Is The Word Eating Disorder Confusing For The Person Who Over-Eats? It’s Just a Label! 5 Symptoms, La Verne, CA

Eating Disorder Recovery & Therapy

The word eating disorder can be an intimidating word especially if you’re an over-eater. Words like Anorexia and Bulimia seem more like eating disorders to us. However, any kind of “disordered eating behavior” comes under the category of an eating disorder.

When you are an over-eater you tend to use food for comfort. You may be comforting yourself due to feelings of:

  1. Loneliness
  2. Boredom
  3. Anxiety
  4. Depression
  5. Trauma
  6. Grief
  7. Low self-esteem

This is the definition of an eating disorder. If you are using food in this way then you most likely would fall in the category of someone who would benefit from professional therapy in this area. A group situation would be extremely helpful.

So, if you find yourself confused by the word eating disorder, remember it’s “just a label”. Most of don’t like labels but we use them so that we can diagnose, treat and have words to talk about…

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