Binge Eating Disorder Quiz
Take this short quiz to find out if you or a loved one has binge eating disorder behaviors.
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Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are health professionals specializing in food and nutrition. Dietitians provide a behavioral health approach to nutritional care to help you reach your long-term health goals. To learn more about our approach to care, click here.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is a nationally recognized credential. At Nourish, all our dietitians are RDNs, which means that they have completed a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Nutrition, passed a national exam, and complete a number of ongoing continuing education credits annually.
No, they are not the same. The title "nutritionist" is not a protected title, which means that anyone, including yourself, can call themselves a nutritionist. At Nourish, all our providers are Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) which is a legally protected title. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists must complete a Bachelor or Master's degree in Nutrition, pass a national exam, and complete a number of ongoing continuing education credits annually. Read our blog post to learn more!
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Nourish is currently in-network with 5 major insurance companies: Blue Cross Blue Shield/Anthem, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, and Medicare. For in-network patients, we work with your insurance company to ensure coverage.
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We also offer private pay services if your insurance does not cover sessions for $145 per session. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
We have a very individualized approach depending upon your current diet, your goals and the number and severity of the health issues you face. Ideally, we like to work with you weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly, depending upon your needs. This approach provides an opportunity to work with you during various eating situations throughout all the seasons of the year (holidays, vacations, barbecues, etc.). Some clients need more intensive follow-up than others — it varies from client to client, but we will always work with you for to achieve your best outcome.
Yes, at Nourish we have many dietitians who specialize in working with children. We have experience in dealing with nutrition issues related to children, including overweight/underweight, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, food allergies, and eating disorders.
Yes, we have several team members who speak Spanish! They can help you make your appointment. Please let us know that you would like a Spanish-speaking dietitian when you set up your first appointment by calling 512-693-7045. Sí, tenemos un dietista en nuestro personal que habla español. Por favor, indique a la recepcionista que le gustaría hablar con una dietista que habla español cuando haga su primera cita.
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We have an amazing team of dietitians here at Nourish and sometimes they are fully booked up weeks in advance. Check out one of our other dietitians if you see that your initial choice is booked up. However, we are more than happy to put you on a waitlist for the dietitian should that be preferred.
Simply reach out to us via email at email@example.com with your name, phone number and the dietitian you are interested in being put on the waitlist for and we will will take care of the rest!
Unfortunately, there are some states that have laws in place that prevent you from seeing a dietitian from outside of your state. Likely, the dietitian is not based in your state and, at this time, does not have licensing for your specific states. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!
If you are looking for a dietitian who has expertise dealing with individuals diagnosed with a specific illness or have a more specific goal outside of general health, you can check out which dietitian would best fit your needs here by using the drop down selections.
Who is the binge eating disorder quiz for?
The binge eating disorder quiz is for anyone who suspects they have binge eating disorder. The quiz is designed to help you see whether your behaviors align with the criteria for binge eating disorder. This quiz cannot be used to diagnose binge eating disorder, but it may help you gain insight into your eating behaviors and relationship with food.
What is binge eating disorder?
Binge eating disorder is a serious but treatable eating disorder characterized by repeated episodes of eating large quantities of food in a short time period.
Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States, affecting 3.5% of women and 2.0% of men.
An episode of binge eating is defined as eating large amounts of food within a specific period of time (e.g., within a two-hour window). It is accompanied by a lack of control over what or how much you’re eating.
In addition, binge eating episodes include at least three of the following:
- Eating a lot faster than usual.
- Eating until you feel uncomfortably full.
- Eating large amounts of food even though you aren’t physically hungry.
- Eating alone because you’re embarrassed about how much you’re eating.
- Feeling guilty or disgusted with yourself after the binge.
How do I know if I have binge eating disorder?
Everyone over-eats occasionally, but if you have a binge episode at least once a week for three consecutive months, you may have binge eating disorder.
Here are some other warning signs that may indicate you have binge eating disorder:
- Being uncomfortable eating around others.
- Cutting out entire food groups.
- Hoarding food.
- Organizing your schedule around when you binge.
- Feeling withdrawn from family and friends.
- Extreme concern with body weight and shape.
- Frequent mirror-checking.
- Feeling a lack of control over your eating habits.
- Eating alone because you’re embarrassed about how much you’re eating.
- Feeling disgusted or guilty after overeating.
- Fluctuations in weight.
- Digestive concerns like constipation and acid reflux.
You may have binge eating disorder if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms.
How does binge eating disorder differ from other disorders like bulimia or anorexia?
Unlike eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia, a person with binge eating disorder does not engage in compensatory purging behaviors after a binge episode.
Compensatory purging behaviors are behaviors that people use to “undo” the binge and prevent weight gain. They may include forcing yourself to vomit after a binge, abusing laxatives or excessive exercise.
How is binge eating disorder treated?
Many people mistakenly believe that binge eating disorder is simply due to a lack of willpower. This can lead people with binge eating disorder to seek help at weight loss clinics.
Weight loss or weight management programs can often worsen binge eating disorder because the methods used to lose weight (such as restricting food intake, weighing yourself, and limiting certain food groups) may trigger binge eating.
Binge eating disorder is challenging, but the proper treatment makes recovery possible.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The most common form of treatment for binge eating disorder is psychotherapy, with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) being the most commonly used treatment. During CBT, you’ll work with a trained therapist to reduce bingeing and reduce your concerns about your weight.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Another therapy commonly used to treat binge eating disorder is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). During a DBT session, a therapist will help you identify what triggers your binges and help you learn to manage those emotions without turning to food.
Working with a Registered Dietitian
A registered dietitian can also be an important member of your care team. A registered dietitian can help you develop a healthier relationship with food, as well as help you learn how to create meals that keep you satisfied and well-nourished to prevent bingeing.
Finally, although medication alone is typically not enough to treat binge eating disorder, using certain medications in combination with psychotherapy and working with a dietitian can benefit some people.
Get personalized care online with Nourish
If you suspect you may have binge eating disorder, connecting with a registered dietitian trained in eating disorders can get you on the road to recovery. Nourish offers personalized nutrition counseling and accepts most popular insurance carriers. If you suspect you have binge eating disorder, consider booking a virtual appointment with a Registered Dietitian.