Binge Eating Treatment

“I had been a compulsive overeater since early childhood and hated my life and myself. I would binge approximately four times a day, and my constant diet of too much sugar and too few nutrients left my body exhausted and bloated, and my mind sluggish.”

Binge eating usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood, often after a major diet. But most people don’t seek binge eating treatment until much later when weight gain from their binge eating is causing health problems.

Many people find that the best binge eating treatment – either with individual counseling or alone, may be Overeaters Anonymous. As OA explains, people in OA meetings offer:

  • Acceptance of you – as you are now, as you were, as you will be.
  • Understanding of the problems you now face – problems almost certainly shared by others in the group.
  • Communication that comes as the natural result of our mutual understanding and acceptance.
  • Recovery from your illness.
  • Power to enter a new way of life through the acceptance and understanding of yourself, the practice of the 12 Step recovery program, the belief in a power greater than yourself, and the support and companionship of the group.

For more information on Binge Eating treatment, talk to your health care provider, mental health practitioner, or contact Overeater’s Anonymous.

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