BlubberBusters Tips from Lucy
Every binge starts
by not eating enough
earlier in the day.
A binge is when a person eats a lot of food at one time. When the person eats this food, she usually feels out of control. Also, she may try and sneak the food.
Many overweight kids and teens binge eat. Many of them do it secretly too. Many kids and teens binge because they feel really stressed. Or, they may feel really sad or frustrated.
A huge part of the binge begins before a person starts to eat lots of food. Usually a person binge eats when they are dieting or trying to lose weight. This happens, in part, because they are eating too little (or starving) themselves in the beginning of the day. Eating too little at breakfast and lunch is the first part of the puzzle to binge eating.
You can stop binge eating! Many kids and teens seek help from a counselor to help learn about the feelings that may spark the binge. Planning your food choices a little bit better can help too! Here are a few pointers to stop a binge:
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