How To Stop Binge Eating

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

Going a little over

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  • #5251

    thefailure
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    So normally you know when you have gone over what you planned to eat that day, it’s not always dramatic but if I go over 200 calories or a packet of crisps more than I planned to eat that day I find it hard not to go all the way and continue eating, as I sort of think ” I have ruined it anyway.” I logically know this is wrong and unhelpful to think like this but it’s just natural, how can I talk myself out of it when I feel this because I guess it’s only natural to eat a little more some days and it’s bound to happen, I just don’t want it to spiral into a binge. I find it hard not to have a rough plan of what I’m going to eat and I do leave myself a margin of error but I still find myself in this situation.

    #95327

    kat_laur
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    Yes, this is the thought that leads to a binge ALWAYS. I remembered I had really good time of no binges, like 2 months, then I had dig into some pistachios. I freaked out because I was trying to only have raw almonds, not pistachios. And I thought I must off added 200 calories to my day, so I was fuck it, I am gonna binge and just start this over tomorrow because tomorrow, I wont mess this up. (But tomorrow I usually do mess up too.) I feel like my binge eating disorder tries to find a outlet like that to make an excuse for. I struggle with accepting a day where eating wasn’t as healthy as I thought, but it is hard. I even freak out if I have more cream in my coffee then I should and my binge eating self tries to myself, “just eat, you are not loosing any weight today anyway.”

    #95328

    thefailure
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    Its like the “binge trick” that seems to always get me. It’s so hard to talk myself out of it. And I know what you mean about the “tomorrow” thing but sometimes it gets to the next day and I look back and think well I messed up yesturday may aswell mess up today I’m already fat… it’s too annoying.

    #95329

    kat_laur
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    When I was perfect size too I thought, “well, I reached my goal. One more day won’t hurt. It is worth it.” Binging tries to work through the mind no matter what size you are. :(

    #95330

    thefailure
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    True. There has to be a way to beat this!!

    #95331

    kat_laur
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    There is… Binge or get over it (Get over the fact you went a little over). The choice is ours lol. You have to think “at least I didn’t binge. I COULD have done a lot worst) AFter I binge, I always wished I stopped after the first bowl of cereal, or the second candy bar lol.

    #95332

    thefailure
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    Yeah thats true! I’ll just tell myself I could have done worse. Stopping halfway through is still progress I guess :). Thank you!

    #95333

    singphantom7
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    HI there. Nice to meet you.

    I always have that exact way of thinking. It’s like, if I mess up and pig out a little, then I’ll say screw it, I want to get every bit of naughty binging out of this night that I can since I’ve already gone and messed up…becuase tommorrow I won’t be binging!!! (Same thing happens the following day).

    It is sooo hard to stop at that point, once you’ve overeaten just a little…I honestly only know of a handful of times I’ve been able to do that. I just went and distracted myself I think…go and make yourself busy with something that is totally unrelated to food. Go do laundry. Go walk around the block 8 times. Read a book in the bath. Leave the house. Go to bed…ANYTHING!!! Wether its something you enjoy or something that keeps your hands busy…I think that is the only thing that has helped me stop the binge that I’ve started a little of.

    Good luck to you.

    #95334

    Vness
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    Hi!

    I agree with Singphanotm. I’ve found that when I feel that starting to happen if I can distract myself in some way it’s less likely to get out of control. I try to leave the area, so if I’m at work, go home or vise versa. I’ll call someone or start on a project that I’ve been putting off such as cleaning the kitchen etc. It doesn’t always work, but it does help break the cycle.

    xoxo

    #95335

    kat_laur
    Participant

    Ahh! I like that, find another activity to do. That is what I am doing now lol. Going to this website before I binge.

    #95336

    thefailure
    Participant

    Yeah thats true it’s good going onto this website before I binge because it reminds me of my goal :). Thank you for all your help :D

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