There are many different personal factors influencing how we interact in our relationships. They range from personality and cleanliness to financial habits, and eating disorders are definitely no exception to the rule.
More than 70 million Americans are battling obesity, and another 25 million are struggling with binge eating disorder. To a large extent, treatment for these conditions has focused on dieting and weight loss. But a newer, more effective form of treatment is emerging: integrative medicine.
Breakfast has always been touted as the most important meal of the day. However, many people skip it altogether or grab something convenient but unhealthy as they scramble through their morning routine.
When binge eaters complete treatment for an eating disorder and return to normal life, they often struggle with repeated relapses back into the disordered eating behavior. Training patients to control their responses to stimuli that induce binge eating is regularly included in treatment, helping patients recognize the triggers that precede their bingeing episodes.
The holiday season can be a very stressful time for those who suffer from compulsive eating, as feelings of depression, loneliness, and anxiety (all of which can be heightened during the holidays) can lead to overeating and excessive weight gain.
Binge eating disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder that involves eating large quantities of food repeatedly and uncontrollably for at least several months. About four million Americans suffer from BED, and it is twice as common among women. Researchers didn’t know much about the underlying causes of BED until a recent study found…
In two hours or less, do you eat an amount of food that is significantly larger than most people would consume in the same time and under similar circumstances? Do you eat until uncomfortably full, and more rapidly than most people would, at least once a week, for a minimum of three months? Do you…
Existing research shows that rates of binge eating among adult women is virtually identical across race. However, a new study found that among college-age women, Caucasian women are more apt to exhibit binge eating behaviors than African American women.