I have been binge eating for several years it started following a traumatic event…I am overweight now of course, not terribly, but I eat ungodly amounts of food. All I have to do to lose the weight is not eat constantly. Are there any EXbinge eaters out there? Anyone who has stopped the cycle for longer than say three years? And how did you do it? And thin people, people who have been thin for years, how do YOU eat?
Ooooh. Tough one.
I can give you some hints on what has diminished this in the past for me.
When I feel like binging, do free writing (unstructured, whatever comes into mind) about my feelings.
Tell myself I can have the food if I just wait an hour and still want it.
Don't carry money to buy junk food with.
exercise helped a lot in the past because the endorphins started boosting me up.
Medications for depression. Working with a therapist to figure out what my main triggers are. With me it is boredom, loneliness, and anxiety.
My binge eating is ruining my life. I visit counselors, take Prozac, try to stay busy, but I STILL binge eat! It’s consuming every part of my life and I am so confused on how to free myself.
try practicing mindful eating…everytime you’re going to eat, make sure the TV is off, there are no outside distractions (i.e. reading/talking on phone, etc.) and set a place for yourself at the table and eat from plates with real silverware and a napkin and all that good stuff. try to force yourself to eat slowly and concentrate on every bite you take and notice in the moment whether or not the food your eating is satisfying you emotionally and physically.
Seeing a dietitian (who specializes in eating disorders) could also help! Your counselor may be able to recommend someone for you.
Over the past few years I've become growingly self-conscious about my weight and what I eat. I guess dieting and family issues have caused me to fall in this awful cycle of binging and then feeling ashamed and guilty afterwards. I'm too embarassed to tell my family and friends because I think that this could be perceived as attention seeking… I don't want anyone I know to know about this which is why I made this account. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I would suggest that you write your feelings in a journal. So instead of bingeing "out your feelings" you write it out instead. I know its a weird suggestion but it could help.
I know "binging" is bad for you. I claim that I'm a health freak, which in turn causes me to occasionally come to a point of nutritional insanity in which I compleatly binge late at night, mainly on ridiculous amounts of fruit loops and peanut butter sandwhiches. So here's my request…could someone please lay out for me, the negative effects on binge eating, and what it does to your body(in terms of sugar levels, blood pressure, anything like that). Please please be as graphic as possible. I find I keep myself healthy by seeing things like icing as diabetes, and french fries as a heart attack. Please help scare me away frm binge eating with some graphic explaination of what eating a lot, quickly does to the body. Thanks a heap!
Remember Linda Carpenter, she died in her early twenties from binge eating, she caused herself to throw up so much, she had an electrolyte imbalance and died of a heart arrhythmia. Sweetheart, I don't think grossness in the manner of death will help you. Your obviously intelligent, and from your question it's obvious your no stranger to what binge eating does to ones body. I strongly suggest you seek medical/mental intervention, an eating disorder cannot be cured via yahoo answers, oh I wish it could. But lets get serious, we can offer advice, tell you the consequences, which again you already know. It's going to take professional help, intervention, dedication, therapy, guts, and determination. But YOU CAN DO IT. NOW GETTY UP AND GO AND GET HELP. Thanks for the opportunity to address your question.