I have been a binge eater most of my life and to me, yes it has an emotional tie but to tell you the truth, I feel like it also is an addiction. Think of an alcoholic and what they go through. They want to stop and they have to go through a lot to get to the point of stopping. I feel like an addict of sorts when binge eating. I black out, take in as much as I can, and spend money I don't have. I feel like an alcoholic but with food. I am going to an eating disorder clinic and talking to a counselor. Isn't that what alcoholics do with AA in a sense? Does this make any sense? I am on this page today for the first time because I have to work two jobs and have to stop going to my counselor. I will always be a support for anyone who needs it.
I don't really know how to answer that question. Binge eating is such a complex thing. My opinion is that it's more of a emotional issue and when you deal with that you can control binge eating better. I know when things are right in my emotional world, I don't feel like binging but when things are not right, i want to binge right away. So dealing with my emotions are what keeps me from binging,but I have to be willing to work at it diligently and everyday. Help with a therapist (even a Pastor)does help because it make you face your demons and work through emotional stuff that by yourself would not be possible. Hope this helps!
My hubby and I were talking about bingeing today and it seems to me it is an addiction of sorts...is it? If so, how do we handle the addictive nature of a binge? Do we all need addiction help as well???? ie; a food addict support team?
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