Binge Eating & Food Addiction

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Compulsive overeating and binge eating are becoming even more prevalent in our country and can lead to issues including excessive guilt and shame, physical discomfort and limitations, poor quality of sleep, isolation, relationship distress, and a loss of activities once enjoyed. Research is now pointing out that overeating is a problem that occurs between the ears- that is, in our brains. We use food and eating as a way to cope with any number of issues including depression, anxiety and stress, anger, conflict in relationships, etc. Like any other addiction, we can get stuck in a pattern of turning to food for comfort from unpleasant, negative emotions or to cope with physical and emotional traumas. Most of us are aware of what we should be putting in our body, but something gets in the way and blocks us from choosing healthier eating habits. The psychological aspects of over eating have a tremendous impact on our eating habits, which is why therapy for this issue is extremely beneficial!

Topics addressed in therapy for this issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Past Physical and Emotional Traumas
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Underlying Rules and Messages Regarding Food
  • Changing Self-Identity
  • Identifying your current relationship with food and creating a new, successful relationship with food
  • Assertiveness/Boundaries
  • Identifying your pattern of over eating
  • Coping skills
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