Binge Eating Recovery

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“However awful binge eating disorder is, it has something to teach me. That I need to make changes in my life so that I don’t rely on something outside myself to get me through. I need to take of myself better and to learn that eating doesn’t solve my problems, only make them worse.” Lana

Consider counseling or Overeaters Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. OA welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members. Meetings are held in person, online, via e-mail and telephone. Go to http://www.oa.org for more information.

Exercise 4-5 times a week. Even when you are overeating, keep exercising to help maintain your current level of fitness.

Commit food in writing in advance. Sometimes having a “food sponsor” who you email daily with food helps people in binge eating recovery to get/stay on track.

Watch triggers and stay out of danger. People who have a binge eating disorder cannot walk around feeling lonely and tired and think they are going to resist food. If someone with an eating disorder takes care of his or herself, then they are less likely to turn to food for comfort or love.

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