How To Stop Binge Eating

Tips to stop overeating, stop emotional eating, stop eating fast food, stop eating junk food

binge eating treatment

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    Ross
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    i heared that there is CBT treatment for binging, i have binging for carbs, i usually try to limit carbs but every day or so at night i binge, can any one help me with techniques to stop it,

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    Kit1616
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    Hi Ross, I’ve been through CBT but it was not for binge-eating, it was quite a few years ago for hypochondria. What I liked about CBT is that they taught me lots of practical techniques to overcome my fear, rather than digging around for the underlying cause in my childhood, like traditional therapy does. They didn’t make me feel like there was something bad in my life causing it, but gave me genuinely useful activities to do whenever I was worrying or scared.

    So CBT could be a good option, but different people respond to it in very different ways. Personally, I think that the tips and advice on here are worth just as much as CBT though, as these tips and bits of advice come from people who have genuinely been through this and used these tips themselves – they know what it feels like! Whereas a CBT therapist has usually only studied binge-eating through textbooks and observing patients, so sometimes can’t quite grasp exactly what it feels like to be in your position.

    But a first step I’d say is to eat carbs during the day, so that you don’t crave them and therefore binge on them during the evening/night! If you can just stay binge free for a few days, sometimes it helps you to get out of the negative rut you are in, and that new found positivity can take you a long way!

    Good luck, and let me know if you have any more questions about CBT, I hope this information is of some help.

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    Ross
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    thanx a lt, today i was without food from morning till 3 pm then i startd to eat, now i feel sick and heavy, i know i should not stay long without food, but i tried to stop ,,i cant, this affects my life, work , and social life a lot,

    #91388

    yogaG
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    Hi Ross– I agree with Kit. A lot of people find the techniques that CBT give you very helpful in a range of different problems.

    Supposedly, it is one of the most effective treatments for treating mild OCD, depressing, BED… anything where destructive thoughts hamper progress. My brother and my dad have both benefited from CBT. They have been able to deal with issues in an actionable way!

    Sounds like you had a hard day to day, but don’t panic. You will feel much better soon. I think you’re right though, not eating all day makes it hard to resist a binge. Try to give yourself the food your body needs and eat some energizing breakfast!

    Meanwhile, keep reading and stay focused on what you want– to stop the bingeing.

    Best,

    G

    #91389

    Ross
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    can any one give me examples of how to apply cbt, what shall i do, like what, teach me how, please

    #91390

    eemslo
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    Ross, I’m in a panic over here in the states concerning you! You have to make those first steps in helping yourself. There are no magic cures or magic wands. My answers came thru spending many hours reading posts and seeing restrictions and dieting do not work, and they haven’t for me for many years. I was desparate enough to want to try something else and this was it. I allow me a wonderful meal 3 times a day and even planned snacks. It is working and now I have 16 bingefree days on my side. I am not over eating. I may have put on a few pounds but I know my body will balance itself out. I just am begging you to try this. One day, Ross, just one day that you can build on. I wish you a sane day

    #91391

    Ross
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    i will try today was supposed to be day 3 binge free, but i ruined it, not i will start again, but without carbs restrictions as i did b4. i will eat not to much carbs buti will not say that anything is forbidden for me. i will eat bread rice, fruit and potatoes again

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    eemslo
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    Build on your 3 days, Ross. Next time it may be 4 days…just keep trying, reading and posting your feelings and progress.

    #91393

    melmo
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    I was going to suggest the same thing. I have been “dieting” I guess you could say for 2 1/2 years. I started bingeing after a year and a half. I think you should try not to restrict anything. I started doing that today, and its only been a half day but its going well. I tell myself that I can have whatever I want, but just make the only rules 1) Has to be gluten free and 2) Cannot binge

    Today I had a bag of chips before lunch time. I dont have the urge to binge right now that I usually do at my daughters nap time (When she is in bed and Im by myself and bored. I dont like to stuff myself when she is awake because I dont want her to see me)

    Try it, it can’t hurt. The way I see it, is the bingeing is doing worse things to your body than eating a little here and there.

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