Do you really know what it is or just how dangerous binge eating can be to your overall health?
Binge eating occurs when you compulsively overeat large quantities of food while feeling out of control and that you have no power to stop. This type of eating can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and musculoskeletal problems.
One of the most common myths out there is questioning if binge eating is a "real" disorder.
While Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is not about willpower or weight, it absolutely IS a mental and physical disorder that affects men and women.
Without seeking proper medical attention, this disorder can spin out of control and cause serious damage to your health.
Another myth is that binge eaters should just "diet" and "get over it." However, putting a binge eater on a diet can actually backfire and cause even more damage. Depriving anyone from certain foods can cause you to eat more and trigger binge eating even more.
What are some other myths that are surrounding binge eating?
Founder of BEDA, Chevese Turner debunks the myths that surround binge eating and why it's important to know the truth.
4 Myths of Binge Eating
- Binge eating isn't a real disorder
- Binge eaters should just diet
- Binge eaters are fat
- Surgery is the best recovery option