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Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies

Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies

Jennie Kramer, Marjorie Nolan Cohn

ISBN: 978-1-118-55093-9 August 2013 384 Pages




Control binge eating and get on the path to recovery

Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies provides trusted information, resources, tools, and activities to help you and your loved ones understand your binge eating — and gain control over it. Written with compassion and authority, it uses stories and examples from the authors' work with clients they've helped to overcome this complicated disorder.

In Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies, you'll find information and insight on identifying the symptoms of binge eating disorder, overcoming eating as an addiction, ways to overcome the urge to binge, how to institute a healthy eating pattern, ways to deal with anxiety and emotional eating, and much more.

  • Provides professional resources for seeking additional help for binge eating
  • Includes advice on talking with loved ones about binge eating
  • Offers tips and guidance to establish a safe and healthy recovery plan

Overcoming Binge Eating For Dummies is for those currently suffering or recovering from BED, as well as families and friends looking for a comprehensive and expert resource to this widespread but largely misunderstood disorder.

Introduction  1

Part I: Binge Eating Disorder: What It Is and What It Isn’t  5

Chapter 1: The World of Binge Eating Disorder 7

Chapter 2: Defi ning Binge Eating Disorder 23

Chapter 3: Who Binges and Why 39

Chapter 4: Physical and Psychological Effects 51

Chapter 5: Distinguishing Binge Eating Disorder from Other Eating Disorders 63

Part II: Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder? 75

Chapter 6: Understanding the Symptoms of Binge Eating 77

Chapter 7: Becoming Motivated for Change 89

Chapter 8: Deciding to Seek Treatment 105

Part III: Getting Well: The Team Approach to Recovery 119

Chapter 9: Is Binge Eating an Addiction? (Well, if it Walks Like a Duck    ) 121

Chapter 10: Seeking Out Professionals and Support Groups 131

Chapter 11: Using CBT to Replace Damaging Behaviors with Healthy Ones 147

Chapter 12: Nourishing Your Body with Proper Nutrition 161

Chapter 13: Considering Medication and Dietary Supplements 173

Chapter 14: Enlisting Family and Friends 191

Chapter 15: Relapsing and Reassessing: It’s a New Day 201

Part IV: How BED Affects Special Populations and Biological Systems  217

Chapter 16: Men Who Binge 219

Chapter 17: Children and Bingeing 229

Chapter 18: The Endocrine System and Binge Eating 243

Chapter 19: Menopause and Bingeing 255

Chapter 20: Obesity and Bingeing 267

Part V: Providing Help: Advice for Family and Friends  279

Chapter 21: Helping Someone with Binge Eating Disorder 281

Chapter 22: Finding Help with Family 293

Chapter 23: Changing Family Habits and Routines 307

Chapter 24: Taking Care of Yourself 317

Part VI: The Part of Tens  329

Chapter 25: Ten Do’s for Binge Eaters 331

Chapter 26: Top Ten Myths about Binge Eating Disorder 335

Chapter 27: Ten Best Ways to Help Someone who Binges 339

Index  343

Chapter 1: The World of Binge Eating Disorder