It feels like your eating patterns are out of control.
No matter what you do, you feel like you can’t control what you eat. The choice doesn’t feel like it’s yours. Sometimes, it feels like you’re watching yourself from outside your body. You see yourself eating a lot of food, but you can’t do anything about it. It’s almost like you’re in a trans. The tricky part is that you want to stick to a diet. But, when you do, it makes the binges so much worse. Almost like starting a diet just pokes the binge bear. Sometimes, you wonder if the diet is just making your urge to binge worse.
After you binge, you feel nothing but shame.
You only binge by yourself. Often, you find yourself counting down the minutes until your guests leave or the people you live with go to bed. Because the second they do, it’s your time to binge without anyone watching you. You’ve taken every precaution not to be caught. On top of that, you’ve gone to every length to get rid of the evidence. Throwing away your trash in a neighbor’s trash can. Sometimes you throw away food to keep yourself from binging. However, only to get the food out of the trash moments after throwing it away
If this sounds familiar, you could be experiencing binge eating disorder.
Starting binge eating disorder treatment in Chicago, Il can help.
What is binge eating disorder? Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder that is recognized by the DSM. People that have binge eating disorder find themselves eating unusually large amounts of food. Often, for the occasion and specific time frame. Individuals with binge eating disorder often feel like their eating behavior is out of control. What’s more, people will often eat past point the of feeling full; sometimes until they become sick. On top of that, there is a high level of shame that is associated with this behavior. After a binge, people will often feel intense shame for how much they’ve eaten. And, will go to great lengths to “cover up the evidence” of their binge. These lengths look different for each person, but they’re often rather excessive.
However, binge eating disorder is treatable. Our team has years of experience providing binge eating disorder treatment in Chicago, IL. We’ve helped people to navigate this tough situation. And, we can help you as well.
Common reasons why people pursue binge eating disorder treatment
Although binge eating disorder has a few staple characteristics, each person’s experience is different. Binge eating disorder can result from a variety of different experiences. And, binge eating disorder can have a variety of impacts. With this in mind, our psychologists have seen a common theme of why people pursue binge eating disorder treatment. A few include:
- Feeling like they’re out of control.
- The shame after a binge damaging their self-esteem.
- Feeling like they’re constantly thinking about food and planning out when they are going to binge next.
- Exhausted from the planning and thought that goes into covering up a binge.
- No longer feeling like they’re in control.
Online binge eating disorder treatment in Chicago, IL can help you regain control
Struggling with binge eating disorder can feel incredibly isolating. Often, it can feel like you’re living a double life. It feels like no one understands. However, that’s not the case. Our psychologists are trained in providing binge eating disorder treatment and can help. Through our work together in binge eating disorder treatment, you’ll start to feel in control. We’ll address the underlying causes of your binges. And, this will begin to lessen your desire or tendency to binge.
Our approach to online binge eating disorder treatment in Chicago, IL
We know that binge eating disorder is often a result of something troubling. Often, binge eating disorder stems from a constant internal battle between your inner critic and rebellious teenager. The inner critic wants to be perfect. To eat perfectly, and anything that strays away from that expectation is a failure. Your rebellious teenager, on the other hand, wants to be bad. This is the part of you that wants to “cheat” on your diet- just because you can! Your inner rebellious teenager will often go against your inner critic just because.
Our goal in online binge eating disorder treatment is to find the balance between these perspectives.
In binge eating disorder treatment, we aim to incorporate components of both. Finding this balance can help you to reclaim your autonomy and control. At the end of the day, it’s not about the food. It’s about autonomy and control. Through years of providing binge eating disorder, we have seen a common theme of “accomplishment.” We know that we’re making progress when you find a trigger food near you, and you don’t eat it. Sometimes, you won’t even realize that it’s there. Instead, you will begin to focus more on the experience you’re having. Rather than counting down the minutes until your binge.
Begin online binge eating disorder treatment in Chicago, IL
Struggling with binge eating disorder can feel incredibly isolating. Often, it can feel like you’re living a double life. It feels like no one understands. However, that’s not the case. Our psychologists are trained in providing binge eating disorder treatment and can help. Through our work together in binge eating disorder treatment, you’ll start to feel in control. We’ll address the underlying causes of your binges. And, this will begin to lessen your desire or tendency to binge. When you're ready to begin online binge eating disorder treatment, follow these steps:
Other Counseling Services at Equipoise Teletherapy
Online binge eating disorder treatment isn’t the only service we offer in our Chicago-based online therapy practice. Other online therapy services include treatment for emotional eating, anxiety treatment, depression, treatment for addictions, nutrition counseling, and more. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please contact us!