diffusion of self-defeating thoughts
- Changing your relationship with food
- Challenging your core beliefs, which are often unconscious and require a therapist to guide you away from judgmental thinking.
As one of the few therapy practices in New Jersey with certified binge eating disorder therapists, we have witnessed incredible changes as patients find peace and healing from binge eating disorder.
Key characteristics of binge eating include:
- Secretive food behaviors, including hiding, stealing, or hoarding food
- Eating alone
- Disruption in eating patterns, including eating throughout the day with no planned meal times
- Skipping meals or taking small portions at meal times
- Periodic dieting
- Uncontrolled or continuous eating
- Eating until you experience pain
- Creating schedules around rituals of binge eating