Compulsive overeating or binge eating both fall under the general category of food addiction. Not unlike an addiction to other substances such as drugs or cigarettes, people use food as their 'drug of choice' as a way to avoid dealing with difficult emotional issues, daily stress or to fill a void within themselves.
The Weight-Control Information Network describes binge eating disorder in this way,
"People with binge eating disorder also may:
* Eat much more quickly than usual during binge episodes.
* Eat until they are uncomfortably full.
* Eat large amounts of food even when they are not really hungry.
* Eat alone because they are embarrassed about the amount of food they eat.
* Feel disgusted, depressed, or guilty after overeating."
Binge eating is an eating disorder, and those who are suffering from it are usually overweight, but they feel powerless to change the destructive cycle of compulsive overeating and then feeling tremendous pain because they feel like they are in bondage.
Victory Steps Christian Weight Loss counseling uses the power of prayer, the study of scripture and the power of Christian fellowship to help those who desperately want to lose weight, but also resolve their emotional issues around food once and for all. Working with a Christian weight loss coach you will learn about proper nutrition, you'll get fitness coaching and learn behavior modification techniques to help you loose the bonds of food addiction and let you experience the freedom of living a life that is transformed on the inside and the outside.
According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, dietary counseling for weight loss had both a significant and lasting impact on the first year weight loss results, and in the years to follow maintaining the weight loss. On average, those who made use of dietary counseling lost an average of six percent (10-15 lbs.) more than those who did not work with a counselor did over the course of a year.
So, research is proving what was suspected all along--working with the support of a counselor can influence weight loss in a positive way. Achieving weight loss should be such a simple task--just eat less, move more and you will lose weight. But because so much of compulsive overeating or binge eating is driven by powerful emotions, it can be virtually impossible for a person to stop this behavior completely on their own with no outside help.
The participants in the above-mentioned study worked with dietary counselors, but when you work with a weight loss coach, you also get encouragement and emotional support for your weight loss journey. You will have an ally who will cheer your victories and help you to get through the difficult times when you are tempted to give up. So, don’t try to overcome compulsive overeating on your own. Work with a weight loss coach to ensure your victory.
When you are ready to get started on the path to a healthy, vibrant lifestyle, be sure to order my book Overcome Compulsive Overeating… Now! where you will find all of the details about how to detach from the disorder and learn about working with a personal weight loss mentor and life coach starting today at www.victorysteps.net