Bulimia / Binge Eating

Many patients present for treatment stating that they “binge” eat. We generally define “binge eating” as eating – in a discrete amount of time e.g. a two hour period – more than most people would eat in that same time period and feeling a loss of control while eating and/or guilt and regret when done eating. It is important to note that binge eating is on the continuum of “normal’ eating behavior- it is the frequency, duration, and intensity of binge eating behavior that determines whether one meets criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. It is impossible to lose weight with active Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or frequent binge eating episodes, and binge eating has many unwanted implications including weight gain, depressive symptoms, anxiety, shame, and feeling “out of control.” At the North Shore Center for Weight Management, we have specialized training, experience, and expertise in the area of Binge Eating Disorder and provide services as follows:

  • Identification of Binge Eating Disorder and binge eating behavior
  • Psychoeducation regarding the physiological, emotional, genetic, and cognitive underpinnings of Binge Eating Disorder
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder- the only empirically validated and most clinically effective treatment for binge eating behaviors
  • Problem solving training for relapse prevention
  • Behavioral training for dealing with “trigger” foods

It is important to note that general/nonspecific psychotherapy is typically not enough to effectively reduce and/or eliminate binge eating behavior. Similarly, talking about “why” you binge, while helpful in terms of understanding the behavior, is not effective in and of itself in stopping the behavior and preventing the behavior from recurring. We can give you the skills to understand and stop binge eating behavior NOW as well as skills that will allow you to prevent or minimize recurrences in the future. 

North Shore Center for Weight Management

North Shore Center for Weight Management ©2019

707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847.509.7560
Fax: 847.509.7562
Email: info@nscwm.com

151 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 760
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 773-307-4501
Email: info@nscwm.com

Bulimia / Binge Eating

Many patients present for treatment stating that they “binge” eat. We generally define “binge eating” as eating – in a discrete amount of time e.g. a two hour period – more than most people would eat in that same time period and feeling a loss of control while eating and/or guilt and regret when done eating. It is important to note that binge eating is on the continuum of “normal’ eating behavior- it is the frequency, duration, and intensity of binge eating behavior that determines whether one meets criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. It is impossible to lose weight with active Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or frequent binge eating episodes, and binge eating has many unwanted implications including weight gain, depressive symptoms, anxiety, shame, and feeling “out of control.” At the North Shore Center for Weight Management, we have specialized training, experience, and expertise in the area of Binge Eating Disorder and provide services as follows:

  • Identification of Binge Eating Disorder and binge eating behavior
  • Psychoeducation regarding the physiological, emotional, genetic, and cognitive underpinnings of Binge Eating Disorder
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder- the only empirically validated and most clinically effective treatment for binge eating behaviors
  • Problem solving training for relapse prevention
  • Behavioral training for dealing with “trigger” foods

It is important to note that general/nonspecific psychotherapy is typically not enough to effectively reduce and/or eliminate binge eating behavior. Similarly, talking about “why” you binge, while helpful in terms of understanding the behavior, is not effective in and of itself in stopping the behavior and preventing the behavior from recurring. We can give you the skills to understand and stop binge eating behavior NOW as well as skills that will allow you to prevent or minimize recurrences in the future

    847-509-7560

    Bulimia / Binge Eating

    Many patients present for treatment stating that they “binge” eat. We generally define “binge eating” as eating – in a discrete amount of time e.g. a two hour period – more than most people would eat in that same time period and feeling a loss of control while eating and/or guilt and regret when done eating. It is important to note that binge eating is on the continuum of “normal’ eating behavior- it is the frequency, duration, and intensity of binge eating behavior that determines whether one meets criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. It is impossible to lose weight with active Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or frequent binge eating episodes, and binge eating has many unwanted implications including weight gain, depressive symptoms, anxiety, shame, and feeling “out of control.” At the North Shore Center for Weight Management, we have specialized training, experience, and expertise in the area of Binge Eating Disorder and provide services as follows:

    • Identification of Binge Eating Disorder and binge eating behavior
    • Psychoeducation regarding the physiological, emotional, genetic, and cognitive underpinnings of Binge Eating Disorder
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder- the only empirically validated and most clinically effective treatment for binge eating behaviors
    • Problem solving training for relapse prevention
    • Behavioral training for dealing with “trigger” foods

    It is important to note that general/nonspecific psychotherapy is typically not enough to effectively reduce and/or eliminate binge eating behavior. Similarly, talking about “why” you binge, while helpful in terms of understanding the behavior, is not effective in and of itself in stopping the behavior and preventing the behavior from recurring. We can give you the skills to understand and stop binge eating behavior NOW as well as skills that will allow you to prevent or minimize recurrences in the future

    North Shore Center for Weight Management

    707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 600
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: 847.509.7560
    Fax: 847.509.7562
    Email: info@nscwm.com

    151 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 760
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 773-307-4501
    Email: info@nscwm.com

    North Shore Center for Weight Management ©2019