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Treatments For Binge Eating Disorder
Overeating, even to the point of feeling bloated, is something that most people experience every now and then. Such an occasional over-indulgence is nothing to worry about. Binge eating is different and someone who is affected by it often overeats to the point where they have a sense of being out of control. They might even feel guilty or disgusted by their behaviour.
If you feel as if control of your eating is beyond your grasp, if what you think about yourself sounds very critical and if you cannot see a way out of this harmful behaviour then you need to know that there are ways to help you find new directions.
You can join those who have learned to stop compulsively overeating and find that a new perspective opens up; where thoughts ring true and new behaviours are firmly in place. They tell us that the experience is liberating.
‘I am out of control of my eating’
There are no shortages of ideas put forward about what causes binge eating. However it seems certain that it is maintained by habitual thought processes. Something triggers an initial thought about bingeing and then an automatic sequence of thoughts leads inevitably to another bout of binge eating. And once it starts then it seems to feed off itself, seemingly impossible to control.
Getting in control
You can learn how to use NLP to help to take control of those thoughts as you become aware of them, and you can then learn to change these thoughts so that they lose the power to influence you. The thought processes are no longer automated.
Then we can work with hypnosis to help you to re-pattern your behaviour at the unconscious level, the result of this being a fading of the urge to binge.
By now you can expect to have a new perspective on things, a quiet confidence and a new grip on your behaviour.
Binge eating causes a surge in blood sugar levels and this leads to the release of insulin, a blood sugar regulator. This leads to a crash in blood sugar and a false feeling of hunger and a desire for sugary foods. This enables you to consume a huge amount of food, even when you are not actually hungry.
So, once a binge has started there are well-understood, physical causes of the cycle. The obvious place for a successful intervention is at the beginning, before the first binge, and this is what NLP/Hypnotherapy aims to help you to do.
Because of the possible physical effects that prolonged binge eating may have had on you, you might also like to consider taking professional advice from a qualified nutritionist. You can arrange this either privately or through your GP.
These can include:
Weight gain and all the accompanying problems.
Irregular blood sugar levels leading to cravings, headaches, and stomach pain.
Bingeing cycle leading to guilt feelings, lack of concentration, panic attacks, anxiety, hopelessness and depression
- ‘Automatic’ thoughts lead to an initial binge
- Varying sugar levels lead to a binge cycle
- Feelings of being out of control
- Feelings of guilt and despair
How long will it take for me to stop binge eating?
Because the combined effects of NLP and hypnotherapy usually lead to a swift resolution we find that most people require only two or three one-hour sessions.