The most frequent feeding and eating disorder in the world is binge eating disorder (BED). Even when they are not hungry, BED patients experience periods of eating abnormally large amounts of food. After an episode, they may feel guilt or humiliation.

Binge eating can lead to weight gain, which can worsen health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. While numerous factors have a role in the development of an eating disorder, genetics and upbringing are at the top of the list.

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There are a variety of ways for reducing binge eating episodes that one can attempt at home or with the help of a professional.

Here’s a list of tips Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh’s nutritionist advised in a recent Instagram post

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1. On rising- Stick to your routine (warm drink)

2. Breakfast- Choose any one item

3. Lunch- Choose multiple items. Eat more wholesome and substantial. Include alcohol and/or non-vegetarian foods if you wish.

4. Evening- The best time for chaat/sweets/deep-fried

5. Dinner- Choose 1-2 items only. Avoid alcohol and non-vegetarian food at this time.

The post also advised against thoughtless binge eating just because there’s a special occasion. At the same time, avoid feeling guilty after indulging in delicious food made during festivals. Take the middle road. Enjoy and eat the holiday dishes, but do so in moderation.

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Learning how to transform negative thoughts about overeating and your body into positive actions is crucial to avoiding binges and improving your health. Self-assistance can at times bring about change. Professional assistance may be necessary in specific cases.

According to Barbecue Lab, 95% of those with eating problems are between the ages of 12 and 25. Eating disorders are frequently accompanied by another mental condition or precipitated by past trauma, and only 10% of people with eating disorders seek treatment because they are afraid of the stigma.