Tips to stop overeating, stop emotional eating, stop eating fast food, stop eating junk food
August 26, 2011 at 4:53 am #3947
I’ve never written on any kind of forum before so this is a first for me. I’d read a few of the other post and feel I can really relate. I am a young college student at the ripe age of twenty-three. I finally have my studies on track and will be graduating next summer. I have a loving and supportive family and a boyfriend who thinks I am the sexiest thing ever. I’ve always been considered the sexy, curvy girl, pin up style. I quit smoking a little under six months ago and have since then gained 15 lbs. I now weigh 175. I don’t know how my eating has taken over my life but it has.
I’ve never had a healthy relationship with food but have exercised or been busy enough to were it didn’t affect me so much. Since all I do now is sit behind a computer desk or study I have gained a significant amount of weight. I find myself in the middle of a meal thinking about what I can eat next. After finishing one meal I’ll eat another directly after. Instead of one oatmeal cream pie I’ll eat four. I eat so much I feel stuffed beyond belief but after 10 minutes I’m ready to go again. I’ll have at least 5 meals a day and then another one around 10pm.
THIS IS NOT HOW I WANT TO LIVE. I feel horrible mentally and physically. I have zero energy, I obsess over what I’m going to eat, I always feel guilty and ashamed. I set unrealistic goals. I need to get a handle on this. I can see a dark road ahead if I don’t. I don’t feel healthy.August 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm #85359
Hey girl, I feel ya. I’m in college as well and I am OBSESSED with food. what im going to eat, when. I think about it way too much and its sad to think that such a small part of life has taken over my entire thinking process. I can’t even enjoy eating now because all i think about is whats going to satisfy me next! I was anorexic last year. I ate more than a cracker a day, maybe 1200-1500 calories. but still, with the amount of exercise i was doing, that was not enough at all. now my hairs falling out still and i binge occasionally. i mean i binge to the point where im in physical pain and can’t move. all i do is sleep the day away after the terrible episodes of eating. but i just joined the forum. im new to it all and i hope i can provide support! i recommend coming here in the morning to start your day, then check it periodically. try to stay busy. i made an appointment with a counselor about all my eating problems and i know theyre going to recommend anti depressants or some time of medication for emotionally unstable and obsessive-compulsive type stuff. i just want to break the odd relationship i have with food on my own and im sure you want to do the same. i wish you the best and were all behind you doll! good luck today, stay focused on what matters in life and NOT food.
the thing that stood out to me in your post is that you mentioned your family and friends. think of all the people who matter more than eating does. i was with my boyfriend the other night and i realized that people and relationships with other human beings is far superior to anything food can provide for me. hope this helps and please look up the rest of the day! its sucks bein in college and feeling like food consumes your mind :[ we can break it!August 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm #85360
Hey Renee, Congratulations on quitting smoking!! I am sorry for your struggle but do you know what emotions trigger your eating? I eat from boredom, loneliness, anxiety, frustration etc. and try to numb myself with food. It has been helpful learning to ride these feelings and know that food can’t solve my emotions.
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