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January 5, 2012 at 4:33 am #4419
I am assuming that if you are reading this then you might have a similar problem as me which is binge eating. I have found that all of my binging has come from being anxious and just wanting to break loose and break away from staying within the ‘line.’ My therapist tells me that when I binge i Get a high that is like I am doing something wrong and I feel like I am rebelling.
Rebelling + Anxiety = my reasons for binging; does anyone have any ways to relieve either of these symptoms. what have worked for some people in the past to get rid of their anxiety or to break away from the mold they are in.
Thanks for reading ! Please offer any advice or comments!!
liz<3January 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm #89245
Hi elizzy! I recommend reading the book Brain Over Binge. I have struggled with food for years and this is what made my urges to binge stop for good and give me my life back. I hope this helps.January 6, 2012 at 4:58 am #89246
Thanks yeah I have read on alot of blogs mentioned that this book was helpful and I plan on getting it tomorrow from the book store. Also do you have any other recommendations on how to keep my anxiety down and my fingers moving without involving food and being so obsessed with food thoughts.January 6, 2012 at 4:58 am #89247
Thanks yeah I have read on alot of blogs mentioned that this book was helpful and I plan on getting it tomorrow from the book store. Also do you have any other recommendations on how to keep my anxiety down and my fingers moving without involving food and being so obsessed with food thoughts.January 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm #89248
Hey elizzy, I truly believe that anxiety is a completely separate problem from binge eating. If you’re feeling anxious try to relax in ways such as taking a walk, listening to music, or anything that will help calm your nerves. As for binge or overeating, once you get the book you’ll start to read that a lot of therapy ties emotions into the urges to binge eat, thus feeding the problem (no pun intended)
I don’t want to knock traditional therapy b/c it might work for some people, but it never helped me. Best of luck girl. You can do this.January 8, 2012 at 3:39 am #89249
Thanks so much Boston225 for helping me with my sitution. My therapist is very good and is there for me whenever I need her and accepts me even when I fail. But unfortunatly I have gained anxiety through getting an eating disorder and they think that this is also linked to the biging. Once I get the book I will definatly get on it, and in the mean time maybe ill try coloring or something to keep my hands busy. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to keep me occupied and my hands busy? Typing helps as you can see hah.
–also, my anxiety. I feel lke i cannot take a deep breath.. ever i cannot catch my breath and slow down my roll
The past week has been the roughest week that I have had in a while. A constant binging cycle. No restricting. Just biging. And I am so nervous that I am going to switch symtoms into start purging and I can not NOT NOTNOT go down that path .. HELPApril 10, 2012 at 1:34 am #89250
I always find myself being anxious and then binging and then while im binging i become even more anxious because I feel out of control of what im doing. Something ive been able to teach myself (doesnt always work and it took a lot of time to do) to do is talk to myself mid binge. Binge food in hand my heart starts to race, my feet start to get restless and it feels like the “real me” voice is trapped inside my body, yelling at me to stop but not having any control to do so. The part of me that is holding onto the food starts to tell the “real me” part to shut up, that ive already eaten ____ so i may as well keep going. The little voice inside of me tells me that yah ive already eaten ____ but my anxiety will only increase if i keep going.
Im not sure where i was going with that. my advice is to try to talk yourself. ask yourself why you found yourself in the kitchen. are you avoiding something? are you worried about a test? did someone say something? or are you actually hungry?
hope this helped
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