How To Stop Binge Eating

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

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  • #90448

    sciencfreak
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    hi again wilson & tobe.. regarding the Warrior/ IF-like style of eating, it’s actually an approach that works for me, ‘works’= a pattern that involves healthy eating and which is sustainable long term and which allows me to maintain my weight; i am not really interested in losing weight. If you check my final explanation (e.g.for mode of binging) under the the ‘peanut butter, sugar trigger food’ thread (a few pages back), the appeal of this approach may make sense.. But I can see how eating large meals might lead some to think that they may as well ‘binge’. For a long time i felt bad that I was eating most of my calories within a relatively small window of time; i had never heard of IF and Warrior, then in browsing the Web, I suddenly realized that there are people who actually embrace this and believe it to be healthy and so what I was sort of doing all along suddenly had a name. For me, eating lots of little meals all day long is too distracting and a planning nightmare. I also like the feeling of eating one very large meal where you can feel very full (I usually have a couple small snacks a little later on). I haven’t counted calories in a long time (though i have a rough idea), i just go by how my clothes fit. i don’t even have a scale and there isn’t even one at the gym where i work now. but last Dec when I went to my OB-GYN doc, I was weighed and found that my weight was basically where i wanted it to be, essentially unchanged..~ decreased by ~ 1 lb… so until i can figure out how to space food out more, this Warrior style kind of works for me…. xxxxxxsciencefreak

    #90449

    sciencfreak
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    Wilson, again…

    “…id seriously rather kill myself than get fat. i dont give a shit how vain and pathetic that is its just the truth and i know its a fucked way of thinking…”

    you just said in a previous post that you are not fat and actually thin at the moment. so i’m thinking you have some kind or anorexic way of thinking that’s getting in your way. and BTW i know that in the middle of the night our brains tend to over exaggerate fears and we get freaked out. then when morning comes, rational thinking returns and one feels more grounded… at least that’s my experience.. try to relax…nothing is solved by killing oneself…… xxxxx sciencefreak.

    #90450

    tobebingefree
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    wilson, talk to us buddy. please get online and let us know how you are? i am sending you love and happy thoughts from afar xxxx

    (@eemslo – thank you so much!

    @sciencfreak – yep i am actually doing IF officially on weekends now. but it doesn’t suit my schedule during the week.)

    #90451

    wilsonintrouble
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    doing good everybody thanks for the posts. well i didnt get to bed till like 5 am yesterday but i slept until like 11. i then launched in to what i recognize as some compulsive overexercise lol. did a ton of running and biking and didnt eat that much. i no this was bad but i woke up this morning feeling good knowing that i had made it through yesterday without binging, im considering the early morning hours for the day before. so im on my second day without binging and im feeling positive. i got some prescription sleep meds today which im very happy about because i have bad sleeping problems. i think this will make a huge difference as all my binges start when im unable to sleep at night and im also sleep deprived a lot which as im sure you guys know makes your body hungrier. im still doing the warrior diet, 18 fast 6 hour feeding period and im actually starting to like it a lot. as long as the sleeping meds work and knock me on my ass like im hoping tomorrow will be going on my third day binge free which i havent done in like a week lol. baby steps:) also im feeling really positive about my weight. my body is obviously fighting the weight gain because i weighed myself this morning and im back down to 140.

    concerning my last post i realize it was rather brutal lol i can only claim total exhaustion combined with huge sugar crash.

    thanks for the support guys, wish me luck

    #90452

    wilsonintrouble
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    nobody bother to read my post before this lol cuz i already fucked up. my meds didnt work and i just binged really bad. the only thing they did was make me fall asleep fpr like an hour and then i woke up feeling really high and disoriented. i took another a little while ago and im feeling pretty drowsy but still not even all that tired. i feel pretty sick and hopeless im really tired off having to start over after a night of binging it just gets harder and harder. i also just broke my third phone in two weeks, the one i was really not supposed to break, just snapped it in half. im not going to sit hear and get mad cuz it just makes me feel bipolar when i see how positive i was just a few hours ago. i was really relying on my meds though, super bummed they didnt work. starting to get kinda trippy with not going to bad and the meds. gonna end this, post more tomorrow.

    #90453

    Still Breathing
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    Hey Wilson,

    Sorry to hear that you’re having a rough time. I find that “starting over” fresh after a night of binging can sometimes be so much harder than just giving in and keeping the binge going. But once I finally get out of the rut, it’s amazing how much better I feel. I can completely relate to the feeling bipolar/drastic mood fluctuations thing. Good days are so good, and bad days are absolute hell. It’s actually humorous thinking about how quickly my mind can pull a 180. Ridiculous. I related quote that comes to mind is the following: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

    This has got to end sometime, right?

    Anyways, I hope you can find the strength to get right back on track! Take care.

