Who else doesn’t like eating food? But have you ever heard about people who eat more often, like in various emotional states be it happiness, sadness, or even depression? Such people find comfort in food! We often label them foodies but the truth is that they aren’t particularly foodies. Science characterizes this pattern as a binge eating disorder.

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How to manage your Binge eating?

However, most people fail to classify this behavior as an eating disorder. There is a misconception that binge eating is a person’s lifestyle choice. They don’t know that in some cases this condition could be fatal or may lead to serious illness. 

Some classify binge eating disorder as a physical health condition whereas research suggests that this is a case of mental health condition. People with this disorder don’t understand that binge eating will not only destroy their overall health but can affect their relationships as well. 

Obviously, your partner won’t put up with your non-stop nibbling all the time, so it’s important to get a handle on your eating disorder before it eats away at your relationship.

If you are confused about how to control your condition, don’t worry. Let us help you find ways to combat this mental health issue but first, let’s figure out the causes behind this condition. 

What are the causes of Eating Disorder?

So far the actual cause of the eating disorder is not yet diagnosed but according to research, there are many factors that can be responsible for it. Either alone a factor can affect the person or it can be a combination of various factors like biological, genetic, behavioral, psychological, and other social factors. 

Also, the condition is not gender and age-specific, it can hit anyone from teens to adults in their late 40s. The interesting thing is that the affected person may seem healthy but they are sick from inside. 

What are the typical types of Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders can be classified into many types such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Typically, individuals struggle with issues related to overeating and selective eating habits. You might have seen many mothers who complain that their children are picky eaters. 

While picky eating may seem normal, it’s important to know that it can be a symptom of an eating disorder, and should not be taken lightly.

On the other hand, you may have come across people who identify as MUKBANGERS. They can eat food meant for 2 to 3 people all alone. As per them, they are entertaining people. 

However, the reality check is different: they are often under pressure to eat a lot to attract views. 

Whatever the scenario, both conditions are risky and can be fatal at later ages and can affect your relationship as well. Eating selective or overeating both can result in severe conditions. 

How does Eating Disorder Affect Your Relationship?

When one partner in a relationship struggles with binge eating, it’s like having a third person in your relationship. Their thoughts and feelings are preoccupied and constantly revolve around food. 

In most cases, the binge eater is more concerned about the food than their life partner. Also, a person suffering from a binge eating disorder won’t like people telling them about improving their eating habits so they will isolate themselves from their loved ones. 

Research suggests that such people fail to communicate with their partners resulting in their bad emotional health, sexual dissatisfaction, and other marital problems. 

How to cope with Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating involves indulging in a lot more food than usual in one go. Such people can eat past the point of satisfaction. They have some undefined cravings that they feel unable to stop. 

Coping with a binge eating disorder is really challenging but with strong willpower and supportive surroundings, you can do it. 

Here’s how you can control your eating disorder.


Practicing meditation will calm and relax your body as well as your mind. So, if you are a binge eater or eat when depressed, it is better to practice meditation. The positive aura of meditation will clean all your rusty thoughts, wipe away your hunger and cravings and you will feel more refreshed. 

Note: Meditation doesn’t work like wonders. So, if you are expecting results in one sitting please remember you need to repeat the sessions until you achieve your target. 

Plan your meals in portion

If you’ve identified yourself as a binge eater, now is the time to control your cravings by planning your meals in smaller portions. You know that you will eat after every hour so divide your meal. Like if you eat 4 pieces of bread in the morning, have 2 in the breakfast and save the rest for later.

Still, if you feel hungry between meals try not to eat unhealthy snacks. Eat clean and healthy like you can consider eating fruits and white meat without bread to satisfy your hunger. 

Track your triggers

Most of the time binge eating is triggered by some emotional or mental stress. So, look for the trigger when you crave food without any reason. You can also note down your feelings before and after eating the food. 

Once you identify the culprit that triggers your brain for binge eating it will be easier for you to control your emotions. 

Seek professional therapy

In some cases, willpower alone won’t make any difference. In this situation, you must need someone professional to help you control your unnecessary cravings. A professional therapist will also help you establish a regular eating pattern. 

Moreover, they may prescribe you some multivitamins and nutrients that will also help you control your cravings. 

Final words

Eating more than your hunger or eating after every hour is not normal. If you or any of your loved ones are going through the same situation please consider your health at risk. Discover strategies for managing your eating habits. You can also consult any professional therapist to help you get rid of your unhealthy eating habits. 

If you find our article interesting, please feel free to leave your feedback. Also, if you have any suggestions you can email us at Couple Space Thrive, we will be happy to consider your suggestions. 


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