Do you feel out of control once you start eating? Do you feel a compulsion to eat, even when you don’t really have to eat? Does binge eating make you feel ashamed? In therapy with Dr. Fabiana Franco, you can find relief from binge eating and other eating disorders.
Therapy for compulsive overeating can help
Commonly referred to as compulsive overeating, binge eating can be – for many people – treated with evidence-based therapies. Healing from binge eating may involve addressing and reducing the anxiety, depression, and shame that is strongly related to binge eating. Dr. Franco will develop a treatment plan with you, tailored to meet your needs.
Binge eating disorder is more than just overeating
Almost everyone overeats from time to time. When your overeating becomes compulsive and you feel powerless to control your eating, you have crossed the line to binge-eating disorder. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel unable to stop eating?
- Are you ashamed about overeating?
- Have you tried to stop but just can’t resist the compulsion to continue binge eating?
- Do you eat rapidly during binge episodes, or eat unusually large amounts of food in short periods of time?
- Do you eat even when you are full or not hungry?
- Do you frequently eat alone or in secret?
- Are you depressed or ashamed about your eating?
Not all binge-eaters are obese. If you experience symptoms of binge-eating disorder, reach out for help today.
Have you failed at losing weight? Typically, the first step is treating the binge-eating disorder before undertaking a weight loss program. Left untreated, the underlying causes are likely to trigger more binge-eating episodes.
Psychotherapy for eating disorders
Psychotherapy can help you learn to exchange unhealthy eating habits for healthy ones and reduce binge eating episodes. In therapy you can acquire the insights and skills to cope with the issues that trigger binge-eating episodes, such as negative feelings about your body. For more information about psychotherapy and treatment for binge eating, click here to visit the Mayo Clinic site.
Controlling your compulsive overeating
To heal from binge eating, you need to start developing a healthier relationship with food. Therapy for compulsive overeating will help you develop eating patterns that are based on your nutritional needs, rather than your emotional needs.
In therapy you will learn to identify the patterns behind your binge eating. Over time, you can learn to avoid the triggers or learn to tolerate the negative emotions that are causing you to binge eat. You can become empowered to exercise appropriate control over your eating habits.
In therapy, Dr. Franco will focus on your specific challenges and tailor therapy to your eating disorder, your needs, and your capabilities.
Get help today
If you have any symptoms of binge-eating disorder, seek help as soon as possible. Binge-eating disorder usually doesn’t get better by itself.
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