How to Stop Binge Eating at Night

Learn how to stop binge eating at night from Allegra Broft, M.D. in this Howcast video.

Transcript

So, if you find yourself in a problem of repetitive episodes of binge eating at night, there may be ways to get help and working with a professional that's familiar with this type of problem is really the key critical step in getting a hold on this type of eating problem. There can be some simple behavior measures that can be put into place or stop binge eating at night. Oftentimes, it's as simple as taking a look at eating patterns over the course of the day. Someone that's been binge eating at night is often refraining from eating as much during the day, maybe on a diet in the daytime, and sometimes a strategy as simple as trying to re-distribute calories over the course of the day so that more calories are ingested in normal meals - breakfast, lunch, in snacks, and dinners - there will be less of a hunger drive and less of a tendency to want to binge eat at night. When binge eating at night is the result of psychological or emotional factors- a hard day at work, for example, or an upcoming deadline,- there may be emotional factors that need to be addressed to help curb the binge eating tendency at night. So, figuring out more adaptive ways to cope with those feelings of low mood or those feelings of anxiety can be an important step in curbing the binge eating tendency at night time.

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