BlubberBusters Tips from Lucy
Are You Compulsively Overeating?
Compulsive overeating looks like this:
You see a pizza commercial on TV. You start to think about eating the pizza. You are not hungry. You REALLY want the pizza though. You keep thinking about the pizza. And keep thinking about it. Soon, your heart seems to beat faster. You REALLY need to eat the pizza. You start to feel really antsy and uncomfortable. The only way you know how to feel better is to eat. Once you eat a lot of food the antsy feeling goes away. The feeling comes back though the next time you see a TV commercial for food.
Compulsive overeating is when a person is obsessed thinking about eating. A person begins to think about food when something triggers the thought. A trigger can be seeing a TV commercial, talking about food, talking about dieting, smelling food, or seeing food. Some people are triggered by one or all of these. People find that eating helps these uncomfortable thoughts go away. Eating like this all the time can make a person get too large. Instead of dieting, consider trying this out to help stop the cycle.
Compulsive overeating can be tough to work through. It is an eating disorder. Many kids and teens may need to get help from a counselor to stop the thoughts and drive to eat. If this tip is not enough to help, consider finding a counselor to help you.
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