6 Ways to Gain Control and Stop Binge Eating

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By Kristin Gerstley

After you realize that you have binge eating disorder, it's important to figure out the root of why you binge. The root is the reason you turn to bingeing; it's why you do what you do. This is one of the first steps you need to figure out as you try to move into binge eating disorder recovery.

When you know why you binge, you will be more in tune to staying away from certain circumstances or emotions that could led to a binge. Many times the hard part is not figuring out why you binge because it seems so obvious. We are creatures of habit, and will continue to build on previous habits. Often times binge eating appeals to us when we have too much going on and feel overwhelmed. When something sad happens in our life, we binge. Even if we are alone and bored, binge eating sounds desirable.

The problem that many people have is knowing what the next step is after discovering why they binge. It's great to know that stressful situations lead you to eating massive amounts of food, but sometimes those situations just aren't avoidable. Sadly, stress is just part of our lives. So what do you do then?

Instead of giving up on beating binge eating disorder, try these 6 ideas to gain control: