Obesity has now reached epidemic levels in the United States. Today, ten million adults struggle with binge eating disorder.
Although billions of dollars are spent each year on weight-loss programs and diet products, the number of dangerously overweight children and adults continues to grow.
Binge Eating Disorder is when a person binges uncontrollably on large amounts of food, often consuming thousands of calories at a time. The individual is not eating because of physiological hunger; instead, the behavior is driven by the need to regulate unpleasant or painful emotions. This condition differs from bulimia because the individual does not subsequently purge after the binge. Studies show that more people suffer from binge eating disorder than anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa combined.
Binge eating is very hard on the human body, since it was never intended to ingest so much food at one time. The primary medical consequence of binge eating disorder is obesity. This disorder can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels and type-II diabetes. Many of these medical complications can improve once a person changes their behaviors. And for those medical issues that don't resolve, the sooner a person seeks treatment, the less severe the complication will be.
Our Binge Eating Disorder Program is located in Chandler, Arizona. This 30-day program is designed to break the cycle of disordered eating and restore balance in the lives of women and girls. Unlike quick-fix centers throughout the country, this is not a weight loss program. Instead, each resident receives a treatment plan and exercise program created to meet her specific needs. Each resident meets regularly with a treatment team of eating disorder professionals, which includes a psychiatric and primary care provider, registered dietitian, and a primary therapist. In addition, she participates in a variety of innovative therapy techniques, both individual and group.
The goal of each session is to uncover the complex psychological factors contributing to her unhealthy relationship with food.
Binge Eating Disorder program group sessions include:
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Recovery from binge eating disorder is possible. Women and girls come to us after years of living in conflict with food. After breaking the cycle of the binge eating behaviors and learning new skills and tools, they are able to return to life with a new, healthy relationship with food.
For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders or OCD at Remuda Ranch, please call to speak to a Counselor 866-390-5100 or complete a Take the Next Step form and we will contact you with the information you need.