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June 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm #5290
Hi everyone!ive had trouble binging for the last two years, but it’s gotten worse over the last six months. I know binge around 4 days a week, and it’s ruining my social life as I’m often too full/bloated to go out with friends, or have indigestion for days after because of a might of consuming 5000 calories. I make sure to eat enough in the day, but sometimes that makes the binging worse! Yesterday I had a healthy breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner etc and was really tired. I came home early from a family event, and instead of going to bed like I know I should’ve because I was full, I started with some fruit…ate 2 cartons of berries, followed by a whole large box of raisins, then some crackers with a WHOLE tub of cream cheese and some jam, some deli turkey in the fridge and half a box of just right cereal with milk. Most of those things I’ll eat in small doses yet I binged…then I wokeup in the middle of the night sweating/with indigestion which I always do when I binge so I went and ate more. I’m hoping by journaling every day online will help me be accountable to everyone. Any tips/advice would be helpful. I’m standing there binging and knowing I should go to bed, or read a book, or brush my teeth, but I cant stop. I also know when I start to have a snack I’m going to start bunging, yet do it anyways…please help!June 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm #95704
Any advice anyone?June 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm #95705
Hi, isabel, just wanted to assure you, I know exactly how you feel. I have been binging for four years now and I hate it!!!! I was doing really good a few month ago and I managed to lose ten pounds, but then came the end of my college program so we had graduation and at the same time I started two new jobs. Everything just stressed me out and suddenly I just started binge eating again. For the last three weeks I had been binging every day, some days up to 4500 calories a day, so of course I gained back every pound that I lost. I was just so disgusted with myself and I didn’t know what to do for a while so I read up a lot on the disorder and so I got to this forum and I figured it might help me. I feel like it helped me already. I just want to be binge free and I know we all will get there together.June 26, 2012 at 2:15 am #95706
Thanks jordynne. I thought it was the stress of being in school for me too, but once it ended the binging has gotten worse. Any tips would be appreciated, I don’t want to let this disorder take over any more of my life!June 26, 2012 at 3:37 am #95707
Dear Isabel and Jordynne
I know too how you guys feel.In the past I have too consumed thousands of calories in one sitting,something like 5000 perhaps…I have binged so much in past, that food would be coming up my mouth and I would still be eating..terrible cramps would wobble up my body that I could even breathe and feel like I might explode…And like you Isabel, I would (and still am) embarrassed to go anywhere with friends and avoid social occasions because of binging. I have ruined relationships with people because of this terrible disorder. Even though I still binge (as recently as all of this past weekend) My binges are getting better, believe me, over time you just get tired of this food madness.
It will get better , we WILL recover.
lets help each other get there!June 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm #95708
Hi isabel, no we won’t let this disorder take our life over. I wish so much that I could give you some tips but I am also at the beginning of this journey and I need to learn a lot too. We will have to give each other tips as we go. As I posted in my other post though, I’m glad you don’t cal count because this doesn’t work when your trying to be binge free. Its so hard to tell when I’m really hungry though because I can’t tell if its just a urge to binge or if I really need something. I guess it will take time to be able to distinguish the two clearly. So far day four has been going good and I hope the same with you.June 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm #95709
Hi pampita! I know the exact feeling you are talking about, feeling food coming up as you’re chewing your next food item…we can over come that, and I hope none of us ever experiences that again!
Today’s day 3, I keep eating way past full at breakfast. This is ways better than binging, but can’t stop myself frm going back to the fridge again and snacking
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