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nearlyfinisheduni Tue 28-Jun-11 09:39:35

hi does anyone else have a problem with binge eating? Each day i wake up and think today i'll be healthy and by the end of the day i've stuffed myself full of rubbish and think i'll start again the next day, do it again and so the cycle continues. Has anyone managed to overcome this and how??

ramade Tue 28-Jun-11 16:03:09

Any underlying issues? Depression? Binge eating can be a desperate way of trying to find a feeling of comfort/satisfaction/pleasure and you'll keep going untill you do. Break the cycle, try visiting your GP

I have a massive problem with it and have done for as long as I remember. I remember coming in from school as a child and shovelling food down before my parents got in from work. I'm desperate to overcome it but haven't managed it yet. I can stick to a healthy eating plan until I loose 10lbs or so but then it all gets too much and I'm back to binging instead.

I've made myself a doctor's appointment for next week in the hope that I will pluck up the courage to ask for some help. I guess I'm worried that they either won't see it as a real problem or will just give me the old "eat less and exercise more" line (which I have had on many an occasion from many a medical professional!)

Last time I asked for help I was referred to a health trainer who told me I should join a gym and start going to his daytime running club (despite that fact that I had taken my exclusively breastfed 3 month old baby with me to the appointment hmm) Nothing he said in anyway addressed the underlying issues (whatever they may be).

Sorry for going on. Feel free to come back and chat (or pm me) if you like.

Henrythehappyhelicopter Fri 01-Jul-11 18:52:46

I think it is a common problem and one I have overcome.

The problem IMO is that diets are set up so that you either succeed 100% or fail 100%.

Many dieter will eat lettuce all day and then eat one biscuit which means that have failed and so might as well eat everything in the cupoard, which amounts to more than they would have eaten if they weren't on a diet.

By repeating this process they teach them selves to fail.

I have been following the slimming world extra easy plan and find this helps because you can always eat if you want to provided you eat the right foods. There is also an allowance for treats.

I have learned to listed to my body, eat when hungry and stop when full.

If I over eat at one meal I just ignore it and carry on. No throwing in the towel.

The longer I have been on the plan the less food I eat, this has happened quite naturally as my blood sugar is more even.

There are many recipies that can be changed to fit the diet so that you would not notice any difference to what you normally eat.

I have lost 2 and half stone in 16 weeks.

bubaluchy Sat 02-Jul-11 19:00:18

I dont think GPs have much sympathy, its better to go to a counsellor or someone who will help you to cut the root of the prob good luck smile

Tortington Sat 02-Jul-11 19:10:11

yes it is all to do with sugar. sugar is addictive and at this point you will think i am some lentil weaving hippy type who boils lentils and broils hippies and i tell thee NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i am not this tie dye eat super juice grass blended with raw pmegranate person NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I AM NOT

so harken to me when i tell thee that i am a binge eater - i have many problems but one of them is that i am a greedy fat fucking bag - i will eat everything in sight and everything i like - i will not be discerning, i will not discriminate.

and this my friend is the sugar

now you might think i am full of shit but unless you try - you wont believe me now i follow a low carb diet - its a bit out of fashion ad so' last year' in the diet fads but i lost 4 stone

now look at other diets like gi, dukan, raw food, they are all about sugar limitation.

its all about the sigar and its not until you research and you look into it that you will ralise that sigar and sugar substitutes are in fucking everything EVERYTHING MY FRIEND

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