Hey, I’m 17 5’5″ and 130 lbs which is the heaviest I’ve ever been. I prefer a weight around 120. so I go to the gym like 3 or 4 days a week, but it doesn’t help at all because I can’t stop myself from eating all day. The only time I can sort of control it is in the morning/early afternoon, but once its like 4 o’clock I just start eating. I don’t think I have BED because I never really eat a ton of food in a short period of time, but I snack continuously. I can have a normal sized dinner and 30 minutes later I will be back in the kitchen getting food even though I am not hungry. And no matter how many goals I set I cave, always. Am I the only one who does this and does anyone have any advice?
Hey Allison. Just letting you know that you’re not alone. Quite often my binges will be a whole day affair. Although I don’t really have any advice just yet as I go through the same thing, but just thought I’d let you know that I’m in the same position. Just last week on one of my worst weeks ever, I’d have breakfast, THEN get like 3 chocolate bars and cookies and chocolate covered raisins until lunch, and THEN have lunch, and then go get cupcakes and yet more chocolate bars etc until dinner, and THEN have dinner, etc etc… It’s quite arduous.. but I think you’ll find the support here that you need : )
If you mean junk food as in fast food or restaurant food then no I practicly never eat out, but if you mean like cheetos and chips i guess I snack on both, but mainly carb foods like bread, cereals, crackers. I’ll eat anything really. Like the past two days I bought three of those boxes of candy and I just kept eating them. I don’t get how comw I cant eat 3 pieces of candy and be satisfied.
Hi allison. Welcome to the forum and no you are definately not alone in this!!! It is a willpower/addiction thing for me. Sometimes I literally can’t resist the call of food, no matter how full I am. The sugar, the junk, the whatever-I-can-get-my-hands-on continuous eating. Sometimes, I know it’s not good for me and I force myself to follow my willpower and it works. I go on cycles. I have no clue why sometimes I can control food and a lot of times it totally controls me. I just go up and down like a roller coaster. Maybe journaling about it will help you.
Thats exactly how I am its like every couple of months I switch from lacking all self control and sticking to my healthy diet. I think the worst part is when I’m doing bad and eating all day I can’t seem to remeber how to control myself and when I’m doing really good I wonder how I could ever fall back into bad habits. Its like I can never see the other side. Wow I’m really depressing myself. Sorry lol