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How to Stop Compulsive Eating
Compulsive eating is simply eating too much. Compulsive eating disorder is a phrase often used to describe binge eating disorder or overeating.
Compulsive overeating, or eating too much is often a form of food addiction. Just like an alcoholic is addicted to alcohol or and smoker is addicted to cigarettes, you can develop a food addiction.
Food addicts often can’t stop eating. They often eat beyond satisfying their physical hunger. I myself am a recovering food addict.
So how do you stop compulsive eating? Well first you have to learn more about the nature of food addiction to answer that question.
One often develops an addiction to cope with the difficulty of everyday life. You see it in the movies when a drug addict is having a hectic day and finally gets a hold of more drugs. After consuming or injecting the drugs all of a sudden their emotions are numb and they can relax and go on with their day.
This is same for a food addict or a compulsive eater. Compulsive eating is often a form of emotional eating. Food addicts usually consume all kinds of junk foods and fast food to comfort themselves especially when dealing with tough emotions, or at the end of a stressful day.
Now that you understand the payoffs of compulsive overeating, you can probably guess the first step of compulsive overeating treatment.
It’s dealing with your emotions. Often we keep our emotions bottled up inside us. This creates a lot of stress. This stress builds up and leads to stress eating which is just a form emotional eating or food addiction.
Take some time today and make a list of all the events/circumstances/people that stress you in your life. And start brainstorming action steps on how you are going to deal with them.
If you have a stressful job you might decide to speak to your boss tomorrow at work about making changes. If that doesn’t work, you might need to start looking for a new job.
Managing your emotions is the first step to stop compulsive eating. Help and support can be found at the overeating forum.