Binge Eating Disorder Treamtent & Therapy
You deserve extra than short fixes or brief solutions. At Alpha Weight Loss Center in Gujarat, India, you`ll acquire customized guidance to promote long-time period recovery from your binge eating disorder.
Overcoming binge eating disorder
Binge eating disorder (BED) is a mental health condition that is characterized by regularly eating excessive amounts of food, far more than most people would typically eat in a similar time period, and continues to eat despite feeling full. During these episodes of binge eating, individuals feel out of control of the amount of food that they are consuming and experience feelings of extreme guilt and shame once the binge has ended. Not only does binge eating disorder affect a person’s overall physical health, but it can also interfere with an individual’s ability to function in a healthy manner on a day-to-day basis.
At Alpha Weight Loss Center, we understand the inner turmoil and distress that comes along with the presence of binge eating disorder, as well as the challenges that these individuals face on a regular basis. By drawing from scientifically-validated treatments for binge and emotional eating (including Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapy), participants who add the Bridge Module to their Alpha Weight Loss Center experience will engage in small group classes and individual sessions designed to specifically address the psychological, emotional, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to binge eating. All of the Core Program classes and activities are available and individuals who add the Bridge Module will also learn and practice healthy weight loss and management strategies. Our aim is to provide a path to recovery that addresses distressing eating patterns such as binge and emotional eating as well as concerns about weight.
Helping a loved one get treatment for binge eating disorder
If you have seen warning signs in your loved one that has led you to suspect that he or she may be suffering from a binge eating disorder, you may find yourself facing a delicate situation. On one hand, you are worried about your loved one and his or her health but, on the other hand, you do not want to upset him or her. However difficult it may be, it is important that you share your concerns with your loved one so that, if he or she is indeed engaging in binge eating behaviors, he or she can get the help needed to avoid the development of potentially dangerous consequences further down the road. Described in more detail below are some tips for helping a loved one who has BED:
- Encourage your loved one to get professional help as soon as possible.
- Be supportive by listening without being judgmental and making sure that your loved one knows that you are truly concerned about his or her overall well-being.
- Avoid insulting, lecturing, or using guilt trips when talking with your loved one. Those with binge eating disorder already tend to have a low self-esteem and feel horrible about their behaviors. Lecturing your loved one, or getting angry with him or her, will only make matters worse and could increase the frequency of his or her binge eating behaviors.
- Try to set a good example for your loved one by eating healthy, exercising, and using stress reduction techniques that do not involve food.
- Be sure to continue to take care of yourself. Sometimes it can be stressful to support a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder and, by taking care of yourself, you will be able to offer a stronger level of empathic support for your loved one.
While the decision for treatment ultimately has to be made by your loved one, simply offering your compassion, encouragement, and support can go a long way in helping him or her make more healthy decisions about his or her lifestyle. If at first your loved one does not believe he or she has a problem, over time, he or she may begin to realize that professional help is, indeed, necessary.
Why consider treatment for a binge eating disorder at Alpha Weight Loss Center
When an individual has been engaging in binge eating behaviors, it can lead to the development of a number of different physical, emotional, and social problems. In addition to weight gain, those with a binge eating disorder usually report more health issues, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, joint and muscle pain, gastrointestinal problems, and sleep apnea. These individuals are also more likely to experience stress, suffer from insomnia, and have thoughts of suicide. Furthermore, mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, are common symptoms that have been known to develop in those with a BED. Because of the variety of consequences that can occur as the result of binge eating, it usually requires a combination of therapeutic interventions provided by behavioral health professionals in order to stop the destructive behaviors, while also addressing the additional psychological concerns that may have arisen as a result of such behaviors.
Ways to overcome binge eating disorder
At Alpha Weight Loss Center, we’re completely devoted to presenting folks that are entrusted with our care with the equipment had to shed pounds and enhance their lifestyle. Our four-week, new participant program offers a variety of services to ensure that individuals who participate in our program will meet their personal weight loss and health goals. Our program is behaviorally-based, meaning that instead of providing solely medical weight loss strategies, such as surgeries or medications, we provide scientifically-based behavioral interventions. These interventions are designed to educate participants, improve adherence to healthy lifestyle behaviors, reduce barriers to change, and address any underlying psychosocial and psychological concerns that may be interfering with healthy weight management.
All new participants at Alpha Weight Loss Center will receive a complete battery of assessments, including labs, physical, nutritional, and fitness evaluations. All assessments will be completed before and after the four-week program in order to measure the client’s progress. In addition to these services, each participant will have the opportunity engage in the following treatment methods, as will be indicated by each person’s personalized schedule:
Medication management: Alpha Weight Loss Center partners with a local physician group who can see participants on campus. The groups consist of an internist, a cardiologist, a neurologist, a urologist, a psychiatrist, and a podiatrist.
Individual therapy: At Alpha Weight Loss Center, each new participant receives a 60-minute psychological intake session as well as a 30-minute session in their third and fourth weeks. Graduate participants receive a 25-minute session during their stay. All additional individual sessions are optional and occur on an as-needed basis.
Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are held on an as-needed, requested basis, which is collaboratively determined by the client and his or her therapist. Family sessions are conducted by the same therapy staff that conducts individual therapy sessions.
Group therapy: The group therapy sessions offered at Alpha Weight Loss Center consist of two, 50-minute support groups per week and several 50-minute psychoeducational groups/classes each week. Support groups are interpersonal and interactive and facilitated by a therapist. Psychoeducational group topics include, but are not limited to relaxation, stress management, trigger awareness, mindful eating, self-monitoring, relapse and recovery, support at home, and lifestyle change. Specialty topics include body-image, self-esteem, motivation, self-compassion, addictive behavior, and healthy relationships.
Experiential therapy: At Alpha Weight Loss Center, we offer a number of experiential therapies that are designed to reconnect participants with their bodies, challenge negative beliefs or expectations regarding exercise, and learn to modify exercise routines to meet their current needs and limitations. All experiential therapies and physical activities occur on a daily basis and may include:
- Experiential meals
- Mindful meditation
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Visualization and relaxation
- Physical activity (such as Pilates, water fitness, Zumba, guided walks, swimming, stretching, yoga, etc.)
- Additional personal training sessions (for an additional cost)
- Massage (for an additional cost)
Additional services offered: In addition to our core residential program, some of our participants choose to engage in a specialized track, which uses the latest scientific approaches to target additional health concerns. These additional specialized programs include:
- Binge eating program: Participants who choose to engage in this program will receive additional group and individual sessions designed to specifically address the psychological, emotional, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to binge eating and emotional eating.
- Diabetes program: This program provides state-of-the-art treatment and education for safe and effective diabetes care.
- Smoking cessation program: This program is for those who want assistance in order to quit smoking.
Continuing care and package options for binge eating disorder treatment
Participants who’ve finished our four-week core weight loss program may have some alternatives for persevering with care. Alpha Weight Loss Center gives therapy thru phone or the Internet for individuals on an as-wanted basis, which could consist of weekly classes if desired. Some participants decide that they need more time at our treatment center and choose to commit to longer-term stays. These extended-stay individuals can use this system on a service-to-service basis. Finally, for anybody who needs to go back to Alpha Weight Loss Center for the center program after returning home for a duration of time.
Our in-depth program is designed to assist all people who involve us meet his or her weight loss dreams and study the whole lot needed to keep to lose weight at home.