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Eat Stop Eat Review

by Emily Jacob (2019-06-07)


Since we were born with theĀ Eat Stop EatĀ hunger-satisfaction mechanism, and it is innate in every human being, then our ability to listen to it also exists in every one of us. Just as we will never forget how to ride a bicycle, so we will never forget how to eat according to hunger-satisfaction. This requires us to want to listen to ourselves again, want to answer our needs, and understand that this is a positive, important step in improving our quality of life. Then, with the right knowledge, faith and tenacity, almost everyone can meet this objective. Binge eating disorder is a compulsive behavior in which someone habitually eats far more than they need. It goes well beyond simply the normal cravings we all have for goodies or snacking between meals. It's a serious illness. Fortunately, there are effective treatments. Binge eaters continue to gorge themselves long after normal hunger pangs have subsided, long after they feel full even. Yet, the person feels helpless to stop. No amount of guilt stops them. One reason is that anxiety and guilt are common (partial) causes of binge eating. Shame has no power to stop us when it is the shame itself driving the irrational behavior. Many different treatment methods can help, however. They vary in detail - as you'd expect since the specific causes are often individual. Yet, many emphasize similar elements: managing stress more productively, exploring the roots of self-destructive behavior, raising self-esteem, etc. Cognitive behavioral therapy has proved to be an effective approach to treating binge eating disorder. At bottom, it holds that invalid perceptions and incorrect views are at the root of much of the problem.

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