How to Stop Binge Eating

Don’t let your emotions rule your stomach. If your eating is out of control, discover ways to curb your appetite.

Instructions

  • : Binge-eating disorder is a serious condition. If you show symptoms, seek medical attention.
  • Step 1: Determine the cause Determine the cause of your binge eating. About half of all sufferers are depressed or have a history of depression. Prescription medication and therapy may help.
  • Step 2: Stop the cycle Stop the cycle. Make a decision to put an end to unhealthy eating habits.
  • Step 3: Keep less food Keep less food in the house than you normally do. Removing the temptation may cut down on overeating.
  • Step 4: Choose healthy foods Eat healthy foods. Get rid of the chips and soda and replace them with fresh fruits and water.
  • TIP: If you break your new good habits, don’t be hard on yourself. Realize you’re not perfect – and then get back up and keep moving forward.
  • Step 5: Find a replacement Find a replacement activity. For instance, instead of binge eating, try exercising or meditation, or get involved in a volunteer organization.
  • Step 6: Share your journey Share your journey. Talk about your struggles with a trusted friend or support group and you may end up encouraging them too.
  • FACT: Binge-eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, affecting about three percent of American adults, most often between the ages of 46 and 55.

You Will Need

  • Self-control
  • A replacement action
  • Healthy food choices
  • A confidante

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