    #90454

    tobebingefree
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    concerning my last post i realize it was rather brutal lol i can only claim total exhaustion combined with huge sugar crash.

    i am totally quoting this back to you if it happens again!! :)

    sorry to hear about the sleep problems, i know that has screwed me over in the past.. i started with a personal trainer last year and one of the main things we worked on was improving my sleep, as i mine was pretty bad. so, hopefully one or some of these things will help you? they have helped me for sure, i sleep right through the night now, no problem:

    - do everything you can to keep your cortisol down in the evenings, i.e. no stress/excitement in the evenings

    - don’t exercise at night, or if you do then don’t do running/cardio, rather stick to weights or interval training and save your running for the mornings

    - don’t eat high g.i. carbs right before bed (this causes a blood sugar spike and will wake you up an hour or two later when it dips again), rather have starchy carbs + protein as your last meal. avoid sugar after your meal

    - no coffee/cigarettes/sugar after 2pm

    - stay off the computer and away from the tv an hour before bed

    - try magnesium glycinate (not magnesium oxide!) before bed to help your liver glycogenesis which occurs around 3-4am and may be waking you up

    - take taurine before bed – this stabilises your heartbeat and electrical activity of your nerves meaning better sleep (it calms you down in other words)

    then there is other stuff that didn’t really help me but you might find it useful:

    - make sure there is no electrical equipment in your room

    - room must be completely dark and on the cool side

    - try an epsom salt bath before bed

    - do deep breathing exercises (through the stomach) before you drift off

    - if you have stuff going on in your head keeping you awake, get up and write it down somewhere

    there’s probably more but that’s all i can remember off the top of my head. the one that absolutely worked for me was 1g of taurine before bed xx

    #90455

    wilsonintrouble
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    hey everybody feeling a little better this morning. i took one of my sleeping pills last night and it hit me like a brick wall, i was out for like ten hours lol. feels nice to get sleep.

    stillbreathing-ya i hate picking myself up the next day its so hard to make myself not eat and exercise instead. im not to worried this morning as i just dont feel like binging but i also dont feel like doing anything else lol. im also hating the feeling of my body, i feel almost toxic lol, like i need to cleanse. do you know what i mean? like even when i dont binge i still feel nasty.

    tobebingefree-haha im pretty sure that in one of my earlier posts we discussed sugar induced rage lol so i may have already used that excuse. thanks for the ideas ill have to try those on the nights when i dont use my meds since i dont want to have to use them to often, ive heard your body can start to rely on them.i didnt know about the running ill have to cut that out at night cuz sometimes i run right before bed. can you buy taurine as like a pill supplement?

    #90456

    Still Breathing
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    Yes, I do know what you mean by toxic. I usually binge on high salt, sugar, fat foods, which feels like poison. If I can snap write out of the binge, I usually do a mini cleanse the next day. I try not to forbid any foods, but I just feel better if I focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, tea, and tons of water. I’m also guilty of chugging extra coffee on my “cleansing days,” which is actually does the exact opposite, but it just makes me feel better, and a little more awake. I also do a ridiculous amount of cardio after a binge. I feel like I almost sweat out the toxins. Feels so terrible at the time, but so good afterwards.

    p.s. your sleeping pills sound awesome! being well rested always helps me fight binges!

    #90457

    Kit1616
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    Hi Wilson! I totally know what you mean about feeling toxic – after a binge I usually get this horrible, strange taste in my mouth, and just feel like EVERYBODY who walks into the room knows what I’ve done, as though I’ve got this toxic glow around me. Feels pretty gross! But I agree with stillbreathing – I used to have things like orange juice or light pieces of fruit to try and help this, because it made me feel ever so slightly healthier and fresher. But after a big binge, I felt it always took a few days of non-bingeing until my body felt totally ‘normal’ again.

    Also, personally I find that exercise helps me to sleep :) I work 3-9 on Wednesday evenings, and usually do 50 minutes of interval training (so quite intense exercise) when I finish my shift. So I get home about half 10, get straight into bed, and use a herbal sleep spray on my pillow, put some herbal balm on my pulse points, and I sleep like an absolute baby all night long. I feel it’s the one night my sleep is guaranteed to be good! So I guess it works differently for different people. But then again, this is in the gym – I find that running outside when it’s cooler really wakes me up.

    Anyway, hope your sleeping pattern settles down Wilson, and that you’re doing well!

    #90458

    tobebingefree
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    yep you can get taurine from a health shop. i get mine at holland and barrett in the UK, but i don’t know what the equivalent is where you are.

    @kit, yep i do my weights and intervals at night (no other time to do it!) and it’s ok. but long steady state cardio like running right before bed will affect your sleep xx

    wilson!! yes i remember about the sugar induced rage. ok, i’m quoting that back to you as well :D xx

    #90459

    Kit1616
    Participant

    Oooh okay, I do running interval training on Wednesday nights usually for around 50 minutes/5 miles.

    Oh and I LOVE Holland & Barrett – quite sad, but I often treat myself to some dried fruit from H&B and things in there to help with my binges. So whenever I get that sweet tooth I’ll have a few dried cranberries or something – delicious but don’t quite give me that urge like having a biscuit would to continue consuming loads of sugar :)

    Hope all is well Wilson!

    #90460

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    wilsonnnnnn coo-eeee :) anyone home? how’s the sleep?

    #90461

    wilsonintrouble
    Participant

    sorry its been so long guys been up to a lot, staying at my moms for a while so i havent been able to get to a computer.anyway an update on how its been going starting from last week.

    friday: no binge

    saturday: no binge

    sunday: no binge

    monday: binge:(

    tuesday: binge

    wednesday: no binging

    thursday: no binging

    today: no binging

    so things are going okay ive been going longer without binging and im feeling pretty positive. it was nice to come back to my moms house for a while cuz i get to hang out with all my friends which is powerful motivation to not binge. ive been sleeping good which is helping to i think. my mom took me to see a counselor on wednesday and that was nice to have somebody to talk to i hope that it helps. thats about all for now ill try to update in a few days.

    #90462

    tobebingefree
    Participant

    nice to see you posting again wilson :) that’s so great that your sleep is back on track, and that you are getting the support you need from your mom & counselling. hopefully a combination of those things will carry you over the finish line! xxx

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