Our societal traditions often are centered around good. While this is a great way of bringing people together, it may cause distress for those suffering from an eating disorder. Binge eating is a mental health condition characterised by overeating and large amounts of shame around food, and can have severe negative health outcomes, both mentally and physically. Binge eating is more common than some may think, therefore, it is important you know the signs and symptoms.
Mary Magalotti on Identifying Binge Eating Disorder
An individual suffering from binge eating disorder will often eat to cope with negative emotions or stress. They can feel like they cannot control themselves around food and may refuse to eat with others.
A sign of binge eating disorder is if you have periods where you eat large amounts of food in one sitting, or eat large amounts of food periodically and you regularly feel uncomfortably full after eating. You may find yourself eating when you are experiencing emotions such as sadness or anxiety rather than when you are hungry. Binge eating can affect people of any size and age.
If you are concerned that you are experiencing symptoms of an eating disorder, it is important to reach out for support. It is important to remember that eating disorders are treatable with the right support. Mary Magalotti, Jodie Brenton and the team at Life Resolutions offer dedicated mental health care for people who are struggling with issues around food and eating.
Seek Support with Life Resolutions
Our team of mental health professionals are offering Telehealth services along with face-to-face consultations for all clients. If you want support in creating a healthy relationship with food, contact our friendly team to book an appointment.