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Jenni l harshbarger ph d robert j dole vamc 03 05 2013

Jenni L. Harshbarger, Ph.D.

Robert J. Dole VAMC

03/05/2013

Binge Eating Disorder: The Connection Between Food and Feelings


Activity

Activity

As I See It. . .


What is binge eating disorder

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder.

  • It’s normally characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory behaviors.

  • What is a binge?


What are the characteristics of bed

What are the characteristics of BED?

  • Frequent episodes of eating abnormally large amount of food.

  • Frequent feelings of being unable to control what or how much is being eaten.


Characteristics of bed cont

Characteristics of BED cont.

  • Several of the following:

    • Eating much more rapidly than usual

    • Eating until uncomfortably full

    • Eating large amounts of food, even when not physically hungry

    • Eating alone out of embarrassment at the quantity of food being eaten

    • Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after eating


How common is bed

How common is BED?

  • BED is probably the most common eating disorder.

  • BED is estimated to affect 2% of all adults (about 1 million to 2 million Americans.)

  • BED is slightly more common in women than men (about 60% of people with BED are female).

  • BED is equally distributed across different races and ethnicities.


Where do eating disorders come from bio psycho social model

Where Do Eating Disorders Come From?Bio-Psycho-Social Model

BioPsychoSocial

GeneticsPersonality Styles Media

Mood DisordersFamily Styles Peer Pressure

Obsessive CompulsiveAll or Nothing Thinking Messages re Dieting

Physical Effects of DietingTransitions

AddictionsStress


What are the complications of bed

What are the complications of BED?

  • Diseases that accompany obesity, including:

    • Diabetes

    • High blood pressure

    • High cholesterol levels

    • Gallbladder disease

    • Heart disease

    • Certain types of cancers


Other complications

Other Complications

  • Lowered Self Esteem

  • Decreased productivity through missed work, school, or social activities to binge

  • Increased depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders


What is the connection between food and feelings

What is the connection between food and feelings?

  • As humans we are biologically programmed to focus on food when we’re under stress

  • As a culture, food is a cornerstone of tradition, family and connection

  • Food can serve as a distraction or a numbing agent


Emotional hunger v s physical hunger

Emotional Hunger v/s Physical Hunger

Emotional Hunger

Physical Hunger

Is gradual

Is open to different foods

Is Based in the stomach

Is patient

Occurs out of physical need

Involves deliberate choices

Stops when full

Realizes eating is necessary

  • Is sudden

  • Is specific for food

  • Is “above the neck”

  • Is urgent

  • Is paired with an upsetting emotion

  • Involves automatic eating

  • Does not notice fullness

  • Feels guilty about eating


Activity1

Activity

The Food-Feeling Connection


What treatments are available for bed

What treatments are available for BED?

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • How do our thoughts, feelings and actions interact?

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

    • What is the role of relationships, disputes, intimacy and feelings of loneliness?


Treatments cont

Treatments cont.

  • Medications

    • The role of antidepressants

  • Self-help groups

    • The role of support

  • Researchers are still trying to determine which method or combination of methods is the most effective for controlling BED.


Short term planning for not bingeing

Short Term Planning for not Bingeing

  • Incorporate relaxation techniques into your daily routine. Take a yoga class, meditate for 20 minutes every morning and night, or simply take “quiet time” to be away from others an alone with your thoughts

  • Give yourself permission to eat what you crave, but do it with a capable support person who understands your goal is to increase self-awareness, not to binge. Then spend time talking about your feelings or writing them down.


Short term planning for not bingeing cont

Short Term Planning for not Bingeing cont.

  • Call or visit a “long lost” childhood friend whom you have thought about over the years but haven’t seen. Track them down. Catch up on each other’s life. They will not judge you for your binge eating; they have their own stories to tell.

  • Make lists about your life: likes and dislikes; goals; priorities; accomplishments; things to do; people to call etc… Lists are good for organizing your thoughts instead of letting them spin.


Short term planning for not bingeing cont1

Short Term Planning for not Bingeing cont.

  • Practice saying “NO.” Be assertive and express your needs, small or large. Set your own limits and boundaries. This may feel risky at first, but it gets easier as you get stronger. Always remember you have a fundamental human right to your own opinions and decision.


Short term planning for not bingeing cont2

Short Term Planning for not Bingeing cont.

  • Take a vacation. Get away from your usual routine, and decide not to binge while away. Be a “new” you while you are gone, and think about ways to continue with that attitude when you return home.


Short term planning for not bingeing cont3

Short Term Planning for not Bingeing cont.

  • Try visual imagery, which can help you to later act out a situation in a positive way. Picture yourself doing something before you do it. For example, before dinner, mentally see yourself walking into the kitchen, preparing a healthy meal, eating it in a pleasant environment, and cleaning up afterwards. Imagine the scenario as purely enjoyable, then replicate it in reality.

  • Be wary of the scale!!!!


Remember

Remember!!!

  • Perfection is not possible – or necessary!

  • When you make a mistake – don’t miss the lesson!

  • Small changes slowly add up to big changes.


Activity2

Activity

Mindful Eating Exercise


Autobiography in five short chapters by portia nelson

Autobiography in Five Short Chaptersby Portia Nelson

Chapter 1

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole on the sidewalk.

I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in the same place, but it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it there. I still fall in. It’s a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am. It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

Chapter 4

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

Chapter 5

I walk down another street.


Binge eating disorder the connection between food and feelings

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