Binge Eating (BED) And A Literature Review

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The goal of this paper is to introduce binge eating, as a behavior that will be modified. This paper will identify the definition of binge eating disorder (BED) and a literature review. For the purposes of this assignment, the researcher will acknowledge herself as the behaviorist as she confine herself to qualitative research on binge eating disorder and observable behaviors. The intervention that will be used is negative reinforcement, which comes from the cognitive behavior theory framework. The behaviorist will use a behavior reflection chart as an assessment tool throughout the modification. Identifiable strengths and limitation barriers are mentioned in response to the behavior change. Social work implications to behavior modification …show more content…
Throughout the process the behaviorist kept a behavior log. This behavior log allowed her to write down her food and mood diaries of what she ate, the before and after patterns of behaviors, and a reflection of how she felt afterwards. Over time, she was able to see a pattern emerge. At the end of the study, results showed that the behaviorist eating behaviors were most problematic once she was on campus during the weekdays and out on the town during the weekends. Episodes were preceded by hunger cues, food cravings, mood, and lunch/dinner times. However, the behaviorist saw a reduction in binge eating when large amounts of food were not present, increased motivation, food was planned, absent stressors, and when self-esteem decreased. She found that although the intervention was not completely successful, she has an idea on how to manage her BE behaviors and when she should try to control …show more content…
If the environment did not present any stressors or availability of food, then the behaviorist was less likely to binge eat. If the environment was associated with any of those food exhibits then it was expected for the behaviorists to present a BE episode. The audience was considered a strength to the behavior change. There were several times when family members, who knew on the behavior modification, was extremely motivating as well as the professor who had faith in the process. The limitations of time played as a huge barrier because four weeks did not seem as the best observable time frame for a study on an BE behavior

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