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Recognizing Binge Eating Disorder- Binge Eating Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Recognizing Binge Eating Disorder: Binge Eating Sympt...

The old potato chip ads said, “’bet you can’t eat just one!” It’s true that some snacks are designed to tempt us into eating them (and maybe overeating them). And many of our best social situations and holidays revolve around eating large amounts of food. These can be okay on occasion and part of normal…

Disordered Eating: Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But Not Just Right Either, Houston, TX

Disordered Eating: Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But ...

What does it mean when your relationship with food isn’t clinically defined as excessive, or too restrictive, yet something still feels off? Sometimes the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders leaves out struggles that have all the hallmarks of a disordered way of eating. Maybe how, when, and why you eat are hard to talk about;…

Binge Eating and Depression, Houston Therapists

Binge Eating and Depression: How They “FeedR...

Melissa knows she is depressed. She finds it difficult to get out of bed, and she sleeps too much. She tells her mother it feels like she’s living inside a storm cloud. At the center of all her bad feelings is eating. The problem first appeared when she was about fourteen. The picture she had…

Houston Therapists, How to Stop Binge-Eating

How to Stop Binge Eating — Take These Steps

  From an early age James has struggled with his weight. James’ classmates often made jokes at his expense. He became so self-conscious that talking to girls or making friends seemed impossible. James has tried many different diets; each one ends when he feels stressed out and turns to food for comfort. Often, when James…

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Weight Loss: Is it the Wrong Type of Motivation?

Recently, Amy Wrzesnieswski and Barry Schwartz wrote an article in the New York Times titled “The Secret of Effective Motivation.” They studied two types of motivations: internal and instrumental.  Internal motivation or sometimes known as intrinsic motivation is a desire that is based on the actual activity. For instance, a student wants to study in…

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7 Types of Binges: What’s Your Overeating Trigg...

Identify What Causes Your Binge Eating or Overeating Behavior Do you find yourself binge eating or overeating and feel out of control with food? It can be such a painful and vicious cycle. Perhaps you think things will be different today and then suddenly, you find yourself overeating. Or perhaps you think, “I’ve already blown…

what is binge eating disorders

What is Binge Eating Disorder

What is Binge Eating? Binge eating is characterized by eating a large amount of food on a regular basis. Oftentimes, this is done in secret due to feelings of guilt and shame over the behavior. When people binge eat, they feel out of control of what is happening, regardless of the amount of the binge.…

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I Feel Fat – Decode the Negative Self-Talk

Do you find yourself saying, “I feel fat”? What does that really mean to you? Negative body thoughts are often a way of talking to yourself about other issues in your life or feelings that bother you. Learn to decode these messages and stop the negative body thoughts.   There are often psychological factors that…