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Binge Eating: Self-Loathing or Self-Love?

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

Almost everyone overeats on occasion, such as having seconds or thirds of a holiday meal. But for some people, excessive overeating that feels out of control and becomes a regular occurrence crosses the line to binge-eating disorder.

In my practice I would say that about 65% of people I come across has some unhealthy relationship with food. Most of them aware of it, and possibly the reason why they seek my help in the first place.

Most people who regularly binge are embarrassed about overeating and vow to stop. But then they feel such a compulsion they can't resist and continue binging.

Binge eating is common especially after a period of restrictive eating such as a cleanse or detox, finding Balance seems the hardest part.

Binge-eating disorder is more common in women than in men. Although people of any age can experience it.

“Most doctors and therapists will say that Binge-Eating is a form of self-loathing due to poor self-image, but this is where I disagree, I actually believe that is a (dysfunctional) form of self-love!"