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Should people with binge eating disorder try to lose weight?

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Answered 2009-02-01 03:17:22

Yes and No. If you do have binge eating disorder and want to lose weight, you should try to eat a stable diet without binging for a couple of weeks before exercising. If you cant do this talk to a doctor.

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That would depend on what your eating disorder is, if it is that you are prone to overeating, it is going to be difficult to lose weight, on the other hand, if you have a eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia, you will lose weight.


Example sentence - We were concerned about his weight and whether or not he had an eating disorder.



An eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight & the food they eat.


of course an eating disorder is life threatening. If you have an eating disorder, your body will start destroying yourself because it wont be getting the nutrition it needs to have on a daily basis. you should maintain a healthy weight. For example if you are 5'2" the healthy weight is between 110-120 pounds.


Not in and of itself, but fear of food and eating (and potentially gaining weight from eating such foods) can be a key sign to an eating disorder.


People who have an eating disorder often isolate themselves or shy away from others. Some may wear clothes to hide their weight loss, or chnage the way they look, too.


yes. Eating disorders aren't actually about weight but more about control. The weight loss can become the focus, but with regards to bulimia and binge eating disorder, it's more of a way to deal with emotions.


Fear of eating and gaining weight is a common sign / symptom of an eating disroder.


You can lose or gain weight. An eating disorder could be you don't eat at all or you eat too much, such as seeking food for comfort.



An eating disorder can lead to many severe health problems. With anorexia you may loose weight but not in a good or healthy way.


The eating disorder known as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) is usually diagnosed to someone that is struggling from eating disorder behaviors but does not have the symptoms of bulimia or anorexia. Some symptoms of EDNOS include constant concern about food and weight, behaviors such as restricting eating or that compensate for eating (like exercising or purging).


People with an eating disorder spend all of their time thinking about food and their weight. They do not socialize. They do not develop their social skills or learn how to deal with the opposite gender. They get off into a corner by themselves and they do not develop. All they have left is the eating disorder.



5% to 15%. The number is not exact, because there are many varying levels of eating disorder and mental disorders. Also, some with severe mental disorders might refuse food or show signs of an eating disorder, but for wholly different reasons that do not relate to self-image or weight loss attempts.



I've been wondering this for a while, and I think it should be studied as an eating disorder. As a Gainer myself, it is hard to NOT try to gain weight. I am good for a while, then I relapse. I never gained much weight, but if my metabolism was slow I would gain quite a lot of weight.


I think a lot of Binge eating disorders come from emotional eating this can be controled with self discipline but that does not work out for everyone. If you feel you have a Bingn eating order that you cannot control you should seek the help of a Dr or nutrionalist. They can help you with diet control and also get you something to help control the cravings. Binge eating disorder is probably the most common eating disorder. Most people with this problem are either overweight or obese,* but normal-weight people also can have the disorder. About 2 percent of all adults in the United States (as many as 4 million Americans) have binge eating disorder. About 10 to 15 percent of people who are mildly obese and who try to lose weight on their own or through commercial weight-loss programs have binge eating disorder. The disorder is even more common in people who are severely obese. Binge eating disorder is a little more common in women than in men; three women for every two men have it. The disorder affects blacks as often as whites. No one knows how often it affects people in other ethnic groups. People who are obese and have binge eating disorder often became overweight at a younger age than those without the disorder. They might also lose and gain back weight (yo-yo diet) more often. # eat much more quickly than usual during binge episodes # eat until they are uncomfortably full # eat large amounts of food even when they are not really hungry # eat alone because they are embarrassed about the amount of food they eat # feel disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating.


Can you have an eating disorder without knowing: yes Can you have an eating disorder without trying: yes Eating disorders are mental illnesses, not weight-loss aids, people don't develop an eating disorder on purpose. Often they won't know or believe that they are ill, which makes them difficult to treat. I don't know if this is what you were asking, the question is quite vague. So if this doesn't answer your question feel free to clarify.



Binge eating disorder (BED) is by far the most prevalent eating disorder, affecting nearly 3% of the general public and 30% of obese individuals seeking weight loss.


EDNOS or eating disorder not otherwise specified is the most common. people who do not quite fit the critira for other eating disorders fall into this category. A person who had EDNOS might be at a normal weight but that doesn't mean that this condition should not be taken seriously. if you think you have EDNOS please talk to your doctor or a trusted friend soon


Eating disorders, such as binge eating disorder, have the potential to do harm to your body. If you feel your eating disorder is out of control, it is appropriate to see a doctor, specifically a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. This is important because while binge eating disorder itself does not pose the risk of grievous harm to the body other than weight gain, it is often caused by the more serious problem of anxiety or depression. Also, binge eating disorder can quickly escalate to bulimia, which is very harmful to the body and can result in death. However, if you are not comfortable with seeing a medical professional for your binge eating disorder, there are some support groups both online and in community centers that can help you overcome your eating disorder. This is a viable option if you have strong motivation to end your eating disorder, if your eating disorder is not overly out of control, and you have the personal strength to better yourself.


You should never want to create an eating disorder. Eating disroders are dangerous, socially, phycially, and mentally destructive, and can even be deadly. Many result from teating or bullying (especially about body, weight, and looks), trying to be thin and "beautiful", and dieting that has gone too far.



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