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  • #5000

    1kcomani
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    Hi this is my first time here and im looking for support in order to stop binging. currently, i am at college and lack a strong support system. I find myself alone and bored a lot which leads to binging often (up to 4 times a week). I will be going home soon for the summer and find it harder to control myself there than at school because there is so much more food and everything is so much more accessible. two years ago, my weight dropped significantly and while i was recovering, i began to binge. However, no one would tell me enough was enough because i needed to gain the weight. this led to a pattern of binging and now that i am above my ideal weight, i still cannot stop binging. I need to feel accountable to someone and am looking for someone else going through a similar thing so we could form a support system. its much easier said than done to actually stop binging. sometimes it just overpowers me and i need someone i can talk about this and explain it to.

    #93655

    tjmason422
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    Hey. This is my first time doing anything like this also. I have been binge eating for a while now. Prob started my first year in college. I hate it. I feel terrible while im doing it but I cant stop. I binge about once or twice a week, but i make it count. I have never tried talking to anyone about it or tried to address it. I think a partner would help and I can definatley relate and listen. If you want to give this a shot for real then I am in.

    #93656

    cudizone
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    I am in my first year of college myself and I can relate to you. Going home means all kinds of different ways to get food and it’s a pretty scary fact. I would love to have a support partner who maybe I can get feedback from and give feedback to. Let me know if you want to be partners!

    #93657

    wubbaducky7
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    Hi 1kcomani! I’m not in college yet but I can relate to you about the part where you said

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    two years ago, my weight dropped significantly and while i was recovering, i began to binge. However, no one would tell me enough was enough because i needed to gain the weight. this led to a pattern of binging and now that i am above my ideal weight, i still cannot stop binging.

    I became really really thin about 3 yrs ago. I was on a constant diet, but one day I binged. Ever since this first binge, I’ve been binging at least once every week. Now I’m also above my ideal weight and it is interfering with a lot of stuff. Like my sport, I can’t run as fast anymore because I feel so heavy. & I run out of breath much quicker… (it’s so embarrassing!)

    It would be great if we could support each other :D but i’m afraid I’m not a very consistent person so I don’t think I would be the best choice to choose as a partner lol but I would still love to try to support you if you keep writing on this post! ehehe :D

    #93658

    1kcomani
    Participant

    tjmason422 or cudizone, i would really love a partner. i am sick of doing it and feeling bad about myself. i want to close this chapter of my life and move on and really think having someone i could write to about how im feeling before i binge, and also after i binge (which i will be doing less) I am going home for the summer and want to have fun with friends and at work and not be constantly consumed by thoughts of eating. however, i would rather it just stay thoughts than turn into actions. i find it get 100x harder to stop myself at night from binging than during the day. right after dinner, i never feel quite full and am always looking for something else. Sometimes gum and a diet coke solves the problem, but usually not. and if i have dessert, as soon as im back to my room, im looking for the next thing to eat, whether its my own food or my roommates which i feel awful about. any suggestions?

    #93659

    cudizone
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    I usually do great during the day, the night is when I fail as well. What I do sometimes is essentially split my dinner into two portions. I eat the first half at about 8:30 maybe 9. Then when I start feeling hungry again at around 11, I eat the second half (I sleep at around 1 so I get ample time to digest the food before I sleep). It’s funny you mention you eat your roommate’s food which you feel bad because I do the SAME thing. My roomie is my best friend from high school so he doesn’t say anything when he realizes I have eaten something of his but I can tell he’s thinking wow what’s this kid’s problem? Try surrounding yourself with healthy foods in your dorm. For example, I have a bunch of kashi cereal( tastes like shit to be honest but hey it’s good for you), greek yogurt, apples, bananas, peanut butter, bread, etc. You can also try to drink green tea as I have found this to decrease appetite. Lastly maybe try to exercise consistently. I’m doing the p90x/insanity workouts and since I do them 6 days a week, I find myself a lot less likely to binge. Let me know how today goes for you.

    #93660

    tjmason422
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    I binge the worst when im alone. I dont really lose control around other people. Not really that crazy about eating in front of other people for that matter. I like your moves on the gum and coke trick 1kcomani as I have made infinite attempts with that one myself. I’ve had some success with increasing my water intake. Read somewhere that often times thirst is mistaken for hunger. I replied to your post last night after a serious binge that included a couple pizza’s. Its awkward as hell writing it out but I have felt better about not being alone with this. If nothing else you’ve helped me that much already. Today’s the first day of exercise. Ill let you know how it goes later this evening.

    #93661

    iclimb
    Participant

    I’m also looking for a support person. Feel free to message me and we will set things up and beat this!

    iclimb

    #93662

    1kcomani
    Participant

    this is weird for me too to be writing all my feelings out but im already starting to feel a little better. i dont want to jinx it, but people arent going through this dont seem to completely undertsand it all. they say they do, but you dont really get it until you’ve had the experience. ill repost later about how the rest of the day goes

    #93663

    1kcomani
    Participant

    overall, today was a very good day! i didnt binge at all which feels really good! i feel as though this forum may have helped that. its late at night and im in my room alone and i dont even feel the need to binge. im just about ready to go to bed. im planning on tomorrow being just as good as today :)

    #93664

    tjmason422
    Participant

    Good day here too. Had a good meal for supper and didn’t over do it. Plan to get some sleep and wake up early to exercise. Excited but focused on one day at a time.

    #93665

    tjmason422
    Participant

    Really good day. Ran this morning and ate three good meals.

    #93666

    sadiesgonebananas
    Participant

    Hi 1kcomani,

    I have a similar situation as you and have been struggling for a while now. I dropped a lot of weight in 09, too much weight, then started binging and when I tried to reach out for support my family thought it would be good to gain weight and encouraged my poor eating habits in a way. It became a daily battle an, although I felt like I had been in a good place with it for a while, i’m back on that cycle again. And its not just binging but sometimes I will overeat just enough that I wouldn’t consider it a binge. And this has started to happen more and more in the past month to the point where I’ve gained quite a bit of weight since 09 and I fell like I am overeating every day in the past month or so, in addition to binging once to twice a week or more. I am starting a journal too hopefully we can help to support each other :)

    ~Sadie

    #93667

    wubbaducky7
    Participant

    Hey 1kcomani, it’s good to see you had a good day yesterady :) It’s great this forum helped you not binge in the night :DD

    #93668

    sanb
    Participant

    I want to join as well! :) I mostly binge before the exams, can’t handle the pressure. please give me some tips!

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