How To Stop Binge Eating

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

Thats it!! IM DONE BINGING!!

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    rafanadal05
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    Hi everyone. I’m a 15 year old girl and I have had a binge eating disorder for a little over 2 months. I am completely tired of this way of eating and want to stop. Even though everyone says that the best way to stop binging is through intuitive eating, this is actually how my binges started. Over the summer, I had been dieting and eating healthy and managed to lose about 20 lbs. I was so happy and always full of energy. I tried intuitive eating after I had reached my goal weight because I was somewhat tired of counting calories. While dieting, I rarely craved junk food and even when I did crave it, I found it really easy to turn down or just had a little. The first few days of intuitive eating were actually not that bad, I was eating some junk food but in moderation. After about a week, I started craving junk food more and more so I started overeating. This is actually when my binges started because it seemed like I could not control my cravings anymore and was thinking about food all the time. I started gaining weight fast which scared me so I began purging and was binging and purging up to 5 times a day. Thankfully, I managed to stop purging because I started to get this sharp pain in my chest, but the binges continued and are still going on now. I have gained about 15 lbs in the past 2 months. I am miserable and cannot believe I have let myself go this far. It seems like all my self control is gone and my entire life revolves around food. I have been avoiding hanging out with my friends and rarely ever go out because I feel so disgusted with myself and the way I look but yet I still cannot stop myself from binging. I think the main reason I binge is that I am depressed because of my weight gain and food somewhat numbs the pain. I feel like I’m missing out on so many things a kid my age is suppose to be doing so this is why I’m determined to stop. I’ve decided to start FatLoss4Idiots on Monday in order to lose all the weight I’ve gained and a little more because I’ve read many good reviews about it online. I know many of you will probably disagree with this because you think that another “diet” will just lead to more binges but I’m willing to work as hard as I can in order to make sure that doesn’t happen. Like I said before, the reason I binge is because of my weight gain so I believe the best way for me to stop binging and start eating healthy again is to lose the weight first and then overtime slowly incorporate more foods into my diet while still eating a well balanced diet. I’ve decided to write on this forum because I’ve read all the inspiring things you all have said to one another and some inspiring words are exactly what I need in order to stay focused and and not give up. I am so excited to start talking with all of you who are going through the same things I am. I’ll greatly appreciate all your feedback and advise!! Thank you!! :D

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    Lauren
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    I think you should do whatever works for you, and if that fat loss for idiots works, so be it. I just generally think that bingeing that starts after dieting isn’t the work of intuitive eating, its your body’s reaction to all that time of restriction & deprivation and it just needs to get used to the idea that you aren’t depriving it anymore. But see what works best for you! ~Lauren

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    rafanadal05
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    Hey Lauren,

    Thanks for you reply! I actually do agree with you!! I think my binging probably was INITIALLY a result of me restricting what I ate but i think now it has become triggered more from my emotions toward my weight gain. I’m going to just try to get back to my goal weight in order to get rid of these emotions and then i will try and give intuitive eating another shot because i do believe that is actually the right way of eating in the long term. I’ll let you know how everything is going!! Thanks again!!

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