ABOUT THE BOOK This book â€“ The effective Guide to Binge Eating Control â€“ and all related materials are copyrighted. No part of this may be copied or changed, sold or used in any way or format, other than to help you understand the critical steps that are needed to help you stop binge eating, get healthy and more importantly, lose weight in the process. If you after reading this book, you feel you need a comprehensive guide to lose weight permanently, feel free to head to PermanentWeightLoss101.org to get a FREE copy of the book Permanent Weight Loss: The Effective Guide. The only book you need to lose weight permanently. Let me give you a virtual hi-five for taking the time to invest in your education to stop binge eating, this is the first step to saying goodbye to this dreadful habit.
Hi Friend, I’m delighted that you took your time to be here, I believe this book will meet your needs and exceed your expectation. Before going further, I’ll like to highlight some points... I.
The methods and procedures explained in this guide will change the way you think (and how you feel) about your life. It’ll give you a mental outlook of what you think about people. You’ll start thinking about your previous weight loss plans, and how you can change it for good. Today starts the day you put an end to binge eating, the emotional ups and downs, low self-esteem and low energy levels associated with it. Another advantage is that you’ll drop a few extra pounds in the process. You’ll have to make a choice 1) do what you’ve been doing and still get the same results as you were getting or 2) take action of everything you’ll read and get exactly where you want to be – once and for all.
I pray you make the right decision. It’ll be good if you can print a copy of this book and use a highlighter to mark all parts of this book that you think will change your life for the better. Good luck.
Manuel Yusuf Manuel Yusuf
Chapter 1: So You Want to Stop Binge Eating?
Chapter 2: Why Do This in the First Place?
Chapter 3: The Solution Lies Within!
Chapter 4: Success is Right Here!
Introduction Hello, my name is Yusuf It is my joy to share this knowledge with you. I have spent thousands of hours researching (and learning) about the truth of weight loss and the myths associated with it. It is my pleasure to share this information with you for free. My goal is to help thousands of people – like yourself – to learn the fundamentals of weight loss, live healthy and happily, without worrying about weight again. You and I know that obesity is currently an epidemic in our nation – millions of people risk their lives by being overweight. How can we combat this epidemic? The answer is simple – by doing the basics. As simple as this answer is, it is difficult to implement in this time an age. There is lots of garbage out there, information that are not founded but sold to millions of people. Overweight people are soaking information like sponge, but they don’t know what to do. They are paralyzed by analysis; they try as much to filter garbage from important message. This has made people not only frustrated but losing the battle. The bad news is, frustration does not stop these people from developing different diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart related problems. So, it is a loselose situation, you lose your investment, lose your self esteem and even stand a risk of these deadly diseases. Amongst the various things that frustrated obese people do is reverting to binge eating. They lose focus and seek solace in food. What does this do? It even piles up their numbers the more. Therefore, in this book, you’ll learn exactly what you need to do to get off binge eating after which you can now sit back and learn the importance of losing weight in the first place. The techniques suggested in this book works for everyone – it doesn’t matter if you are in your late teenage years or in your fifties, the solution to binge eating disorder is the same. Remember, the faster you start to do something about this problem, the faster you’ll end binge eating for good. Let me warn you, though the techniques are easy to learn and implement, it is a lifelong process. You don’t just read this and that is it, NO! You must implement them. I also need to tell you that there are obstacles along the way,
there will be a time that youâ€™ll reach a plateau, not that the methods are not working anymore, but because your body is adjusting to the new changes. So, learn how to get off frustration and to the point of seeing results, high in self-esteem and full of energy. You are going to learn all that in this ebook.
Chapter 1 So, You Want to Stop Binge Eating? You are at that point in your life where you say: OK, itâ€™s about time I do something about my binge eating disorder. Well, binge Eating Disorder is a family of eating disorder. There are 3 common types: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Eating Disorder Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
Anorexia Nervosa affects anyone and of any gender, it is characterized by the refusal to eat. This type of eating disorder is found in young women, late teens and early twenties. An anorexic person will often see themselves as being fat when they look at themselves in the mirror even though they appear very skinny to everyone else. People with this disorder often turn to laxatives and various diet aids such as fat burning pills to bring their weight down to dangerous levels. Bulimia Nervosa on the other hand is characterized by bingeing and purging episodes. This occurs when the sufferer believes he/she has consumed more food than normal – a sense of lack of control. In extreme cases, it encourages self-induced vomiting and intake of laxatives and drugs to get rid of this eating habit. This is a result of the feeling of guilt for having eaten much. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the excessive or abnormal desire for food sometimes described as ox-hunger. Binge eating develops into lack of sense for having no control on eating behaviour. In our society, women are ten times more likely to develop eating disorders that can be life threatening and often do prove to be fatal. In our society, the perceived perfect image of women falls right in line with the slenderness of girls 10 to 12 years old. This unrealistic perception spawned by the supermodels seen today in ads for popular clothing and undergarment makers. This is the reason women become obsessed with their own images. People suffering from BED have increased tremendously in the last 20 – 30 years it’s becoming a scourge. More often than not, a sufferer goes through binge eating session even though he realises his health is worsening.
