Different Types of Disordered Eating
There is a difference between making unhealthy food choices occasionally and having disordered eating. Some of us are consistently making unhealthy food choices and cannot stop. Your daily diet may consist of fried, sugary and/or fast foods. When your unhealthy eating habits affect your quality of life and you cannot change them it becomes disordered eating. This is not to be confused with the occasional unhealthy food choice.
There are many different reason why you eat when you are not hungry or do not stop when you are full. The DietQ Quiz is designed to show your diet type so you can understand why you do what you do. But that is just the start. You will be guided through a Plan that is a step-by-step method that has worked for thousands over two decades. Your DietQ Plan gives you unique solutions that work best for you. We are all different. Here is an introduction to the different types.
There are many people who do not understand that their patterns of eating are disordered because they are constantly on a diet. They go on one die after another. They think the problem is that they do not have the willpower to stick to their diet.
All diets work. . . . temporarily. Type D almost always have the same experience of failing and eating something not on the diet plan. Then this type regains the weight, plus more, due to the slowdown of the metabolism while on the diet. Then they search for the next diet that will really work. It is no wonder that the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. You have not failed the diet. The diet has failed you!
A person with Type B may eat large amounts of food in a short period of time. They may hide food, or go to the grocery store to get their favorite “binge” foods. They may think about and plan the binge ahead of time. They may start eating normally and then find they cannot quit eating. They may feel ashamed or out of control.
They may not eat all day then binge at night. They may restrict themselves with a diet until they rebel and overeat uncontrollably. Type B people usually start with a diet or restricting food until they relapse into overeating. This becomes a cycle that is hard to get out of. The DietQ Plan for Type B shows an easy way to identify the breaking point in the cycle and the way to stop the eating behavior.
This person is usually very intuitive and can pick up on others’ feelings easily. This can be overwhelming and they may use food to cope with the flood of emotions and life situations. As a Type S, the overeating is used as a means to stuff down feelings or unwanted thoughts. Many people with this type of disordered eating do not know what they are feeling because every time the feeling comes they immediately reach for the food. They may be using food to avoid some part of their life that they do not want to feel.Learn More
When some people eat too much they feel they must get rid of the food. Purging or vomiting may start innocently, but it can take over a person’s life. They will not be able to stop the cycle of eating and getting rid of the calories. They may use laxatives or diuretics to purge the extra calories.
Some people with Type E may use exercise, extreme sports, dance, and/or running to get rid of the extra calories. Their life may be disrupted due to spending hours each day at the gym or running. This is different than moderate healthy exercise.
There are some people who are so afraid of gaining weight that they become obsessed with not eating. They may think they are fat when others are worried that they are too thin. Losing too much weight starves the brain making it hard for this person to understand they may need outside help. It can be scary to realize you cannot trust your own thinking in this state.
There are many different forms of behavior associated with Type R. They may think it would be preferable to eat only healthy, organic, clean foods, but even this can turn into an obsession that impacts their lives. They may no longer eat with friends, spend excessive amounts of time finding the “right” foods, preparing the foods to make sure it is “clean” and will exert tremendous control to eat what they think are the “right” foods.
Restricting food intake can progress to a point where some people develop an eating disorder. Make changes before your eating behaviors progress to this point.
Different foods make different people feel and react in different ways. Everyone is different, only you can determine what foods or drinks you react to. Some people can drink alcohol with no consequences and can limit their intake. Others have a drink and they cannot stop even with consequences. The drink sets off an allergic reaction in the brain accompanied with an intense cravings, and they eventually find they can not quit drinking.
There are certain foods (sugar, flour, fast foods, salty foods, etc.) that cause Type A to experience cravings after eating them. They may feel good at first but then they feel lethargic, unmotivated, depressed and more bingeing is triggered.
Knowing what foods affect you is necessary in order to make your DietQ Plan work for a lifetime. Until you discover the drink, food or foods that is triggering you, you will continue to overeat when you do not want to eat. The DietQ Plan for Type A will show you how to identify your own triggers.