Can binge eaters lose weight?

binge eating disorder - slim4funBinge eating is a very frustrating condition that many people struggle with in the world today. It is not only shameful but it is unhealthy because it leads to excessive weight gain which often negatively impacts an individual’s self-esteem negatively.

What is binge eating?

Binge eating is an eating disorder. The person that suffers from it is often eating rapidly uncontrolled amounts of food. Binge eating is a serious condition that sometimes cannot be stopped by simply starting a weight loss plan.

A person who suffers from binge eating needs to first seek help to address the psychology behind why they are binge eating. The binge eating must first be addressed on a psychological level before any weight loss plan is attempted.

Read more about binge eating on MedLinePlus.gov

Any hope for binge eaters?

Any attempts at shedding the extra weight becomes an uphill task and many people give up along the way.

With so many dieting and weight loss treatments out there, it often seems like the next logical step for a binge eater to turn to weight loss plans to help shed the extra pounds. The truth of the matter, however, is that it is not that easy.

A binge eater who has sought the previously mentioned treatment can then proceed to consult with a doctor about getting on a weight loss plan. They must consult with a dietician who will help create a healthy meal plan that they can follow to manage their eating habits.

It is usually at this point in the treatment process that exercise is often introduced to combat the weight directly. This can be in conjunction with any other form of weight loss treatment that has been approved by a doctor.

What is most important, however, is to address the binge eating on a self-assessment basis first before any form of weight loss treatment can be recommended.