Hmmmm. Binge-eating Disorder. I picked a pretty picture for this post but bingeing is not a pretty subject. I binged the other day. I did an internet search for binge, wanting to read and blog about it. I found information on binge-eating disorder and became convinced I had it.
Granted, I have incorrectly self-diagnosed myself with many disorders, including the mumps. I am not a doctor.
Maybe I don’t have it. I don’t binge 2 or more times a week. Maybe once every 1-2 months. I do yo-yo with my weight. I do diet a lot. I am a compulsive eater.
Whatever I am, I want to get control over my bingeing. Things to try: meditation, prayer, mindful eating, Overeaters Anonymous. All of these things should help. I made a list for myself of things to do when I want to binge. Here are three:
- Drink water
- Brush your teeth
- Call a friend
I feel discouraged that I am still struggling with this. But I am happy that I binge much less often and that my binges are smaller. Sometimes you have to be grateful for small victories. Always, actually.
- A Little Bit On Eating Disorders (rachelmiller1511.wordpress.com)
- Binge Eating Disorder Association’s First Annual Conference Will Bring Together Thought Leaders Around the Most Prevalent Eating Disorder (prweb.com)
- A Family Doctor’s Tale – BINGE EATING DISORDERS (kennethkee.info)
- Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) Collaborates with National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) at the BEDA 2012 Annual Conference (prweb.com)