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When Is “Bingeing” Actually Binge Eating Disorder?

BED

We use the word “binge” very casually in our society. We “binge” watch episodes of our favorite shows on DVR or Netflix. We “binge” listen to podcasts. Most of us probably “binged” on Star Wars movies before.

But when is bingeing on food actually Binge Eating Disorder?

Consider a time when you thought you were bingeing and ask yourself the following questions:

*. Did you consume an abnormally large amount of food in a short period of time as compared with what others might eat in the same amount of time under similar circumstances?

*. Did you experience a loss of control over eating during these episodes?Do you consume food faster than normal?

*. Do you feel fuller than usual?

*. Are you consuming large amounts of food when not hungry?

*. Are you consuming food alone due to embarrassment over the amount of food you are eating?

*. Do you feel disgusting, guilty or depressed after the binge?

*. Do you feel distressed about the binge?

Finally, think about your behavior over a period of time.

Has the binge eating occurred at least once a week for 3 months?

It is important to note that weight gain may or may not be associated with BED. And while there is a correlation between BED and weight gain, not everyone who is overweight binges or has BED.

If you find yourself answering yes to these questions, I am here to help.

Email me at drnorton@eatingdisorderpro.com or call 513-205-6543 to schedule an appointment. Tele-therapy phone sessions available.

-Dr. Norton

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News You Can Use: December 8-15 2013 (Part I)

News You Can Use

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of December 8-15 2013!”

Science of Binge Eating: Why You Can’t Stop – It happens to you more often than you are willing to admit. You’re unsatisfied after you’ve already eaten a personal sized pizza, so you reach for chips, candy, ice cream, or anything that’s in your sight. Learn More.

The Impact of Meal Consumption on Emotion Among Individuals with Eating Disorders [Study] – This study sought to determine how meal consumption impacts affective states for individuals in treatment for eating disorders. Learn More.

Irony in Our Diets: Stigmatizing Obesity Increases Overeating – New research suggests anti-obesity campaigns that stigmatize heaviness may be counterproductive. Learn More.

For Bulimia Treatment, CBT Beats Psychoanalysis – For those suffering with bulimia nervosa, an enhanced form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven far more effective than psychoanalytic psychotherapy, according to new research. Learn More.

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Recipe: Grassfed Creamy Yogurt Fruit Topping

In my experience, clients that are in treatment for bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia or bulimarexia are typically faced with an increased risk of inadequate nutrition. To this end, I try to provide my clients and readers nutritious and delicious recipes to enjoy both during and after their recovery journey at ‘The Norton Center for Eating Disorders & Obesity’.”

My Creamy Yogurt Fruit Topping is made with grassfed cream and grassfed yogurt, making it an excellent source of CLA. Whether your goal is to lose weight or to restore weight, CLA will help your body gain lean skeletal muscle and reduce stored fat. For more information on the benefits of CLA, be sure to read ‘CLA + Trans-fats‘ and ‘Why Does CLA Cause an Increase in Lean Skeletal Muscle Mass and a Decrease in Stored Body Fat?

Grassfed Creamy Yogurt Fruit Topping
Ingredients
1/2 cup Snowville Whipped Cream (preparation directions follow below)
1/2 cup Traders Point Plain Whole Milk Yogurt
1 tbsp Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice
1 tbsp unsweetened strawberry preserves

Directions
In a small mixing bowl, combine whipped cream and whole milk yogurt.
Add orange juice and strawberry preserves.
Stir until combined.
Pour over diced fruit. I use oranges, pears, bananas, blueberries, and chopped prunes.
Top with walnuts, almonds or coconut, if desired.

Serves 3.

Nutrition Information/per serving (for sauce only)
Calories – 125
Fat – 9 grams
Protein – 2 grams
Carbs – 10 grams

Snowville Whipped Cream
Ingredients
1 cup Snowville Whipping Cream
1/4 cup organic powder sugar or Coconut Secret Coconut Crystals
1/2 tbsp pure vanilla

Directions
In a glass bowl, beat the cream and vanilla in a chilled non-reactive bowl with a whisk or an electric mixer just until they hold a loose peak.
Add the sugar, beat until soft peaks form. Be careful not too overbeat!
Refrigerate, up to four hours.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition (per serving)
Calories – 190
Fat – 19 grams
Protein – 0 grams
Carbs – 6 grams

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Take my new Eating Disorder survey!

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Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.

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