How To Stop Binge Eating

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

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  • #5017

    Help
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    Hello everyone. I have been binge eating for about 10 months now and it has made me miserable. I am too self conscious to talk to anyone, I’m loosing my friends, and I have become very depressed. I feel trapped and alone because I do not know of anyone going through this in my area. I am so desperate to stop but the second the craving hits…I’m back to the torturous cycle. I’ve told one friend but all the others don’t understand. The longest I’ve gone is like a couple days but I’m running out of hope

    #93751

    Beth123
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    hope never runs out , that’s te beauty of life, we always have the chance to change our destiny by the power of our choices and our minds, I know that’s difficult when you have a mental illness like BED, trust me I know :/ but we still have the power to change it and recover from this vile eating disorder! so for one don’t loose hope, we are all here for you on this forum so know that, I would recommend dealing with the binge eating before your weight issues if you have any, you can be dieting and just expect the binges to go again trust me I know, once you’ve tackled the binges, then focus on the weight but it doesn’t really matter because you are amazing no matter how big or small you are, but it’s the emotional havoc that this eating disorder has on people that is the problem :( I would also reccomend confiding in yor GP or go about finding a therapist, BED is an illness and needs psychological intervention, hope this helps in some way, I can’t say it gets better over night it doesn’t, I’ve been struggling with BED/bulimia for a while and it gets harder before you can even begin recovery, but together we will beat it X stay strong!!!!!

    #93752

    Help
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    Thank you so much I figured out in going to try to go till the end of the school year recovering (about two months) and maybe into the summer a little and than try to loose weight the healthy way. Any other suggestions of how to specifically go about it? And this all started because I ate nothing bad for a month and lost 20 pounds and then when my sweet tooth came back I was on the all or nothing schedule and I became a perfectionist. Well for the past months I have been living like a recluse due to shame. Most of my friends are not as close as I thought they were. But with your help I think I can do it. But any suggestions in addition to my plan?( going to the end of the school year and trying to only have at most one or two binges a week?) again, thank you so so much for your support.

    #93753

    Beth123
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    it’s times like these when you do realise who your true friends are, and that’s a good thing, they either understand or they don’t and the ones who don’t just don’t really matter. you say your going to limit your binges to two per week? how about trying to let yourself eat what you want whenever you want it, but still within a certain amount of control, for example if you want a cookie, have one even two just remain in tune with your body and when you feel full stop. it’s inevitable your going to have binging episodes on your road to recovery but by stopping the restriction of your favourite food eventually you will recognise when your full and know you can have another cookie or whatever tomorrow, once you reach a healthy balance and are eating a normal amount of calories everyday to keep you alive or at least an amount no where near yor binges and you feel you have battled your ED, then maybe think about weight loss but do it in a healthy way :) hope I have helped, keep reading and posting, always here to support you! x

    #93754

    Help
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    Thank you so much! Sorry for the misunderstanding, but I know that on the road to recovery there are going to be speed bumps. I am not planning on something like

    Mon. Healthy

    Tues. Binge

    Wed. Healthy

    Thurs. Binge

    Fri. Healthy

    Sat/sun. Healthy. I mean more like if its going to happen, the most i will allow is two. I have a problem with counting things (calories, days, etc.) and that may be one of my triggers because it stresses me out. But I may take your advice instead and just do intuitive eating. Thank you so much!! :-)

    #93755

    anasul77
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    HI I have been struggling with BED all my life and wish I’d asked for help at your age well done :D

    I have found that the advice given by the ed clinic really works for me Step 1 was try to formalise eating 3-4 hourly ,not worrying about what to eat too much,after a few days our bodies know food is regular and starts to normalise and cravings for bad stuff lessen.

    By adding good stuff with the bad stuff it gives our body the chance to make better changes.

    BED is not really about food its about the emotions that we are trying to hide with our addiction I find prayer really helps I’d love to buddy up with you so mybe we could support eachother. Lucy

    #93756

    tobebingefree
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    i disagree lucy, i don’t think that binge eating is about eating your emotions. if you read through the journals you will see that the common thread is WEIGHT and DIET. and sometimes exercise. it is very rare that someone posts about their binging and doesn’t bring up dieting or food restriction, or “eating healthy”.

    help, i think intuitive eating is a much better strategy for you right now than “eating healthy” and hoping to limit your binges to 2 max per week. just try to steady the ship for now – you can think about your weight goals later xxx

    #93757

    madfran12
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    Hello,

    I have been a chronic dieter for about two years now and I lost a lot of weight at the beginning, but now I have gained it all back. I have a constant cycle of binge eating usually followed by me vomiting. It’s horrible and embarrassing. I need to change myself, but I just need some support! I want to be healthy and happy.

    #93758

    Help
    Participant

    Hey guys I am here for all of you!! I would love to buddy up with you Lucy that sounds like a good idea. And I lost twenty pounds this summer in a month and I became a perfectionist which led me to this awful habit. But everyone, I support and believe in you! Keep pushing through, we can only move forward.

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