compulsive eatingDo you feel like you are losing control of your eating?  Compulsive eating is characterized by frequent episodes of uncontrollable eating and consequent weight gain.  An estimated eight million Americans are estimated to have an eating disorder with compulsive eating being one of the most common.  Compulsive eating is using food and eating as a way to hide from or manage emotions.  It may be to fill a void you fill inside or to cope with the daily stresses or problems that life brings.

Signs and Symptoms of Compulsive Eating
Compulsive eaters feel out of control and are aware that their eating patterns are abnormal.  Common signs and symptoms of compulsive eating may include:
•    Eating uncontrollably or binge eating even if you aren’t physically hungry
•    Eating much more quickly than normal
•    Eating by yourself due to feeling shamed or embarrassed
•    Feeling guilty after overeating
•    Depression or mood swings
•    Awareness that your eating patterns are abnormal
•    History of weight loss or fluctuations
•    Withdrawal from social activities because of feelings of embarrassment about weight
•    History of many unsuccessful diets
•    Eating small amounts of food in public and then eating a lot of food when alone
•    Hiding food in strange places such as closets, cabinets or under the bed
•    Secretive eating patterns
•    Self-defeating statements after eating
•    Weight is focus of life
•    Loss or sexual desire
•    Fatigue, always feeling tired

Effects of Compulsive Eating
If left untreated, compulsive eating may lead to serious medical conditions including:
•    High cholesterol
•    Diabetes
•    Heart disease
•    High blood-pressure
•    Sleep apnea
•    Depression
•    Kidney disease
•    Arthritis
•    Stroke
•    Bone deterioration

Take Control of Compulsive Eating
If you think you may suffer from compulsive eating you are not alone.  If you have failed to control it on your own, an effective an effective coaching program like the Eat Great Live Well Personalized Wellness Program, will help you develop a healthy relationship with food and address root of the problem—any emotional triggers that may lead to compulsive eating. With the right help and support, you can learn how to develop a healthy relationship with your food and control your eating once and for all.

Find out how you can develop a healthy relationship with food with the Eat Great Live Well Personalized Wellness Program.   Discover the secret to reaching your healthy, natural weight and living well…without giving up the foods you love!

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