Thursday, September 29, 2011

Compulsive Eating: The Struggle to Feed the Hunger Inside

Christie L. Ward
The Teen Health Library of Eating Disorder Prevention

Food. You can't live without it. But to be healthy and happy, you need to know how to live with it. Unfortunately, food has become a serious problem for millions of people in the United States.

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Do you know of any resourceful books on the subject of compulsive overeating?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Sleep, Less Overeating!

Women Struggling with FOOD

By Heleen Woest

A Lack of Sleep might be one of the Key Reasons for Binging and Overeating

We all know we need sleep, but we usually underestimate the danger of not getting enough shut-eye. If you struggle with an eating disorder such as compulsive oveating, bulimia or binge eating, you have to be extra diligent in getting a good night's rest.

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Do you think its possible that the reason people overeat if they do not get enough sleep may just be that they are getting their source of energy from a different location?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Appetite for life: Inspiring stories of recovery from anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating

M Ryerson - 2005 -

The Battle Within

It's hard to say goodbye, you know
To something you've depended on.
A comfort, a friend and yet a foe
My eating disorder.

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Do you know of any good biographies on individuals suffering from eating disorders? If so where can they be found (online, in store)?

Friday, September 23, 2011


The most common element surviving ALL Eating Disorders
is the inherent presence of a low self esteem.


The Recovery Group is dedicated to serving compulsive eaters. Compulsive Eating is not a disease that one can take a pill for and cure. It is not something you can go on a diet, lose weight and forevermore be okay. Diets actually do great damage to a compulsive eater. Compulsive eating is incurable and serious. If you are a compulsive eater, please always remember IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. You did not cause this and you will not be able to cure it. Nevertheless, by arming yourself with knowledge about the disease and by enlightening yourself, you will be able to live a life that is happy, joyous and free and one happier, healthier and more blessed than you ever dreamed possible.

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What do you think are the critical factors that leads to recovery of compulsive overeating?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Are You a Compulsive Eater?

By Tracy Olgeaty Gensler, MS, RD, Best Life Diet nutrition expert

Eating is supposed to be an enjoyable experience that leaves you feeling satisfied and energized. But for many people, eating is a stressful event: It can cause feelings of guilt and shame, and it can overpower all other thoughts.

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What other famous celebrities other then Oprah tries to help those suffering with eating disorders by making the public more aware?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Exploration of food addiction in pediatric patients: A preliminary investigation

National Institue of Health
Lisa J. Merlo, Ph.D.,1 Courtney Klingman,1 Toree H. Malasanos, M.D.,2 and Janet H. Silverstein, M.D.2

The goals of the present study were to explore the possibility that symptoms of food addiction may exist for some children and to identify factors that may be associated with pediatric food addiction.

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Do you think that eating habits are genetic or do you think they come from environmental factors such as family and friends?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chronic stress and obesity: A new view of "comfort food"

  1. Sotara Manalo
Communicated by Bruce S. McEwen, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, July 28, 2003 (received for review May 14, 2003)

The effects of adrenal corticosteroids on subsequent adrenocorticotropin secretion are complex. Acutely (within hours), glucocorticoids (GCs) directly inhibit further activity in the hypothalamo–pituitary–adrenal axis, but the chronic actions (across days) of these steroids on brain are directly excitatory. Chronically high concentrations of GCs act in three ways that are functionally congruent. (i) GCs increase the expression of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) mRNA in the central nucleus of the amygdala, a critical node in the emotional brain. CRF enables recruitment of a chronic stress-response network.

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Do you think that stress leads to overeating, or are people who overeat more likely to get stressed?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Switching hands could help control overeating: Study

By Derek Abma, Postmedia News September 6, 2011

A new study from psychologists at the University of Southern California shows how subtle changes in circumstance, such as changing the hand you eat with, can result in more moderate levels of consumption, particularly if you're not even enjoying the food you're eating.

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What other little tips other than switching hands do you think can help with overeating?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Compulsive Overeating, Binge Eating Conference

Written by Staff Write

online conference transcript

Bob M is the moderator.


Bob M: Good evening everyone. We are ready to begin tonight's conference on Overeating. My name is Bob McMillan. I'm the moderator. For those of you who aren't aware, this is Eating Disorders Awareness Week. At Concerned Counseling, we consider Overeating, Binge Eating, as important a disorder as Anorexia or Bulimia. Our guest tonight is Glinda West. She authored a book entitled The Fat Fairygodmother's 5 Secrets to Being Thin Forever: End your Addiction to Food and Start Your Life. Good evening Glinda and welcome to the Concerned Counseling website. I'd like to have you start by telling us a bit more about yourself and your own experiences with overeating.

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Do you know of any conferences being held online about eating disorders?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Compulsive Overeating & Depression

Eating Disorders Anorexia, Bulimia, Compulsive Overeating Help

Several studies are available linking depression and compulsive overeating. When people are depressed they’re more likely to overeat, and overeating increases their depression. It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s very hard to break free of. Compulsive overeating, also known as binge eating, is when you consume a large amount of food in a short amount of time. Binge eating is characterized by the following:

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What other psychological disorders do you think can lead to eating disorders?