Food is the main “fuel” for our body. Nutrition and moxiclear is the most important aspect of human life. However, even in this process there are failures. Sometimes we eat not only to saturate our bodies with necessary micro- and macronutrients, but also as a means of distraction from some negative situation.
How often have you noticed that you “eat” stress? Do you eat a lot and can’t stop until you feel very heavy or even nauseous? Chances are you have compulsive overeating. This is as serious a psychological illness as anorexia. And it is not a matter of lack of willpower and discipline, it is an eating disorder that requires a serious psychological approach to treatment. It is about compulsive overeating that we will talk about today.
More often ask yourself the question: “Are you really still hungry or are you just “eating” stress?
As psychologists say, there is nothing surprising about the emotional connection between humans and food, because since childhood we have been rewarded with food for various actions. Any holiday and just a good event is inextricably linked to the feast. However, such a reward ceases to be the norm when food is used as the only escape from negative emotions. Often, at such moments, you stop monitoring the amount of food you eat because you don’t feel satiated. Because of the eating disorder, the person constantly thinks about food and wants to eat more and more.
How does it start?
There are cases where compulsive overeating grows out of a harmless habit of eating something while watching TV in the evening. More often than not, however, this eating disorder is associated with some serious emotional upheaval. Note that dissatisfaction with your body plays no small role in the development of overeating. During a strict diet, you suppress your desire to reward yourself for your work in the usual way – with food, and as a result, there is a risk of a breakdown, which is also a strong emotional shock.
The most obvious consequence of compulsive overeating is overweight and obesity. In addition, there is an increased likelihood of diabetes, because stress is often “eaten” a lot of sweets. Various cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, depression can also accompany compulsive overeating. In the severe stages of this disorder, there may be alcohol abuse and financial difficulties due to increased spending on food.
How to cope with compulsive overeating
First, get a firm grasp on the fact that compulsive overeating is a serious eating disorder. If you think you are showing signs of this disorder, be sure to seek help from a professional.