How To Stop Binge Eating

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

Starting daily anti-binge journal

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  • #4940

    cudizone
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    I’m fed up with myself. No more excuses, no more procrastinating. I’m determined to make a change and I will starting from dinner tonight. I already ended up binging today (indulged in chinese food), but I’m forgiving myself. I think my problem is I’m too harsh on myself when binge eat so I’m trying a different approach where I do allow myself some leeway. Maybe over time I can eradicate junk food from my diet completely, but it has to be a gradual change. I’m also starting the workout program Insanity so hopefully engaging in an extremely taxing workout regimen will discourage me from ruining my weight loss. Thanks for reading, I’ll keep you all posted.

    #93098

    tobebingefree
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    yep, babysteps cudi! take it slow, you don’t have to be perfect right away. i’ve heard about insanity, sounds intense. so uh.. have fun with that ;) xxx

    #93099

    cudizone
    Participant

    So today was a pretty good day in terms of eating. Still haven’t eaten dinner, but it’s healthy and I’ll follow that up with fruits and some greek yogurt. The only problem is I skipped my workout. I just felt ridiculously lazy and could not must up enough willpower to do it. I guess eating right and not exercising is better than exercising and eating everything in sight. So maybe I shouldn’t be too angry with myself. I’m going back to my college dorm tomorrow so the temptation is going to be everywhere. Gotta stay mentally strong.

    #93100

    VarSal_2012
    Participant

    Hiii cudizone!!! Glad to see you start your journal :)!

    Like you said, this will happen little by little so don’t try to be perfect or extreme – be nice to yourself and congratulate yourself for starting!

    Don’t be so hard on yourself about missing exercise one day, you are just getting into this and what matters is to continue moving forward.

    Take it one day at a time and don’t start thinking about eradicating junk food or anything like that completely from your body – no extremes are good and extremes are what lead to binges. What is important is limits and portions :)

    Good luck going back to the dorm :) —- Whenever there is an urge to binge coming on, try to talk to your mind and say “I am in control of my life, and I choose to move past this”. Say it 50 times in a row if you need to, little by little this will help you take control and you will be able to overcome these urges.

    xoxo

    #93101

    Lauzy
    Participant

    Hi!!

    I think when we are doing this thing we have to be really kind to ourselves and not beat ourselves up for stuff!!

    it is baby steps; no one is cured over night. If you do have a little binge, you move on and hopef the gaps in between the binges will increase. Feeling pleased and proud of yourself for healthy meals, exercise, taking the time to do something you wanna do is really important.

    Exercise when you can but don’t feel bad when you don’t feel like it!!!

    Just do what you can and I hope it all goes good for you!!! xxx

    #93102

    cudizone
    Participant

    Thank you both for your kind words. I ate a breakfast of kashi go-lean Crisp with a hard boiled egg, some skim milk, and strawberries. I had an apple a couple of hours afterwards and then I did my second Insanity workout which was GREAT. I cannot describe the feeling I had when I finished the workout. I had a protein shake followed by a healthy grilled panini and an apple. Feeling phenomenal today, I’m determined not to binge at all!

    #93103

    VarSal_2012
    Participant

    That is great news cudizone :)! Days like these will motivate you! Very proud of you!!! :D :D :P

    #93104

    cudizone
    Participant

    Thanks VarSal! Today’s been even better than yesterday :) did not eat anything remotely unhealthy. For breakfast I had greek yogurt with an apple (i was running late for an anatomy practical). For lunch, I had 2 pbj’s with natural peanut butter on whole wheat bread. Then, the highlight of my day was working out which felt amazing as usual. And for dinner I will be having a grilled chicken salad (I’m trying to limit carb intake as it gets later in the day). So two days in a row and I’m going strong. Thanks for all your responses, they play a huge role in my motivation!

    #93105

    nannyglos
    Participant

    Great – well done for two days in a row. Number three coming up eh?

    #93106

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    why are you limiting carbs later in the day, out of interest? well done on 2 days :)

    #93107

    cudizone
    Participant

    I had a very strong urge to binge at around 1 AM this morning before I went to bed, but I fought it off and went to sleep. Really proud of myself for that. Thanks nanny, day 3 looks good so far. And tobebingefree, (every time I read your username I see ‘tobeingfree’) I limit carb intake of simple carbs, I do not mind eating complex carbs. I just don’t want an insulin spike right before bed. I’m going out later tonight so I’m hoping I can control myself. Any tips on how to do that?

    #93108

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    tobeingfree works too :) ok i understand about the simple carbs before bed thing – i am the same. i DO make sure to eat complex carbs before i sleep though (beans/brown rice etc) because it helps me sleep through the night. what do you find stressful about going out, will there be food/alcohol? well done on fighting the urge! xxx

    #93109

    cudizone
    Participant

    Haven’t posted in a few days…I did end up binging when I went out on thursday…on alcohol. Same with Friday. But whatever I’m a college student I do need to live a little. The past couple of days havent been great in terms of diet. I think it has to do with the fact that I have not posted. Something about posting a message here keeps me honest so I’ll try to do it every day.

    #93110

    cudizone
    Participant

    Great day, started up lifting again and I’m sore EVERYWHERE. The soreness makes me more wary about what I eat since it reminds me that I busted my ass exercising and there would be no point in just throwing all that away for the sake of food. I’ve lost 3 pounds in the past week and although its just mostly water weight, I’m proud of myself. I usually feel really hungry in between meals but for some reason my exercising has curbed my constant appetite. So that has killed two birds with one stone. I’m feeling really good about myself, my confidence has risen, and I just hope I keep on going strong. Thanks everyone!

    #93111

    wubbaducky7
    Participant

    Hi cudizone!! Thanks for replying back to my post xP you’ve inspired me to reply back to other people’s posts :D ehehe

    Congrats for losing 3 pounds & keeping up with a good meal+ exercise plan!! :D Honestly I’m kinda jealous of you for losing 3 pounds lol Even if it’s water weight, you should be really proud of yourself because it is extremely hard to lose even that much weigh xP

    & keep up the good work with your work outs! :D I’m just like you how working out effects how I feel and act throughout the day. hehe

    It’s great to know you’re feeling great about yourself. I hope you’ll keep this up :) stay strong <3

    btw that’s crazy how you do the insanity workouts! I’ve seen the commercials and they seem really… insane! haha I was just wondering how are they like?? Are they super hard??

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