Causes of BED If you are wondering why you involve in this negative activity, here is your answer. There are two main causes of BED – mental health disorders and genetic links. Researchers found out that nearly half of the people suffering from BED have history of depression.
Many report that anxiety, anger, sadness and psychological problems. These are triggers that inform the sufferer to go on another binge eating session. Now, does this ring a bell? Sufferers of this disorder greedily consume food in a huge quantity in an attempt to get rid of their stress and in another to deal with their anxiety feeling. Also, BED is likely to run in different generations of the family, so it is obviously a case having genetic links. BED affects every individual physically as well as with the underlying cause in relation with the reaction of being overweight, self image issues, self consciousness and lack of food control. So, if you are suffering from binge eating disorder, you must seek help because sufferers never admit to the problems they are suffering from and develop tendency to hide this eating habit. Of course, you feel embarrassed telling people that you suffer from BED, but the truth is that this disease can prove to be extremely hazardous effect to your physical health. If the immediate help is not sought, you may begin to have problems such as electrolyte imbalance, esophageal tears, cardiac problems, gastrointestinal disorders, stomach disorders and dental problems.
Chapter 2 Why Do This in the First Place? Do you... • • • • • • •
Feel out of control when you eat? Think about food every time? Eat in secret? Eat until you feel numb and sick? Eat to escape from stress, worries and heart break? Feel embarrassed after eating? Feel helpless to stop eating, even when you want to?
If your answers to these questions are more ‘YES’ than ‘NO’, then you are suffering from binge eating. BED is very serious and can disrupt your life plans and even increase your emotional troubles. It stands between you and overall good health. Apart from the obvious consequences like weight gain, you become more prone to illnesses and colds and may also develop more bruising on the surface of skin, and also prone to broken bones from a simple fall. It also leads to social and emotional problems; BED causes depression, anxiety, and even substance abuse. You must be weary of some symptoms associated with binge eating in order to get off its grasp. There are a couple of symptoms associated with BED, if you still can’t figure out if you do, here is a pictorial depiction of both emotional and behavioural symptoms of BED. Are you familiar with any of these symptoms?
Inability to stop eating or control what you’re eating
Feeling stress or tension that is only relieved by eating
Rapidly eating large amounts of food
Embarrassment over how much you’re eating
Eating even when you’re full
Feeling numb while bingeing
Hiding or stockpiling food to eat later in secret
Never feeling satisfied, no matter how much you eat
Eating normally around others, but gorging when you’re alone
Feeling guilty, disgusted, or depressed after overeating
Eating continuously throughout the day, with no planned mealtimes
Desperation to control weight and eating habits
If you are a sufferer of BED, you understand the feelings of loneliness. You know what it is like to live in a secret world that no one knows about. You have a big secret, but no one is allowed to see that side of you. At restaurants with friends, you order just the right amount of food and can’t finish it all because you are so full. Little do your friends know that you had already eaten enough food for three people just two hours before meeting them for another dinner? These are the sufferings you keep to yourself almost every time, but the truth is that it doesn’t have to be this way. To put everything in perspective, these are the reasons why you want to stop binge eating disorder It is really important to understand these reasons, as if you don’t, you’ll still be involved in this habit and you won’t find a way out. Understand that BED is affecting your health and may affect your overall wellbeing. There may be some reasons that are not highlighted in this piece, but I believe you know the gist. Just ask yourself the reason why you do this and you begin to see why you must stop it. It’s just an exercise to keep you from going off course. This is an exercise to let you know the importance of ending this dreadful habit. Unlike other addictions, binge eating is difficult to stop because we all need food to survive, meaning that we can’t avoid not taking it. That said, you must as a matter of urgency develop a healthy relationship with food. This involves planning balanced meals, going for healthy foods when eating out. Therefore, I want you to pick up a pen, and begin to point out the reason you want to end this habit, if you have not figured this out yet, look at the chart above, it will assist you to see the reasons behind why you need to stop.
