What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Struggling with binge eating, or any eating disorder, can be overwhelming and debilitating. Binge-eating is a serious eating disorder that involves frequent consumption of unusually large amounts of food and feeling unable to stop eating.
Almost everyone overeats on occasion, such as having seconds or thirds of a holiday meal. But for some people, excessive overeating that feels out of control and becomes a regular occurrence crosses the line to binge-eating disorder. It is the most prevalent eating disorder in the United States, affecting up to 5% of men, women and teenagers. Overeating can create many uncomfortable and dangerous physical symptoms over time.
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Recognizing Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms
Many signs and symptoms of binge eating are quite easy for people close to the individual to see. Because of the large quantities of food typically eaten, many clients seeking binge eating disorder treatment have above-average weight. Many individuals recognize these symptoms in themselves, but may feel too much shame to seek treatment. Therefore, it is often up to family and friends to encourage those experiencing it to seek binge eating disorder treatment.
Signs of Binge Eating
- Frequently eating very large amounts of food in short periods
- Eating until the individual is overwhelmingly full
- Eating in secret
- Eating constantly rather than at regular mealtimes
- Trying to hide food
- Great embarrassment and shame
- Constant guilt
- Lack of emotions during the binging episode
Binge Eating Statistics
- An estimated 2.8 million people have BED.
- Binge eating disorder affects three times the number of people diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia combined.
- Binge eating disorder is more common than breast cancer, HIV, and schizophrenia.
- Binge eating disorder is common among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Nearly 1 in 10 BED patients have a comorbid substance use disorder, usually alcohol use
- 30 percent of higher weight patients attempting to lose weight in clinical settings meet diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder (BED) and/or Bulimia Nervosa (BN).
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
Residential Binge Eating Treatment
Residential treatment is the highest level of care offered at Eating Disorder Solutions. Our center offers a quiet, peaceful, recovery-focused space for addressing the root causes of disordered eating and other harmful habits to help you build toward a healthier future.
During residential treatment for binge eating disorder, our clients receive three peer supported, supervised meals and snacks per day as planned by our staff nutritionist and dietitian. Between meals, clients participate in processing groups and individual therapy sessions to begin addressing underlying traumas and co-occurring mental health conditions. Our weekly experiential therapy groups include trips to local restaurants, grocery stores, and other fun outings to challenge disordered thinking and enrich the recovery process.
Partial Hospitalization for Binge Eating
As part of our full continuum of care, our partial hospitalization program helps support early recovery during the transition between residential and outpatient care, helping our clients stay on the path of recovery and achieve their goals.
Eating Disorder Solutions’ partial hospitalization program keeps the focus on daily binge eating treatment while allowing clients to return home or to our transitional housing at the end of each day. At this stage of care, clients receive three supervised meals and two snacks during the course of treatment and continue to participate in group and individual therapy. Clients are responsible for a final snack each night and weekend meals to begin practicing new life skills in real world scenarios.
Intensive Outpatient Program for Binge Eating
Similar to our partial hospitalization program, our intensive outpatient program helps to maintain long-term recovery through peer support, group and individual therapy sessions, and other resources to keep clients on the right path. Treatment is three to five days a week depending on specific continued care needs. At this level of care, our primary focus is sustaining the positive lifestyle and behavioral changes while also providing a safe space for processing challenges as they arise.
Eating Disorder Solutions’ outpatient treatment center is conveniently located near downtown Dallas, TX and accessible by car, bus, or train. We offer flexible scheduling options to allow you to get the help you need while working, going to school, or tending to other obligations. Additionally, as a member of the EDS recovery community, our clients and alumni gain access to support resources such as our active online alumni community, so you know help is there whenever you need it.
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The Impact of Binge Eating if Left Unchecked:
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal distress
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Gallbladder disease
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If you are looking for the best binge eating disorder treatment centers, you’ll want to find an environment that’s caring, compassionate, and puts the client first.
Eating Disorder Solutions is the best choice when it comes to binge eating disorder treatment in Texas because we focus on our clients’ unique needs by creating well-rounded, individualized care plans. Our client-centered programs do not treat all clients alike. Instead, we realize that each person has a different background, different triggers and different emotional needs that must be taken into account during their binge eating disorder treatment.
By focusing on individualized goals in both our binge eating disorder residential treatment program as well as our outpatient programs, we can address all aspects of each client’s physical and emotional needs.
Discover a Healthier Relationship with Food: This includes listening to bodily cues for hunger, eating regular meals and eating mindfully.
Cope with Emotional Eating: Individuals will learn how to recognize triggers for their binge eating and will discover healthier ways of coping with unwelcome emotions.
Develop a Healthy Lifestyle: We focus on long-term recovery and developing healthy habits for the greatest chance of success. Lowering stress, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly and making time for social connection can all help.
For more information on binge eating disorder treatment in Texas call 855-808-4213.