What is the theory behind this Binge Eating Therapy Worksheet?
Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating order that is characterised by the consumption of an abnormally large amount of food in one sitting. It can also include finding yourself wanting to eat even when not hungry or generally not being able to control your eating patterns. Therapeutic approaches may focus on dealing with underlying emotional issues, identifying triggers, and empowering individuals with coping tools to fight the urges.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will provide a journal template that clients can use to keep track of their binge eating episodes. It will help provide valuable information to the therapist about triggers and the nature of binge eating episodes that can be utilised to customise a treatment plan. It will also enable the individuals to become more aware of their own behaviours.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to use one worksheet per day and note down the total time of the binge eating episodes throughout the day. Also write about the specifics related to the situation prior to and during the episode. They also have to take notice of their feelings before and after the episode.
Binge Eating Therapy Worksheet
|Time(start – end or an estimated total time)||What has happened prior to the binge eating episode? What were you doing while eating?||What were your feelings before the episode?||What did you eat and drink?||What were your feelings after the episode?|
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Iacovino, J. M., Gredysa, D. M., Altman, M., & Wilfley, D. E. (2012). Psychological treatments for binge eating disorder. Current psychiatry reports, 14(4), 432–446. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-012-0277-8
You can download this worksheet here.