Chapter 3 The Solution Lies Within If you really want to stop your binge eating problem, then you must take yourself responsible. Yes, the solution lies within you. This is not a guess or an assumption but simply the truth. Sometimes in life, we blame all except ourselves for our problems – I understand this because it has happened to me. We complain and blame other factors – a nagging wife or a non-repentant mum. But once we start to realize that we haven’t been doing things right, we seek help. If you really don’t understand this, think about this: don’t you binge when you feel tired or stressed, thereby sabotaging your weight? Don’t you go for the refined and fatty foods during these times?
Admit and Seek Help I'm not here to argue why you are the cause of your binge eating problems, but I want you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So, I’ll ask you follow the exercise with me. I call it the slow-mo technique. It is an effective method that should be used, not only to learn how to stop compulsive eating, but to stop bad habits in other areas of your life as well. The slow-mo technique just requires 4 simple steps. It is a psychological method that requires a great amount of thinking. Since binge eating is more of the way your sub-conscious mind is programmed, the slow-mo technique requires you to reprogram your brain in order to get adequate result. It is displayed as a process so you can understand deeply what each process is all about and how you can pull it off effectively. Spend some minutes with the slow-mo technique diagram below and picture yourself doing the things that are describe therein.
Pick one Session
•Pick one binge eating session you have had in the past •Think deeply about it, it doesn't matter if you have had several sessions, one is enough
Hit The Slowmo Button
•Ask yourself: what lead to that particular bingeing •Who were you with? •What was your emotional state at this point? •Were you so emotionally unstable that you thought bingeing was the only way out?
What about Now?
•What would you have done that would have reversed the situation? •Think, think, think •Would Would it have been nice if you told your boss he was stalking you and is making life unconfortable •Would be nice if you told your colleague? •Think of things you could have done that would have changed the situation
•If such an experience that lead you to bingeing were to happen today, what path would you take? •Will you still go with the candies or look for a resolute way to resolve the situation? •Seek answers from your problem and choose the right path
The first step is about admission; you have been on several bingeing sessions in your life, it is important to admit them. Then pick one to dissect the reasons behind your bingeing. The second step is where you have to revisit this one bingeing session and analyse the cause(s). What really happened before you got started stuffing your mouth with fries? What was your emotional state? These are the questions that you need to provide answers to at this stage. The third step is to reprogram your subconscious; you must think deeply to come out with worthwhile solutions. This is where you need your creativity more. Think, think and think.
The last step is to follow up on the solutions you came up with in step 3 and work on them. If you can pull this off effectively, then you have mastered how to stop compulsive eating during difficult times. Next time a situation like that occur, you won't be going on another eating session but through this newly defined path you have created.
Chapter 4 Success is Not Far Away Now that we have discussed the slow-mo technique, you’ll begin to see that to stop binge eating is not that difficult, but need a conscious effort on your part.
Your Friends Are Important Most times you talk to your friends about why you are overweight. You don’t know why, you say. They are just as stumped as you are. They see what you eat and it is small portions. Not even unhealthy foods most of the time. But what they don’t know is that you have Binge eating disorder. You have something that is constantly looming over your head – food. Food is a dream and a nightmare mixed into one. Food makes you feel better and then makes you feel worthless the very next minute. You don’t want to let your friends into your secret world though. This is your world and they will not understand. They may just tell you to stop eating so much. They won’t understand. There are many options of treatments a person suffering from binge eating can adopt. It includes medications, psychological treatment and support treatments for inpatient and outpatient. Which type of treatment you want, understand that you must desist from binge and night eating habits. Being alone cannot solve binge eating; instead you need to be in the company of people. You cannot let any self-limiting beliefs stand in your way anymore. Your friends love you and will stand by your side when asked for help. You mean everything to them. The first step to stop binge eating for good is to tell someone that you trust – your close friend. Stop dealing with this big problem on your own. Ask a friend to just listen to you when you need them.
Often talking about problems and just getting things off of your chest will make you feel so much better. Plus, if you are hanging out with someone and talking about it, you are less likely to turn to food. It isnâ€™t as available and you are not alone. You are forcing yourself out of your comfort zone and that is okay. Get help and find a trusted confidant. Expose your secret world to them little by little, or by however feels right to you. Listen to yourself and let that be the judge. Once they know where you are coming from, they will be able to help you to where you hope to go in the future. Donâ€™t let BED get the best of you; seek a friend to talk to and watch you start to feel better about yourself and your situation. If you had the ability to design your life the exact way that you wanted to, would you? If you could create every detail of your life, how would that be? What if I told you that you have this incredible power within you? What if I told you that you could co-create your life to your exact specifications? Would you want to?
