How To Stop Binge Eating

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

Starting my own journal :D

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  • #89173

    GeeGee
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    Hm, I got a 500ml chocolate milk and a kashi granola bar as a snack before I hit the gym. Kind of bad, kind of not so bad. It was 1% milk, but the sugar on the label kind of shocked me. 25g per 250ml. Well, I guess regular milk already has 12/13 regardless. Better than buying a second muffin from Tim Hortons, like I was initially planning on doing…

    #89174

    GeeGee
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    Well, I knew tonight wouldn’t have been spotless :P. There was a year-end party tonight, and it was a buffet-style. I had a normal amount of food, a whole wheat bun, some veggies, tortellini, shrimp, and some prime rib. A bit on the heavier side…but then there was dessert as well. I had two apple blossom tarts, a slice of raspberry torte, and some ice cream.

    Not so good tonight, but I probably could’ve skipped the ice cream. I actually went out after the party to buy some. Grargh. Still, I had my fair of healthy stuff before digging into the dessert. Doubt everything I had tonight totalled more calories than a box of Vector, though. *lies to myself*.

    #89175

    tobebingefree
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    again, that doesn’t sound that bad! you’re doing well geegee, try not to over analyse it. and maybe stop reading food labels…? and maybe next time just buy the second muffin, if that’s what you really feel like. why not? i’m laughing at your “lies to myself” comment :D

    #89176

    GeeGee
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    Heyooo. Lunch was okay I suppose?! I had a turkey wrap, some banana bread, the shrimp I got from last night, plus a dinner roll with hazelnut spread. Not too, too bad. Yeah, I should stop reading labels too much. I mean, I still want to know if it’s suicide in a box, though. Most of the food on campus doesn’t have nutritional info anyways, in terms of the hot food.

    #89177

    GeeGee
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    Seems like I’ve gotten into the habit of posting a few times a day. Dinner was not bad. I had roasted chicken and some beans+squash. I saved half for tomorrow. I also got a yogurt parfait with pineapples. I also got some ice cream afterwards, and…just had some peanut butter and hazelnutspread by itself. Odd…! I was still kind of hungry. Saved that half of dinner ’cause I wanted it tomorrow XD, since they only serve fish and chips/burgers at the place closest by on Fridays. Kind of OD’d on fruits after, and had a tangerine and a plum. I feel like things are going okay so far. All about the outlook :)

    #89178

    tobebingefree
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    “suicide in a box” hehe. yeah i know what you mean. at times i wish i didn’t know so much and could just eat whatever without thinking about it… but hey ho, knowledge is good i guess!

    yep you’re certainly sounding positive geegee :) you sound quite chilled out as well, all good :) xx

    #89179

    GeeGee
    Participant

    :P. Heyo! Lunch was kind of heavy today. Had an omelet, two slices of toast with hazelnut spread, a fudge brownie, a yogurt parfait, and a mango. Was in the mood for a brownie…but I’m always in the mood for sweet stuff. Not an unforgivable amount of food, but still might be too much.

    #89180

    GeeGee
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    Dinner was…not too bad. Found out a lot of the eateries weren’t open. I ended up having a hot cross bun, a banana with ice cream, some beans and red peppers with like…a tiny bit of leftover chicken, some trailmix with Bits n Bites, and another yogurt parfait. A better week so far than the past, but I’m definitely not in the clear yet…

    #89181

    charlie
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    Hi GeeGee

    Just catching up with your journal. You are doing so well and should be proud of yourself. You seem to be eating far more mindfully. Cereal was one of my binge foods but I could never really understand why! My daughters say it is like eating cardboard haha! You are sounding far more positive. I think the longer we are happy with what we are eating the stronger we become.

    You are doing great :D

    Charlie xx

    #89182

    GeeGee
    Participant

    Welcome to my blog, Charlie :). Yeahhhh, a lot of people like to attribute cereal eating to chewing cardboard. I respectfully disagree, though.

    Today was…not so bad.

    For lunch, there were really long line-ups for the pancakes ’cause it was Easter weekend and not a lot of places were open on campus. I ended up having a peanut butter sandwich, a banana, a brownie, a bit of trailmix, and a plum. Weirdo combos…!

