We??™ve all been there: turning to the fridge when feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds when stressed. But when you suffer from bulimia, to overeat is more like a compulsion. And instead of eating sensibly to make up for it, you punish yourself by purging, fasting, or exercising to get rid of the calories. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating, followed by frantic efforts to avoid gaining weight.
Many things can cause bulimia such as; being bullied about your weight, not being able to accomplish your dream for being 1 size too large or just feeling insecure.
The bulimic symptoms are; swollen glands, puffiness in cheeks, or broken vessels under the eyes.
This vicious cycle of binging and purging takes a toll on the body, and it??™s even harder on emotional well-being. But the cycle can be broken. Effective bulimia treatment and support can help you develop a healthier relationship with food and overcome feelings of anxiety, guilt, and shame.
When you??™re struggling with bulimia, life is a constant battle between the desire to lose weight or stay thin and the overwhelming compulsion to binge eat.
There is no prevention for bulimia. Early treatment may be the best way to prevent this disorder from progressing.
During an average binge, you may consume from 3,000 to 5,000 calories in one short hour.
After it ends, panic sets in and you turn to drastic measures to ???undo??? the binge, such as taking ex-lax, inducing vomiting, or going for a ten-mile run. And all the while, you feel increasingly out of control.