Binge eating will often 'feel good' in the moment, only to be immediately followed by feelings of guilt, shame, and a loss of control.
The MOST critical elements in Binge Eating Disorder recovery is a solid strategy and a strong interpersonal support system. Despite being the most common eating disorder, BED is under-diagnosed and under-treated. Binge eating disorder is not simply overeating or a lack of willpower. Typical approaches to treating binge eating tend to focus on weight loss and calorie deprivation which can actually make the eating disorder worse. Newer and more effective approaches for treating a person with binge eating disorder will address the whole person; nutritionally, socially, cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally. Our team of binge eating disorder specialists play an essential role in detecting and treating BED. In medical nutrition therapy sessions you will learn to love and accept your body and yourself, while also working through the issues that brought you to use food emotionally. Eliminating dieting and learning how to regulate emotional responses to triggers for binge eating will be essential to your recovery. We are 100% committed to a non-dieting approach to your treatment and discovering what healthy means for you. Your days of dieting are officially over.
It is important to recognize that it will take time, dedication, emotional, and physical support to recover from binge eating disorder and emotional eating. Allowing time to feel sad or lonely is appropriate; eating to fill that emotional time is a response that only camouflages and temporarily soothes your unwanted emotions. We understand how hard it can be to reach out for help when you struggle with binge eating, compulsive overeating, and emotional eating. At the core of almost every binge eater is someone just yearning for emotional fulfillment. Your behaviors with food are symptoms of more complex issues; We get it and we will help you identify the core function and purpose of your binge eating and show you how to move beyond it.
We are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and serve surrounding areas of Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills and Phoenix as well as remotely in licensed states via our Virtual EDRD. Our certified binge eating dietitians and therapists have an extensive knowledge of binge eating and the symptoms of binge eating disorder.