Essay On Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder has oftentimes been categorized with Anorexia and Bulimia. Respectively, each of the disorders is well known in twenty-first century society. Binge Eating Disorder is very different from the other two, and becomes a little misunderstood. Anorexia is essentially starving yourself of food to lose weight. “Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States; it is estimated to affect 1-5% of the general population. BED affects 3.5% of women, 2% of men, 1 and up 1.6% of adolescents” (Sieber 1). Bulimia is binge eating, and purging of the food from the body. Binge Eating Disorder is a stand-alone eating disorder. “Binge Eating Disorder is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a …show more content…
Author Annette McDermott states “Environmental triggers are things in your environment that make you want to eat. For example, parties and other social gatherings often include food.” (McDermott 1). Environmental triggers are often downplayed in society, and not taken as seriously as emotional triggers. It might just take seeing food to set someone off and make dealing with their B.E.D much worse. Helpful ideas to consider include: planning a meal, dining out, store snacks in hard to reach places, and using smaller dishes when eating to help with proportion sizing (McDermott 1). Environmental triggers also can be harder to deal with due to not always knowing what will be out there in your environment. The environment is always changing, and cannot always be controlled. “The only thing you can know for sure is that, sooner or later, you’ll face unexpected situations, so prepare for the unexpected.” (Robertson 1). Overall, environmental triggers can really only be controlled by the person affected by this eating

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