Control Your Stress Level One of the major causes of binge eating is stress; it is one important factor you have to deal with. Therefore, before you can stop emotional eating, you must learn ways to resolve your stress level. Do you bottle your emotions? Would you rather keep quiet and suffer the pains of a bad experience than 'hurt' a relationship? Your friend has just offended you but you think it's better to keep quiet because you want to keep him happy? Please don't do this - it is a dangerous path to thread. This unresolved stress is neither good for your health nor weight. Not only will it be difficult to stop emotional eating, you also stand at risk of being hypertensive; a situation that might cut your life short if unchecked. You need to stop emotional eating because your weight is getting out of hand. But to do this, you must start to learn ways to deal with life problems logically so as to live a fulfilling life. What you think determines how you feel; if you can control your thoughts, you'll be able to control your reactions to stress triggers.
You are old enough to understand that difficult situations happen without much notification; they catch you unaware. You have little or no power over them. But since you don't have this level of control, you can control your response to their effects. It is the meaning you give to them that determines how you feel. By the time you understand how to relate with situations - how to analyse events you would have conquered the urge that tells you to overeat in such circumstances and thereby stop emotional eating. I urge you that each time you are in a stressful condition - a time you are most likely to overeat interpret the situation and act accordingly.
The Power of the Subconscious Whether you realize it or not, your subconscious mind picks up on all of your positive or negative statements that you say or think about yourself. Think of your subconscious as a sponge. It soaks up tons and tons of information, some of which you are not even aware of. Everything that you come into contact with in your daily life gets absorbed into your subconscious and will stay there forever, as you are not able to filter through what gets to your subconscious mind. You may think questions to yourself such as, “Why am I so fat?” and your subconscious focuses on the fat part. It doesn’t hear the rest of the statement. It focuses on fat and that is what becomes programmed into your mind. Subconsciously you will keep feeding that part of your mind with the word fat being the focus. This is why it is so important that when people use affirmations to end their battle with BED they are careful of what they say and think. By filling your subconscious mind with negative statements about yourself, you will get what you don’t want, even though that is not your intention. The subconscious mind accepts any and all information because it does not know any better. This is also why affirmations work so well: Your subconscious cannot distinguish what is real and what is not real.
You must use this to your advantage and when you find yourself thinking a negative thought, it is imperative that you counteract that statement with a positive one immediately. The main purpose of reprogramming your subconscious mind with affirmations is so you can change your current reality. What is it that you want in your life? What do you wish to attract in your life? How do you see your future in terms of binge eating? How bad do you want to stop binge eating? Since your subconscious mind makes up about 90% of your whole mind, can you imagine what can happen to your life by incorporating affirmations daily? Your dreams can start to become your reality. Binge Eating can start to become a thing of your past. Affirmations can help with all areas of your life including: your fears, anxiety, personal development, and improvement with yourself. By adding affirmations to your life, your self-esteem and confidence will grow more than you can ever imagine… Or can you? Right now you may be at the lowest point ever because you binge. You are not happy in your life and wish to change. You want a happy ending, but are unsure of how to get there. Even though there are obstacles in overcoming BED, don’t let that discourage you. Don’t focus on how long it may take. Take each day and live for that day. Focus on not bingeing that day and start positive affirmations. Remember that ending binge eating will come with the help of subconscious change. Notice what will happen to your life and welcome the new you with open arms! They end up eating too much and not realizing that they should not once they are fool. Individuals with BED may gain weight overtime and have obesity problems. However, there are some individuals who have this condition and have normal weight.
Lastly... Remember, your involvement in binge eating has a direct implication on your weight. If you are planning to get rid of your weight, then you must put an end to
binge eating. This will go a long way to help you lose that elusive weight. Youâ€™ll be and also live life to the fullest. Iâ€™m not saying the journey will be easy, but it is worth a try. If you have read everything on the pages of this book and fail to act on the information, then you are as good as not reading it at all. Start today and begin your journey to permanent weight loss freedom.
I would like to congratulate you for spending your time to read this book to completion. This is a rare quality, and it shows that you are ready to take charge of your binge eating problem. The path to permanent weight loss success is not easy but requires commitment. Let me help you to lose weight permanently, get the FREE ebook – Permanent Weight Loss, the Effective Guide, by going to www.PermanentWeightLoss101.org I’ll talk to you soon
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Published on Apr 4, 2013
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