What We Treat Binge Eating Disorder

Binge. Restrict. Repeat.
Break the cycle.

Restricting Leads to Binging

Binge eating disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder in the United States. It’s more common than anorexia and bulimia combined. It affects people of all ages. Binge eating disorder is defined by frequent episodes of overeating, during which you feel completely out of control and unable to stop yourself.

Interrupting the Cycle

Binges often lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment. Over time, shame and embarrassment can lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. At Backcountry Wellness, we know that “it’s not what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating you.” We partner together to uncover what is eating you, and work to recalibrate your relationship with food.

Binge Eating Disorder: Signs and Symptoms

Those that are struggling with binge eating disorder often experience an overpowering cascade of negative emotions following every binge eating episode. Many people with binge eating disorder struggle with maintaining a healthy weight.

Our goal is to partner together and discover a balance where the individual can thrive comfortably in their own skin.

Behavioral and emotional symptoms of binge eating disorder include, but are not limited to:

  • Eating far more than usual in a short period of time (bingeing)
  • Eating very quickly while bingeing
  • Bingeing in secret: at night, behind closed doors, or when nobody knows
  • Feeling you can’t control your eating
  • Frequent dieting
  • Hoarding food in unusual places
  • Sneaking food between meals
  • Creation of elaborate rituals or abnormal schedules to cover binges
  • Irritability, anger, sadness
  • Pre-occupation with body image
  • Negative body image
  • Counting calories
  • Eating to cope with stress, anger, or sadness
  • Withdrawal from friends or family
  • Absence of compensatory behaviors such as purging

Physical signs and symptoms of binge eating disorder include, but are not limited to:

  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Weight gain
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Heart problems
  • High cholesterol

Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

People living with binge eating disorder respond well to the integrated treatment model that includes individual, group, nutritional and family counseling, and complementary lifestyle supports.

Find Balance, Together

At Backcountry Wellness, we take the time to get to know you and understand your goals for treatment. Then, we create a customized treatment plan together that we adapt as you learn, change, and grow in your recovery.

Together, we’ll move forward – toward a peaceful relationship with food.

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