How To Stop Binge Eating

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

Haley May… 2012

This topic contains 13 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  aliceautumn 2 years, 3 months ago.

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    Haley
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    I’m back again…I’m totally down!!! As everytime I binge I feel bad but also sure it will be the last, that I can do everything to solve my problem. I’d like it’s true but it’s not. I’m waiting for a meeting with a therapist, I’ve decided to look inside of me with the help of a doctor. I know what’s wrong, but alone I’m not able to go through it, I hate to admit it…Till that day I’m here again, writing and trying not to survy but to LIVE.

    Tomorrow the only free day of the week, I’ll sleep till I want and than I have to study in order to feel more confident during my trainee during the week. One of my problems are anxiety and very low self-confidence: the more I study the more I can feel better.

    Come back here tomorrow and everytime my mind and emotions tricks me! My goal is stop binge and eat not healthy food. Once I reach this point I can think for my shape.

    #94480

    tobebingefree
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    hi hayley, sorry to hear you’re struggling :( do you have any thoughts on what might be the trouble? i think your first goal should be to stop binging – then later on you can think about whether the foods you are eating are healthy or not. what do you think? xxx

    #94481

    Haley
    Participant

    The biggest trouble is I want my old life back but it’s impossible…nearly a year without my boyfriend and our wonderful life and I feel lost. Actually, except for binge, I’m doing good by myself (good family, great friends, graduation, interesting intership, amusements…I’ve done most of the things with my own forces, proving me I’m worthy), but it’s not enough, life without the man you love is empty.

    Today I take a break from these hard weeks of intership and work, I spent the morning doing some back stuff. After lunch I started watching the last 3 episodes of gossip girl, finished now. I enjoy watching tv series, they makes me feel good.I ate some appetizers during the afternoon, but it was cool: a normal girl eating something in front of television…I realy want to be a normal girl!

    Thx for your post, I talked about healthy food cause I care about my body and its healthy…I can’t go on destroying it with food.

    Now I read a magazine and fitness training.

    #94482

    Haley
    Participant

    Today’s been good;) althought temptations I’m sitting on the sofa not eating…strange thing after a period full of overeating!I’m strong, I must be!

    #94483

    Haley
    Participant

    This morning during the internship, lookig to my legs (wich are obviously bigger than some weeks ago, after all the carbs and sweets eaten)I was thinking “when I come back home I eat, I need it”. It totally irrational, I don’t like me in this body and so I go back and eat badly??? Than I think if I do so, the cycle won’t stop, I have to resist. But then I’m afraid, I’m sure the right thing is to resist and fight, but I know that I can’t trust in me, I can destroy everything in a minute. My lunch has been good however and I’m proud of it. Now I study and than zumba time, I love dancing, I’d like to use this time also for feeling more confortable in my body, but I can’t see the results if I go on with my bad circle.

    #94484

    Haley
    Participant

    I’m angry with myself, with my family…I feel sad…it’s all irrational. I’d like to be different and not here alone but with someone who loves me, I don’t feel complete. Although my feelings I’ve been great today, no evereating. I hope it won’t be just for few days…

    #94485

    Haley
    Participant

    Day 4!!! I had dinner by my grandma (one of my triggers)and now I’m drinking a chamomile tea on the sofa before sleeping (no biscuits, chocolate and so on till hurting my stomach as usual). I’m going to go through this bad period…I have the first meeting with the psychotherapist the 12nd of June. The first step (contact a therapist) is the first step of the recovery process, I mean to do it, I want to live better.

    #94486

    Haley
    Participant

    Saturday night and I’m not binging:) One free binge week:)

    #94487

    Haley
    Participant

    Week-end binge-freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This evening I could have started eating after dinner (cause I ate cheese that I didn’t want to have in my diet and this is a trigger)and now I’m on the sofa winner over my weakness!!! I’m strong!

    #94488

    aliceautumn
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    Haley, one of your posts kind of hit home for me. The bit you said about not being very happy with your legs, and then feeling the urge to eat poorly because of the body judgement! This is no good for us! What is good is that you realized that you will only feel better about yourself if you feel in control of a healthy lifestyle. I can take my own advice 100% percent on that one. I loathe my legs! I am so short to start with, not even a full 5″3, and my legs look like drumsticks! I would not usually classify myself as a large or as an overweight person either, so that is what makes life so hard sometimes. Just because I have fuller legs than most people gives my bad thinking enough fuel to hate myself for it! I could stand to lose a few, but I think even if I did lose a few, porportionally, my legs will just be bigger than the rest of me. I am shaped like a pear!

    Sometimes I don’t mind my body… it can make me feel more womanly, because again, I am not big all over. I am not skinny but I believe if I had an out of body experience I wouldn’t judge myself to be much more than normal weight. It is just so easy to hate myself when I am wearing a skirt and I can feel my thighs touching where there ought to be free space! Anyways, I feel ya. It is possible to combat judging yourself by not doing the exact thing you judge yourself for!

    -Alice

    #94489

    Haley
    Participant

    Thanks Alice! We understand each other, we know what’s right, now we have to find the way to act our thoughts. I’m doing the best, today I didn’t give up, no overeating after dinner, although I feel so bed the need. But than I think that if I give up I won’t be able to stand up so I fight. Wish you good luck! We can keep in touch here again!

    #94490

    Haley
    Participant

    I’m feeling better these 2 weeks, it’s so good life without overeating. I want to do better: I will fight with all my forces in order to get to week 3!!! It would be hard but I can do it!

    #94491

    Haley
    Participant

    3 episodes of sweets overeating in 3 weeks, it’s not good, but it’s better than this past winter, so I have to think that I’m improving. A saturday night two weeks ago and now this saturday night and this afternoon. Tomorrow is monday and I’m going to go on with my life fighting against binge. I can do it!!!

    #94492

    aliceautumn
    Participant

    Does the desire ever cease?! I am always wondering what it would be like to be normal. Am I even more abnormal than I think? Why does so much of me what to just eat and eat?

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