I have always been in pretty good health, so I was surprised one day when my doctor told me my blood pressure was a bit high. She told me to begin watching my salt intake, start exercising, and to try to relax. Well, I intended to follow her advice when I left her office, but the next day I was back to my same habits. I kept using the salt shaker and didn't begin an exercise routine like I had planned. When I went for my next check-up, she told me that my blood pressure was even higher and approaching a dangerous level. I had to begin a blood pressure medication to manage it. I wanted to create a blog to share my story and remind people to listen to their doctors' advice. If a few lifestyle changes can improve your health, then you should make them.
Guilt can be a big part of your life when you have an eating disorder, and while it may be prevalent with such eating disorders as anorexia and bulimia, it's likely to be present for those who are binge eating. Binge eating is a serious eating disorder because of how this behavior causes you to gain weight. Unlike bulimia, you don't purge after you eat—and this can mean that your weight increases dramatically, leaving you with a higher chance of encountering the multitude of weight-related health problems. If you have habits that are consistent with binge eating, here are some ways that guilt may be a part of your life.
Eating In Secret
Many binge eaters feel guilty about how much they eat, especially as they begin to gain weight and perhaps feel judgment from those around them. If you're in this situation, you'll commonly begin to eat in secret. While you might still get together with friends to enjoy going out for meals, you might also visit a fast food restaurant on your way home and order a large quantity of food to eat by yourself. You might also keep a supply of unhealthy snacks in your car, your desk at work, or stashed in certain places in your home for the purpose of eating when no one is watching you.
A lot of people who diet have a determination to lose weight, but those who are binge eaters aren't always in this position. Instead, they may feel as though they should diet out of guilt—they know that they're overweight and need to lose some pounds but aren't exactly committed to doing so. If you're a binge eater, you might find yourself constantly bouncing from one diet to another, achieving little to no results, and continuing to binge eat. Sometimes, you might be vocal about telling others that you're dieting, but this may merely be to address some of the guilt that you feel.
Making Excuses For Your Weight
Some binge eaters feel such guilt about their weight that they're quick to offer excuses for it to family members and friends. This can occur even if other people aren't commenting on the person's weight. For example, the binge eater might state that he or she has slow metabolism, which is to blame for being heavy. Or the binge eater might say that because he or she works so much, time for exercise is difficult. If you find that you have binge eating tendencies and the associated guilt, commit to improving your health by contacting local eating disorder treatment facilities.Share
31 July 2018