    I went home in the afternoon, and had a little bit of Honey Bunches of Oats as a snack. Dinner was pretty normal, but I had a popsicle and a bit more honey bunches of oats, plus a pear afterwards. Still not too bad! I agree with you, Charlie, whenever I seem to be making progress it makes me feel better about myself…but once I mess up a bit, I feel like I’m in hell for a bit XD. It all gets better though :D

    #89183

    tobebingefree
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    for me, binging on cereal was more about convenience than anything else. what do we tend to binge on? sugary carbs. what is cereal? a sugary carb. and hey, it never goes off, so there is always some in the house. and it is also “healthy” (haha) which is why we don’t feel so bad binging on it as opposed to chocolate cake.

    you’re doing very well geegee, keep it up! :)

    #89184

    GeeGee
    Participant

    Heyo! Well, with me at home I wasn’t expecting to eat like an angel or anything. I had a pretty normal breakfast though. A bit of honey bunches of oats and a raisin pita. Not too bad, ’cause I just had the pita plain. Went to dimsum for lunch :). Just had an afternoon snack, though. “Snack”. Two digestive biscuits, two oatmeal cookies, a bowl of fibre1 with honey bunches…and an egg tart. Definitely not a snack portion LOL. Glad I don’t drown myself in guilt anymore after eating stuff like that, though. I’m more like…”Yeah, I ate it, but it was good…so no biggie :D.”. Weighed myself after two weeks. Still the same weight. Can’t say I’m surprised though. It was just two weeks. Yesterday was the first time I had cereal in an entire week, which is pretty good. Didn’t buy any when I was at school the entire time. *crosses fingers*, let me be over this sugary carb phase…at least with cereal.

    I’ve started to have ice cream a lot, though. I can sort of see this as a potential problem. Ice cream’s a pretty hot binge food, right? Again, it’s convenient…just a spoon and we’re all set. Hell, I’ve tried just eating it with my hands. It was good, ’cause my fingers would become so numb I’d put it back.

    #89185

    charlie
    Participant

    Hi GeeGee

    I think you have absolutely the right attitude to your snack – no biggie. It is these positive feelings that are far more likely to aid your progress. I found that the feelings of guilt tended to lead to that “oh well … I have overeaten … I might as well binge” attitude. You made me smile when you talked about having to put the ice cream back because your fingers were numb!! Ice cream is just another food. Any food is a binge food if eaten in binge quantities.

    The fact that your weight has remained the same over the last 2 weeks shows that you are eating what your body needs. Do you feel you are still overeating? Good job with the cereal :D

    Charlie xx

    #89186

    GeeGee
    Participant

    Hey everyone. Hm..today was medicore. Had a normal lunch, and dinner was a little worse. Had a veggie burger on whole wheat toast, an egg tart, a chinese bun with some red bean filling, ice cream…a couple of crackers, and another slice of bread. Pretty carbalicious. Probably could’ve done without the stuff after the burger and ice cream…but then I went and ate my breakfast, which was the bun. Gah!

    I feel like I overeat, because I went through a long period of time where I didn’t each too much at all. I still have trouble figuring out if I’m eating too much, or if it’s what normal boys my age eat. I hate being so heavy though, well…not what my scale tells me. I don’t care what the scale says…it’s not the bloatedness, but like random bulges that are starting to show :S.

    #89187

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    if your scales stayed the same after 2 weeks, you are quite clearly NOT overeating! so, ya know, chill out :) the bulges might be from the high carb intake – it’s probably just water. if you are really interested in what your daily intake should be, you could check out the harris benedict equation, which will tell you your approximate daily caloric needs based on your gender, age, height, weight and activity level. what it doesn’t take into account is your body composition – the more muscle you have, the more calories you need. also if you have gone a long time eating less food than you need, you body may have adjusted your metabolic rate (BMR) down… which is why the equation gives and approximation at best! if you are eating X and maintaining your weight, then you are eating your daily caloric requirement. it’s not rocket science :)

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