Binge Eating

Weird Food Pairings Can Indicate Binge Eating Disorder

Scientists say that food preferences largely come from what foods we’re raised on. But a new study from the University of Alabama suggests that those who enjoy strange food pairings–like Oreos and mashed potatoes or pork rinds and salad dressing–may actually have something deeper going on. Specifically, binge eating disorder. The study The study included …

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Unhealthy Eating Can Worsen A Bad Mood, Study Says

Women who are already concerned about their eating habits could make a bad mood worse by engaging in the very behavior they’re trying to control, a new study says. Researchers from Penn State found that college-age women who did not have eating disorders — but who were prone to concerns about their diet and self-image …

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Ten Percent Of Bipolar Patients Also Have Binge Eating Disorder

People with bipolar disorder who also binge eat appear to have different mental health outcomes than obese bipolar patients who don’t struggle with the eating disorder, according to new research. A study by the Mayo Clinic, the Lindner Center of HOPE and the University of Minnesota found that just under 10 percent of bipolar patients …

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Survey Says: Sunday Night Is Comfort Food O’Clock

The biggest dieting danger zone is Sunday nights at 7 p.m., according to recent survey results from Forza — a company that makes raspberry ketone diet supplements. About half of the participants questioned in the survey revealed that the period between 7 and 10 p.m. was the time they were most likely to break out …

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Stress Reinforces Eating Habits, Whether Good Or Bad

The role of emotional triggers, like stress, can’t be overstated when it comes to eating disorders. And while many people believe that emotional eating is equated with the consumption of junk food, new research suggests that stress makes us seek the foods we eat out of habit – whether they’re healthy or unhealthy. Stress and …

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‘Smart’ Tooth Knows When You Overeat – Would You Wear It?

A visit to the doctor’s office can easily turn into fudging the facts about your health habits. But for people who are trying to lose weight or develop healthier eating habits, a new “smart” tooth gadget can recognize when they’ve been eating, talking, smoking or even coughing – and it can send that information right …

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Ramadan Binges Sending Dozens To The Hospital

The holy month of Ramadan is about discipline, devotion to God and self-control. But many Muslims who observe the tradition of fasting during the day – which started in early July and lasts until early August – are ending up in hospital beds late at night. The cause? Overeating. Breaking fast in a bad way …

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Protein-Packed Breakfast May Prevent Binge Eating

Skipping breakfast may be easy to do, but a new study confirms yet again the importance of the first meal of the day. Researchers at the University of Missouri found that eating a high-protein breakfast can help appetite control the rest of the day, preventing overeating at night. Obese teen girls show reduced snacking Twenty …

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Is Facebook Making You Fat?

We all know that social media can be detrimental to body image and self-esteem. Case in point: Websites and blogs that promote anorexia and self-harm. The Internet is rampant with negative messages that are dangerous for vulnerable young minds. Does social media make you overweight and broke? But even a little innocent Facebook browsing can …

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