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Did you know that your mind can have a significant influence on your weight? And have you tried every possible diet on the planet, yet do you find yourself craving sugar and unhealthy snacks? Do you want to get rid of food cravings, but you feel powerless? Deep rooted beliefs and unconscious blocks stand in the way of weight loss and can often lead to food addictions and various eating disorders.
This short video will give you powerful insights on the relationship between weight issues and the mind. Watch Marisa Peer, world-renowned therapist and the founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™), sharing the best weight loss tips to effortlessly achieve and maintain your perfect weight forever.
BINGE EATING DISORDER (BED)
Did you know that 30-40% of people seeking a weight loss treatment actually suffer from Binge Eating Disorder. And the person suffering from it is often not even aware of a deeper issue. Therefore, the affected person is trying to work on weight loss only which of course does not lead to the intended success. People suffering from Binge Eating Disorder have tried almost every diet under the sun apart from looking inside. And every failed diet drives them further and further into a vicious circle of self-blame, shame and guilt, fueling the addiction to food.
WHAT IS BINGE EATING DISORDER?
Binge Eating Disorder is a formally recognized eating disorder. It leads to obesity. Additionally, it also leads to other health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, gastrointestinal issues, gallbladder disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Insomnia or sleep apnea, depression and anxiety in the long-term. Still BED is a disorder that is often not even diagnosed.
It is assumed that a combination of biologic, psychologic and social-cultural factors contributes to the development of BED.
BINGE EATING DISORDER DEFINITION
Binge Eating Disorder is defined as:
- Eating a large amount of food (much larger than what other people would eat) in a relatively short amount of time.
- This is combined with a complete lack of control during the binge. That includes an inability to stop eating, as well as to control the amount of food that is eaten.
- During a binge food is eaten much more rapidly than normal. The affected person is usually alone and eating without feeling physically hungry.
- After the binge the person feels uncomfortably full, guilty and ashamed about the behavior.
If this behavior occurs at least once per week over a period of 3 months it is classified as Binge Eating Disorder.
In BED the binge eating is not compensated with other behaviors, such as excessive exercise or purging (as it occurs in bulimia nervosa).
TREATMENT FOR BINGE EATING DISORDER
BED is linked to a lot of shame and guilt. Therefore, the binge eating behavior is mostly hidden from family, friends and colleagues. Even the person suffering from it often realizes very late that they need help. Admitting that you need help is often the hardest step to take. But it is also the biggest step to turn things around.
Reaching out to obtain professional help, guiding you through your recovery from BED is a very important aspect. It is very difficult to resolve the underlying issues on your own because the problem is often quite complex or unconsious.
The good news is that even though it is not easy, BED can be successfully treated with the right approach. This is usually a combination of different treatment modalities, mainly therapeutic but also considering lifestyle and nutrition.
Also, family and friends play a key role in the recovery of someone suffering from Binge Eating Disorder. Asking for help and support from family and friends and starting to talk about BED openly is a huge game changer. The value of it should not be underestimated.
USING RAPID TRANSFORMATIONAL THERAPY TO STOP BINGE EATING FOR GOOD
The key to long-term success is finding out what really lies beneath the binge eating behavior. Only that can give you peace with food. Very often the binge eating behavior is a substitute of a more direct reaction to an emotional trigger.
In all cases the binge eating behavior serves a role in the life of the person suffering from it. A Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) is a very efficient tool in finding out what this role is and to redirect it in a more helpful way. RTT™ works with the subconscious mind. It is therefore able to reveal even hidden beliefs and causes of the unhealthy eating patterns.
Furthermore, an RTT™ Therapy can establish an indifference to certain foods in favor of more healthy foods by using hypnotherapy and a powerful language.
Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) combines the most beneficial principles of Hypnotherapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Psychotherapy. It can go directly to the source of the behavior. Often the problem is rather complex so that up to 2 – 3 RTT™ Therapy sessions might be necessary.
If the Binge Eating Disorder has been in a person’s life for a long time and the problem is complex, I also advise my clients to attend my weight loss coaching program ‘Make Peace with Food & love yourself’, following the RTT™ Therapy. The coaching program is great to learn a number of very useful tools and strategies in order to stop food cravings for good. It helps you to end your life-long battle with food, to love yourself and to live a healthy lifestyle. Not only your relationship with your body and with food will benefit. You can also use these tools in many other areas of your life to achieve your goals and dreams.
IS IT LIKE A DIET?
Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) is fundamentally different from a diet as it looks at your feelings. A diet usually suppresses feelings and uses will power. But this cannot work as feelings are always stronger than will power. An RTT™ Therapy does not need will power. Instead, it uses the power of the subconscious mind to your advantage. Feelings get expressed, not buried. And old unhelpful beliefs get released and new powerful and life-affirming beliefs get introduced.
If you would like to find out more about Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) or my weight loss coaching program ‘Make Peace with Food & love yourself©', just click on the button below and book your free discovery call.
WARNING SIGNS FOR BINGE EATING DISORDER
If you are not sure whether you are suffering from Binge Eating Disorder, please have a look at the below list of warning signs. If several of the below points apply to you, it is likely that you suffer from an eating disorder. And it might be the case that it has not been diagnosed in the past. Realize that it is not necessary to keep suffering in silence or to try one diet after the other. It is possible to successfully treat eating disorders so please reach out to get professional help.
- Being extremely concerned about your body weight and shape
- Experiencing significant weight fluctuations
- Frequent dieting
- Blaming yourself for not succeeding with diets
- Feeling uncomfortable eating in the presence of others
- Eating in secret
- Withdrawing from activities with friends
- Eating even if you are not hungry
- Inability to control your food intake
- Hiding food and feeling that there is not enough of it
- Eating large quantities of food (binge eating)
- Feeling guilty and ashamed after a binge
- Using harsh and hurtful words about your eating habits in your inner dialogue
- Having low self-esteem