How To Stop Binge Eating

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

it just keeps happening

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    TheNovice
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    I feel so alone right now, maybe that’s because I am. I’m sitting writing this post in an empty house. Ten minutes ago I binged I’ve only realised what I have done, and I can’t stop crying I feel so ashamed of myself and I don’t know what to do now, can someone anyone tell what to do to stop feeling guilty to stop crying…?

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    Boston225
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    Hi Novice,

    I would read the book Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hansen. It’s what got me to stop binging. An important piece of advice to remember is that we only think of the pleasurable effects of binging before we give into the urge. We don’t think of how we will feel afterward until the binge is over. Try and think of how you feel right now before the next urge to binge occurs. That’s what helps me. Also, try to get out of the house if you’re alone a lot of the time. I am as well, so I make a routine for myself. I’m in between classes right now for the summer, so I make sure I go to yoga at 10 every morning, have a nice lunch, shower, and then do errands or something for myself like sitting outside and reading a good book.

    This is Kathyrn’s blog: http://brainoverbinge.blogspot.com/ It’s a great resource as well. I hope this all helps!!!!

    Hugs!

    C

    #94798

    TheNovice
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    Boston225 thank you for the response, the website is very useful; it’s really putting things into perspective. I need to design a routine to keep me busy, I think the reason I binged yesterday was because my body and mind hate it when I become complacent so it just wants me to do something. What really got me down was that I had been 2 weeks without bingeing and I felt like a failure, but today I’m moving on and continuing the journey to recovery. It’s so nice to know that you’ve stopped bingeing it gives me hope. :)

    #94799

    Boston225
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    If I can do it anyone can :) It’s still hard for me when I have a strong urge, but I just keep telling myself I will feel ashamed, embarrassed, sickeningly full, and depressed if I give in. I want to live my life, not sit inside b/c my stomach hurts. I’m at the point where I’m just over it, haha. It’s too much effort! Good luck!!!! :)

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