When I thought about writing an article on the purpose of the bariatric surgery psychological evaluation, I realized that I won’t be able to give you many “hard facts” about these evaluations. Unfortunately, there are no strict guidelines in the field of bariatric surgery on how to conduct these assessments. This lack of guidelines leads […]
Everyone knows consuming too much sugar is unhealthy. Sugar is linked to many obesity-related illnesses as well as accelerates skin aging and cellular aging. Sugar cravings also play a major role in weight gain, food addiction and binge eating. The body is able to process small amounts of sugar, a simple carbohydrate, and convert it into energy. […]
It is likely that the number of patients diagnosed with binge eating disorder (BED) will increase substantially. Dr. Tracy S. Cummings speaks about BED, the link to obesity, and treatment options based on research and clinical trials. The following are highlights from a podcast that previously appeared on ReachMD. Dr. Tracy S. Cummings is a psychiatrist at the […]
The average person probably believes that someone with a food addiction will be overweight, and in most instances that assumption is correct. As the addiction takes root, people with food addiction can graduate to obesity or morbid obesity. The perception of the overweight food addict is not altogether accurate, however. Many people with food addiction […]
While binge eating disorder (BED) and addictive behaviors share many characteristics, it is erroneous to use the terms interchangeably. Overeating has degrees of severity. Binge eating disorder is high on the scale. Food addiction is the extreme on the continuum and may simply be an acute form of binge eating disorder. Although the illnesses are […]
Although most people with binge eating disorder (BED) are overweight or obese, binge eating differs from overeating. There is a greater concern regarding shape and weight with BED and a greater psychiatric comorbidity than there is with overeating. As such, there are different treatment approaches to BED than to obesity alone. What is Binge Eating […]
While the exact causes for binge eating disorder are elusive, researchers have come to understand that binge eating illness results from a combination of psychological, biological, and environmental factors. Binge eating disorder is associated with certain psychological issues. About half of all binge eaters have a history of depression. People with binge eating disorder often […]
I am sure there have been a number of occasions when I have eaten more than my share. There certainly have been a number of occasions when I have eaten more than is good for me: extra helpings at Thanksgiving… multiple desserts that look too good to be true and taste about the same… Christmas […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
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