Binge eating disorder is a serious health condition that causes us to always want to eat, even when we are not hungry. We often do not take eating disorders as serious as other health conditions, because most of us generally do not see eating disorders as serious medical conditions. Because of this belief, we often fail to see how binge eating disorder negatively affects the health of our loved ones.

Symptoms and effects of binge eating disorder

Like any addiction, binge eating disorder or binge eating is an addiction that can cause serious health problems if it is not treated properly. This overeating condition causes us to eat uncontrollably, which can lead to high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and psychological problems.

Binge eating can cause us to rely too much on food to prevent our mind from thinking about certain issues that we do not want to face. This can lead to feelings of shame and a lack of confidence. These negative effects of overeating can destroy our relationship by negatively affecting our job and breaking our trust with family members and friends.

Common symptoms of binge eating disorder are:

  • Overeating
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Frequently eating alone
  • Hiding food
  • Mood swings
  • Stress

How to overcome binge eating disorder using the power of thought

Thought is the energy that shapes and paints the world you live in. In other words, it plays a very important role in your perception of reality. The way you think affects everything you do, because before you can act on anything, you have to think about it first.

The types of thoughts that often trigger overeating behaviors are thoughts about food, stress, boredom, and tiredness. In some people, negative thoughts about the shape of their bodies can trigger overeating behaviors. To prevent these thoughts from causing you to want to eat food all the time, you need to learn how to effectively direct and control them before they cause you to eat food.

One of the first steps to learn how to direct and control your thoughts is to be more aware of them. Learning to increase your awareness is an effective way to be more aware of your thoughts. This will allow you to sense more of your subconscious thoughts.

Most of your addictions occur in your subconscious, so if you want to overcome your binge eating disorder, you need to learn how to be more aware of your subconscious addictions. Also, avoid watching the news and shows on TV as much as possible, because they contain a lot of subliminal messages related to food, especially junk food and fast food.

Food addiction is a misunderstanding of food related desires that make you temporarily happy. When you do not understand these desires, you tend to be addicted to them because they give you a false sense of happiness. This kind of happiness is temporary which is why it never satisfy your addiction to food. For effective ways to overcome food addiction, read this informative article titled How to Break Food Addiction.

Other ways to overcome binge eating disorder

Psychotherapy

This therapy is a type of cognitive and behavioral therapy that focuses on helping people find ways to overcome mental and health conditions that are negatively affecting their lives. Psychotherapy is often used to treat chronic stress, emotional problems, relationship issues, financial stress, and eating disorders.

Turning to psychotherapy to help you deal with binge eating disorder has many benefits. Your psychotherapist is trained to help you solve your personal problems by listening to your needs and finding effective ways to help you overcome your food addiction.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is popular for treating emotional issues, mental problems, chronic pain, and eating disorders. During a hypnotherapy session, your hypnotherapist will ask you questions about your problems, so that he or she can understand what your needs are. If your problem is related to binge eating, your hypnotherapist will try to find ways to help you detox your mind of binge eating behaviors.

To help you overcome a food addiction, your hypnotherapist will use hypnosis, a hypnotic induction technique designed to put your mind in a deeply relaxed state. This trance state allows you to open a stronger connection to your subconscious. This allows your hypnotherapist to guide you to reprogram your mind to a certain level and therefore helping you to overcome the food addiction.

Learn to control your emotions

Emotions are cognitive abilities that allow you to understand life through feelings. These feelings can help you to overcome many challenges in life. However, when they are used in negative ways, they can negatively affect your behavior.

Negative emotions are some of the main reasons why you experience eating disorders. To learn how to control your emotions, you need to be more aware of them, so that you can consciously direct them in a way that benefits you. By learning how to control and clear your negative emotions, you can prevent them from triggering your appetite for food.

Eat healthy food

Choosing healthy food over junk food and fast food is a great way to help you overcome binge eating disorder. Junk food and fast food often have addictive ingredients that are great for conditioning your mind to eat more food. These ingredients are also great for destroying your health, which can lead to obesity, stress, depression, and other health condition.

When you eat more healthy food, you are less likely to feel shameful about your self-image. This will make it easier for you to overcome binge eating disorder and food addiction.

About the author

PL Chang is the author and founder of EnergyFanatics.com and OmniThought.org, two informative blogs dedicated to exploring esoteric information about energy, health, conscious living, spiritual science, conspiracy, and exotic “free energy” technology. He is also the author of two books titled Staradigm: A Blueprint for Spiritual Growth, Happiness, Success and Well-Being and 40 Enlightening Tips to Increase and Balance Your Energy.

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