Foodaboski’s

This title cracks me up. Well its been trending tho.

I’m a food! I’m an eat! I’m a finish everything! I’m a Foodaboski!A lot of us have been staying at home for a while now and I am so sure that your eating pattern has drastically changed over the weeks.

Maybe say 4-5 times on an average. We even stopped keeping track.

Well as long as I’m not chubby and I still look fit it doesn’t matter how much I eat. Sorry to burst your bubble! It does matter.

A mental disorder could actually be the cause of you eating too much.

Bulimia nervosa (bulimia) is a mental disorder that affects how you feel about your body and how you eat.With bulimia, you eat a lot of food in a short period of time. This is called bingeing or binge eating.

While you eat, you might feel like you can’t control how much you eat.After every meal you still feel hungry.

What does Binge eating does to you?

Binge eating overloads a person’s system with a flood of calories, sugar, fat and/or carbs, which results in the body using a large amount of energy to digest the food, which may result in low energy, sleepiness, and sluggishness.You know that wanting to sleep right after every meal? Yeah that’s it.

Another obvious effect of being eating is the night eating syndrome.

The longing to eat at 2am. I have been there too.

You wake up in the middle of the night to eating. I even sweet talk myself into calling it a midnight snack.Other behavioral and emotional signs and symptoms of binge eating involves;

• Continually eating even when full.

• Inability to stop eating or control what is eaten.

• Stockpiling food to consume secretly at a later time.

• Eating normally in the presence of others but gorging when isolated

.• Experiencing feelings of stress or anxiety that can only be relieved by eating.

• Never experiencing satiation: the state of being satisfied, no matter the amount of food consumed.It doesn’t necessarily mean all the symptoms could be evident.

Having 2 or 3 off the symptoms could just be a possibility that you might be a victim of the disorder.

Three contributing factors that causes binge eating according to eatingdisorderhope.com could be linked to;

• Biological abnormalities; A hormonal irregularity, genetic mutation or good addiction.

• Physiological factors such as depression, low self esteem, body dissatisfaction and inability to cope with feelings

.• Social and cultural factors like a traumatic experience such as rape, social pressure to being thin or critical comment about body weight.

Over coming binge eating requires a simple process involving willpower. The concious effort taken to overcome that traumatic event or not pay attention to obvious comments about your body and working on your self esteem will go a long way in helping you overcome the disorder.

It is necessary to concentrate on healing from the emotional triggers that may be causing binge eating, having proper guidance in establishing healthier coping mechanisms to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, etc

Another active measure that can be employed is getting occupied. When you feel the need to eat, take a walk, dance, sing out loud, paint, play an instrument or anything you know you have passion for.

Lastly, you could seek professional support and treatment from health professionals specializing in the treatment of binge eating disorders, including psychiatrists, nutritionists, and therapists.

The question is HOW OFTEN DO I EAT IN A DAY?

Stay tuned for the next blog post.❤&💡

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