How To Stop Binge Eating

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

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  • #5020

    Help
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    Hey guys, binge eating has really effected me emotionally and I have become pretty depressed, self-conscious, quiet, and suicidal. Especially suicidal, has this happened to any of you? It’s really effecting my life and please do not think I am weird because of the suicidal thing. It’s difficult to admit but it has taken over my life. It seems easier to end my life than to struggle with this disorder. To sleep forever and never deal with it again. Please try to understand if this does not relate to you, and give me some advice please if it does. Thank you all.

    #93770

    cudizone
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    I was having suicidal thoughts throughout my senior year of high school. I even acted on those thoughts once, but luckily a phone call from a friend just as I was about to do it made me change my mind. Let me tell you, I am eternally grateful to my friend for calling. He obviously wasn’t aware of what I was about to do, but just hearing his voice for some reason made me realize there is so much in life. What you’re facing right now is an obstacle. Not an impenetrable wall. Obstacles are made to be overcome. They make you stronger as a person. I look back on my experience and I’m proud of myself for overcoming my suicidal tendencies. I didn’t talk to anyone about it and to this day, none of the people I personally know have any knowledge about it. That being said, I am still struggling with binge eating. Thankfully, I have moved past the suicidal stage and I can help you do the same. Make a list of all the things you enjoy to do. Make a list of all the things you still have not accomplished. Don’t let this one setback keep you from doing everything that you’ve wanted to do. Go out there, kick binge eating to the curb along with any dark thoughts and live life to the fullest! Life’s too short to not enjoy the small things. It’s definitely too short to let problems consume us to the point where it becomes an obsession. PM me or write back on this thread if you’d like to talk more about it. Stay strong, and remember, life is worth living.

    #93771

    Help
    Participant

    I truly thank you for this and my friends are leaving me I feel like and I just can’t picture myself getting better. I had pills on the counter one time considering taking all of them and my dog got up walked over and just stared at me. I cried and put them away. I want to move past binge eating and I appreciate your support. Thank you.

    #93772

    cudizone
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    Absolutely, I’m here to help. If you ever need anything, do not hesitate to PM me. Be a constant user of this forum, read up on other people’s struggles and I am confident that this will be a thing of the past.

    #93773

    tobebingefree
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    hello help, yes i have also been suicidal post-binge, and i ended up contacting the samaritans by email, jo@samaritans.org. i know we talk about anything and everything on this forum however there was some stuff i didn’t want to share in a public arena so i emailed them, and it really helped to have someone answer back. what eventually helped me get over those thoughts was firstly to keep in mind that i always felt ok again after a few days binge-free, and also reading up about how binges and depression work chemically, and realising those pits of despair were related to the carb crash, and weren’t how i truly felt. just like cudi i was on the brink once and was saved by a phonecall from a friend, who didn’t know how good their timing was! the important thing to remember is that it is JUST FOOD and not something worth losing your life over. imagine how your family would feel if they knew all this was caused by overeating! you’re not alone, help. if ever you feel like there is no way out, come to the forum and talk it out xxx

    #93774

    Help
    Participant

    Guys, (or girls!) Thank you so much for this. I didn’t binge yesturday and so far not today and you are seriously right. After a few days I do feel better. I think I might do that thing where you give one day to binge and try to be healthy for the rest. This does poise problems, however, such as health issues. But other than that, I feel that it would be good because you would not feel as guilty since it is planned. I am thinking saturday would be a good day because you have a day before work/school to eat healthy and feel good, yet it’s the weekend so you can have fun. Tell me your thoughts, and pro’s and con’s for this plan. Or other suggestions! Again, thanks for helping me through this…all of it. :-)

    #93775

    tobebingefree
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    hmm i am not so sure about that, but it might be a good interim step for you? then over time would the goal be to reduce the binges on saturdays until they are normal eating days like the rest of the week? or would you stop trying to “eat healthy” during the week to negate the “need” for the binge at the weekend?

    pro’s – maybe a good halfway house idea, as long as you have a long term plan beyond your saturday binges!

    con’s – binging is not good for you and should not be encouraged, i feel like this plan encourages binges and if they are “allowed” they will get ridiculously out of control, and that your saturday binges will become even worse than the ones you are having now. especially if you feel you have to wait a whole week for the next one, i feel like this could spiral out of control very quickly. and the worse the binges are, the worse you feel afterwards.. let’s face it, you’re already on shaky ground there!

    what also worries me is that you call the saturday binge “having fun” – it what way is binging fun?! unless it is because you are restricting heavily throughout the week? am i misunderstanding? why not eat what you want, when you want, and then you don’t feel the need to cheat or let off steam, or whatever.

    sorry for all the questions, just trying to understand xxx

    #93776

    Help
    Participant

    It’s okay…I’m going to eat whatever I want when I want (in moderation and not too crazy) and Saturday binges are an absolute last report. It’s also something to be able to say just wait until Saturday and when Saturday rolls round I’ll be ble to say hold in because you already have been good for a week. This plan does sound shaky and I can feel myself getting better at saying the junk food is never going away so have some now and some tomorrow! For example today I had a slice of key lime pie and let that be it for today and just had healthier snacks and dinner. Binging doesn’t have to be an option if you don’t let yourself get too hungry and if you satisfy cravings before they get too intense.

    #93777

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    ok cool, that’s sounds like a much better plan. it’s almost like no plan is a better plan :) i think you have hit the nail on the head with your last sentence! xxx

    #93778

    Tp90
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    Hi guys i need help so two years ago i lost alot of weight to the point where i was looking ill my family became worried and encouraged me to eat junk at least once a week (they wanted me to gain weight) so i used sunday as a cheat day and i felt myself become obsessed with sunday and i couldnt wait for every sunday so i could eat everything in sight all was well untill sunday then became monday and tuesdays etc as well and then all got out of control now i have put on at least 3 stone and can not stop binging once i start thats it i eat everything, all i can think about Is food and my weight i excercise i just cannot control the binging and i need to get the thought of binging on sundays out of my head Any ideas i find on my days off i want to binge and any excuse i will binge.

    #93779

    Help
    Participant

    Don’t think of Sunday’s as extremes. Think of each day as equal and have a little hit of junk food as necessary but do not leave the junkfood for one day. It’s better to spread it out because it does not come to your body as such a shock. Slowly work on evening out and pacing yourself. I find That really helps. There is no need to binge eat if you think about it logically and have moderated junkfood. Now granted that is much easier said than done and you WILL binge eat sometimes. This never fully leaves you but the sooner you stop making a huge deal about slip ups. The sooner the cravings will get smaller. Hope this helped you and others. Good luck and thank you for commenting! Stay strong everyone, keep up the fight if not for yourself, do it to show everyone dying of lack of hope on this website that positive change is possible.

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