(Closed) Does anyone suffer from binge eating?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This sounds like something I would have written, to the T. I WORK in a cafe, and it’s SO HARD to not have a drink every break, or a pastry for breakfast instead of the damn banana I brought with me. I binged this whole weekend after weeks of doing good, and I can feel the difference. It’s so hard. I feel your pain, I do. One thing that has been enlightening was really tracking what I ate. If I sat down and ate 4 donuts, I logged it into my fitness pal app. Even though it was embarrassing, it gave me a good idea of how much I was overeating. Knowing that I log everything I eat (and there’s no excuses because I use my iphone to do it and it’s ALWAYS on me) helps me to try to make better choices. I’ve also tried to buy items in limited quantities so bingeing isn’t so easy to do. Or I’ll buy what I want, but the ingredients so I have to cook it myself. That slows down and limits how you eat too. I’m sorry that you’re going through that, because I know how it feels.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@dannielle89:  Thank you for sharing something so personal.  Although, I do not have that specific problem, I do struggle with my weight.  I certainly hope you can find some support here or others.  Best wishes, dear!

Post # 6
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598 posts
Busy bee

I totally have this. I obsessively think about food. It makes me so happy to eat. I am jealous of people who can lead a normal life. Wish I had a solution!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I definitely do this. When I have a craving, there is no such thing as moderation. I go waaaaay overboard. I also sneak. 

You are not alone.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had 2/3 of my days calories by 8:43 am today!

It’s so frustrating :/

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m another person who you could have written this post about. I think about food way too much. It’s ridiculous. I keep it under control most of the time, but I always want to jump off the bandwagon. I have an all or nothing tendency too, and it usually leads to eating a much larger quantity of the food I actually wanted plus tons of other stuff. I mentioned this on your other thread, but it really helps me to let Saturday be my cheat day. I still avoid binging, but I get to eat all the cheat foods that I’ve been craving so I don’t get too terribly deprived. I really wish there was a way to gain a “normal” outlook on food, but I don’t know how to achieve that. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Holy Crap – I couldn’t have written this post better myself. Seriously, it describes me to a “T”.

I’m also very extreme with my eating habits. I’ve been doing the Paleo diet, and have been soooo good for weeks and weeks and months but something in me snapped this past Sunday and I have been eating like crap. And, of course, I do it in private. I’m ashamed and if my SO found out, he’d be disappointed in me which just makes me feel that much more miserable.

I go so far as to run to Walmart to buy milk just so I can get the $40 cash back (if I go to the ATM my SO will wonder why I needed $40…and I don’t want to lie to him. If I get the cash back option, it just looks like I spent money on groceries…oh my god this is so sick) to spend on absolute junk…for one day.

For example, this is everything that I have eaten today:

12 piece chicken nugget meal from Chick-Fil-A with a sweet tea

Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal (supersized) from McD’s with a Coke

HALF of a 9-inch cake (bought at Walmart)

Frozen Hot Cocoa (large) from Dairy Queen

Reese’s PB Cup Blizzard (large) from Dairy Queen

2 bags of microwaveable popcorn

2 cans Pringles

bag of Jolly Ranchers

4 12 oz glasses of milk

 

I think I have a problem. I’m so ashamed…

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I am exactly the same! I can’t just eat one piece of chocolate, I have to have many, can’t just have a couple of chips, I need to eat the whole packet. I think I have a sugar addiction

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have cravings all the time resulting in me binge eating. I notice that it’s the worse when I go without eating for a long period of time. Lately nothing satisfies my hunger and it sucks because I have to lose at least 10-15 pounds before the end of the month. I was told not to gain any weight and that’s what if feels like I’m doing. I need to start working out in the pool again but it’s been so hot that the pool is hot which makes it hard to work out in. After the wedding I fully intend on working on the binge eating and weight loss so I can TTC.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have this problem too. i eat way too much for my own good.  I’ve sat down and devoured two large fries from Del Taco in the span of 20 minutes followed by a large family size bag of ruffles.  Now, you know, Del Taco puts its large fries in a giant soda cup, so its a huge amount.  I jokingly call it an addiction, but I think deep down it is.  Sometimes when I go more than week without french fries, I physically start shaking or trembling.  Like, I can see my fingers shaking.  I swear, i’m not making this up.

What I’ve been doing that’s been working is setting up a tally.  Day’s I go without bingeing, including a high score for myself.  So it started off, 3 days without binging, then i fall off, but I keep 3 days as my record.  and then i start over, and go maybe 4 or 5 days, and thats my new record.  I just think it helps to give yourself a concrete goal to beat you know?  If i tell myself, i will never binge again, that’s setting me up for failure.  But if i constantly set my own record and try to beat it, I think it would help.  Right now I’m at 7 days without binging.  I’ll probably fall off soon when i get the shakes, but that will be my new record that I will beat next time.  Setting little goals like that helps.  

Also, this is probably unique to me, but maybe if you can pinpoint the one thing that sets everythign off, it might help.  It’s hard to explain, but for me its french fries.  I have french fries and then everythign goes out the window and i’ll have cheesecake, chocolate, and anything else you can think of.  But in making my sole focus resisting french fries, everythign else lost its appeal, cause for me, fries is like the gateway food.  I dont know if this part helps, but you should try the tally system.  I think that works really well.  =)

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@WonderBee:  i really like that tally/record idea! thanks for the tip!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This was so me a few months ago. I was thin in high school and then my metabolism caught up with me and I started gaining weight. I couldn’t help what I was eating I just did. I became officially engaged in the begining of this year (announced and started making plans) and a few months ago I realized I couldn’t do it anymore…I couldn’t walk down the aisle not looking like myself. I have now become super healthy and my go to snack is fruit or those chocolate covered acai berries from costco. I haven’t lost a lot of weight yet but I feel so much better throughout the day! 

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