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Saturday, 6 December 2008

help!!!i cant stop eating...:-(

ok,i admit i eat a lot all d time, really doesnt matter if i feel happy,or depressed or wat so ever my feeling is at dat moment,i truely enjoy eating...n during class,i spend time thinking of wat d menu will b for dinner or if there's any new recipe for me to try :-)...yup mayb bcoz of my craving for food dat drives me to try new recipes...
but lately, i have been experiencing this urge to eat all kind of food, i dunno why(or mayb i know,i dunno) it's not that i'm that hungry, no...stimes i'm alredi full,but still i cant keep my hand of food...n while i was surfing d intenet looking for materials to complete my psm project, i found this article on eating disorder, n i really think i hav those symptoms,huhu...

Causes of binge eating and compulsive overeating

Most experts believe that it takes a combination of things to develop an eating disorder — including a person's genes, emotions, and experience.

Biological causes of binge eating disorder

Studies show that biological abnormalities contribute to binge eating. For example, the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls appetite) may not be sending correct messages about hunger and fullness. Researchers have also found a genetic mutation that appears to cause food addiction. Finally, there is evidence that low levels of the brain chemical serotonin play a role in compulsive eating.

Psychological causes of binge eating disorder

Depression and binge eating are strongly linked. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, up to half of all binge eaters are either depressed or have been before. There is further evidence that low self-esteem, loneliness, and body dissatisfaction are involved in compulsive overeating. People with binge eating disorder may also have trouble with impulse control and managing and expressing their feelings.

Social and cultural causes of binge eating disorder

Social pressure to be thin can add to the shame binge eaters feel and fuel their emotional eating. The way one is raised can also increase the risk for binge eating disorder. Some parents unwittingly set the stage for bingeing by using food to comfort, dismiss, or reward their children. Children who are exposed to frequent critical comments about their bodies and weight are also vulnerable. Another factor which has been linked to binge eating is sexual abuse in childhood.

these are several tips to overcome my excessive eating behaviour,huhu...n most of them i find hard to even to consider them,huhu,especially item no 2 and 4,hihi :-) n i'm not lying,i dun like to take brekfes even if i wake up early(which is very uncommon for me, i alwiz rush to class...)

Tips for Overcoming Binge Eating

  • Eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast often leads to overeating later in the day, so start your day right with a healthy meal. Eating breakfast also jump starts your metabolism in the morning. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are thinner than those who don’t.
  • Avoid temptation. You’re much more likely to overeat if you have junk food, desserts, and unhealthy snacks in the house. Remove the temptation by clearing your fridge and cupboards of your favorite binge foods.
  • Stop dieting. The deprivation and hunger of strict dieting can trigger food cravings and the urge to overeat. Instead of dieting, focus on eating in moderation. Find nutritious foods that you enjoy and avoid labeling foods as “good” or “bad.”
  • Exercise. Not only will exercise help you lost weight in a healthy way, but it also lifts depression, improves overall health, and reduces stress. The natural mood-boosting effects of exercise can help put a stop to emotional eating.
  • Destress. Learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways that don’t involve food. For some helpful stress relief strategies, see Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress.
i love food...wat to do?juz bear my life d way it is?d choice is mine, i juz dunno how to make a good choice...