Hi Im hoping I'm in the right place. I seem to have a problem with bingeing and if I'm honest plain greediness. I eat just for the sake if it and even when I'm not hungry. It can be anything, bread, cheese, crisps, cake chocolate, pasta anything. I used to be a size 8 and now I'm a 14 at 12 stone. In that time I have had two children and suffered depression/anxiety and previously I couldn't eat but now I've gone the other way. It's bothering me but I can't seem to stop it. Also my excercise is non existent with a toddler and a baby but I know this is just is an excuse too. Anyway tomorrow I'm on a 14 hour shift and I'm going to start healthy eating. Please does anyone have any help/tips on how to stop myself shovelling junk food into my mouth? I am so embarrassed seeing it written down, I could cry with shame. Also does anyone know of any good DVDs for getting rid of tummy fat? Was looking at the ten min solutions DVDs as I could do with somthing quick that fit round work and children.
Come and join us on the Stop bingeing start healthy eating thread. Read the whole thread - lots of great tips plus tea and sympathy. I've lost a stone over the last 3 months, it hasn't all been plain sailing and I've fallen off the wagon a few times but checking in to the thread helped get me back on track - without it I may have thrown the towel in. I've at least another stone to lose so will be hanging around for a while. Look forward to seeing you over there soon!
there is a book called 'overcoming binge eating' by christopher fairburn that you should be able to get from the library (it is part of series of 'overcoming...' books which can be 'prescribed' by the doctor but you can get them out independently too)
it talks about issues/research around binge eating, and then goes on to suggest strategies for overcoming it
you may well feel that your eating behaviour isn't 'bad' enough for this, but if it's having quite a big negative impact on your life then do consider trying it