Individuals who have an eating disorder understand the pain that comes with the cycle of dieting and overeating. They often suffer from the feelings of not being perfect and the failures of diets. There are a few ways to begin the healing process and lose weight in a natural and healthy way at the same time. The first is to truly understand what is behind an eating disorder, specifically binge eating. Secondly, you need to distinguish when you are eating to cover an emotion. You must also begin to listen to your body and develop an understanding of what it needs. You can heal from an eating disorder with the help of others and a natural weight loss plan.

Binge eating disorder develops from an unhealthy relationship with food. If you have this type of relationship with food, you know that turning towards food when you are upset or stressed provides you with comfort. You will eat large amounts of food, even though you may not be hungry. This is because you are not trying to make yourself full, but happy. Many times you are so overwhelmed with guilt that you begin to diet. You may lose a little weight, but many diets are not made for long-term weight loss. So these diets fail, and you revert back to overeating. This is unfortunately a very common cycle with eating disorders. You may be wondering how you can repair your relationship with food and still lose weight.

In order to begin repairing your relationship with food, you must first determine when you are eating to cover emotions. This can be done in many ways. You will eventually see a pattern of emotional eating. Once that pattern is established, you can begin to recognize emotional eating and find alternative activities. When you have the feeling that you want to emotionally eat, look at a list of alternative activities. These can include spending time with friends, reading, watching a movie or anything else that brings you happiness and a sense of peace.

One way to lose weight while also healing from an eating disorder is to listen to your body. By eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full, you can begin to lose weight naturally. Develop a healthy relationship with your body, and allow it to help you lose weight. You can eat what your body wants as long as you are in tuned with its needs.

Healing from an eating disorder is a long process. With the support of friends and family, you can begin to heal. Educating yourself on what an eating disorder looks like can be helpful in the process. Begin to identify times of emotional eating. Use those times to participate in an alternative activity. Develop a relationship with your body and begin to eat in order to fulfill physical needs, rather than emotional needs.

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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