How To Stop Binge Eating

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

I need support

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  • #4672

    IwillPerservere
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    Hello everyone, I really need your help. I am a 17 year old male and two years ago, I weighed 200 lbs. Through dedication and hard diet I reached 120 lbs in a little under a year. I started going out and met some amazing people like I had never done before. A few months ago, out of no where, I began to binge. It took me a while to realize what was happening, but before I realized how out of control I was, I had gained a lot of weight. I have put on 30 pounds in about 4 months. I will go 2 to 4 days clean and then have a massive binge. I feel so helpless. I used to have endless self control. I now know food is a REAL addiction. I am addicted, and I am scared. I used to run several miles a day and I am going to start again tomorrow. My plan is to daily update what I do, just so I can feel accountable to someone. Any advice or encouragement would mean the world and if you want to talk to me, feel free to private message or email. I hope I can do it this time…

    #90616

    MandyR
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    Good luck with your journey to getting healthy, you sound very determined and dedicated to your health and know what you want so it sounds like you can do it! I am trying to stop overeating and get healthy too.

    #90617

    wilsonintrouble
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    dam man thats pretty impressive you were 15 and you lost 80 pounds? i dont think i could ever get through losing any weight lol i have never been able to cut calories. anyway im a 17 year old guy to im 5’10 and weight 135. ive always been pretty skinny, i run everyday and ive been lifting weights for about a year. i was a lot like you, i ate very strict and healthy and had no problem with it but in the past few months ive been going on some serious binges. i did weigh 129 so ive gained about 6 pounds in the past few months. its not noticeable yet, but i know if it continues im gonna end up putting on some weight i really dont want lol. i would definitely advise running again that sounds like a good plan. ive noticed running helps me to control my urges for junk food and makes me want to eat healthier. you should start lifting weights to, its really satisfying when you start noticing muscle gains in the mirror and might help motivate you to stop binging. anyway man your not alone and id be glad to try to talk you through it. you just gotta stay positive and remember how good it feels to look good and feel healthy and how shitty it feels to binge. good luck, you can definitely do it.

    #90618

    wilsonintrouble
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    dam man thats pretty impressive you were 15 and you lost 80 pounds? i dont think i could ever get through losing any weight lol i have never been able to cut calories. anyway im a 17 year old guy to im 5’10 and weight 135. ive always been pretty skinny, i run everyday and ive been lifting weights for about a year. i was a lot like you, i ate very strict and healthy and had no problem with it but in the past few months ive been going on some serious binges. i did weigh 129 so ive gained about 6 pounds in the past few months. its not noticeable yet, but i know if it continues im gonna end up putting on some weight i really dont want lol. i would definitely advise running again that sounds like a good plan. ive noticed running helps me to control my urges for junk food and makes me want to eat healthier. you should start lifting weights to, its really satisfying when you start noticing muscle gains in the mirror and might help motivate you to stop binging. anyway man your not alone and id be glad to try to talk you through it. you just gotta stay positive and remember how good it feels to look good and feel healthy and how shitty it feels to binge. good luck, you can definitely do it.

    #90619

    IwillPerservere
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    Wow, Thanks for the comments so fast! The weight I have gained isnt very noticeable yet, but if I keep going it is definitely going to be. I am going to start running again tomorrow and Ill post how that goes for sure!

    #90620

    oliola91
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    Hello,

    My advice to you is to take it slowly, eat enough and not too little. Don’t restrict!!!

    Aim to eat how you want to be able to eat for the rest of your life.

    I wish you luck, I know you can do it!!

    And wow, congrats for losing that weight! :)

    #90621

    oliola91
    Participant

    Hello,

    My advice to you is to take it slowly, eat enough and not too little. Don’t restrict!!!

    Aim to eat how you want to be able to eat for the rest of your life.

    I wish you luck, I know you can do it!!

    And wow, congrats for losing that weight! :)

    #90622

    Kit1616
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    Hi,

    Your previous weight loss is very impressive – thinking back to this time could be great motivation for you to stop bad habits now. You know that you’ve had the will-power and determination to succeed before, so why can’t you do it again!?

    And as for running, it’s a great idea. I’ve taken up running recently – it’s an amazing way to de-stress, and I never feel like binging directly after a run. I feel like I’m doing something that my body wants, and this cancels out the thoughts of binging, which I know my body will hate. I bought a Nikeplus sensor kit recently (although I had to do some DIY on my shoes to insert the sensor, as I have Asics shoes), and being part of the running community and updating my runs online is great motivation to continue running.

    And we’ll all be here to check up on you, watch your progress and lend some words of encouragement. I am currently resisting the urge to binge, and writing on here, and replying to others, really helps!

    Good luck!

    #90623

    IwillPerservere
    Participant

    Thanks for the support guys! I really think with all of your encouragement I can make it for sure! I am definitely going to start running again, probably on Monday because of my busy weekend. Day one of this has gone great so far. I have eaten exactly what I should and no cravings. Day 1 is always easy though, the real struggle will start soon. Thanks for all of the excellent advice!

    #90624

    IwillPerservere
    Participant

    Forgot to post on Day 2. It went great! I ate just the right amount of food and went on a quick jog. I am really feeling it this time and I think it is because of all the support

    :) Ill let you know how day three has gone later today. THANKS!

    #90625

    Kit1616
    Participant

    Go you, well done!! Keep that routine going and think of all of us here for you whenever temptation may arise or whenever a jog may seem like a lot of effort, we’re all backing you. I’ll look forward to hearing about your progress, you can do it! :)

    #90626

    tobebingefree
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    hello, well done on day 2 :) what do you mean when you say you ‘go clean’ for 2-4 days? best of luck with day 3!

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