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I can't stop bingeing!

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Italktomycat Sun 10-Jul-16 20:05:07

I have a problem with bingeing. I'm not bulimic.

I am overweight but not massively so. (Size14/16 )

I don't really exercise apart from Yoga once a week. I have a 4 year old and work in an office full time. My job is quite stressful and high profile.

I've binged for as long as I remember. I do it in secret (well when OH is out the house) and I buy stuff in on purpose then bin the rubbish before he gets home.

It's sweets/chocolate. Other than these binges I don't eat badly. My mum always wonders how I carry so much weight as I don't eat a lot (or so she thinks)

A typical binge will probably be 3+chocolate bars or a large bag of sweets. I eat until I feel sick. Even when I feel sick sometimes I keep
Going. Last night I ate half a packet of Jaffa cakes and 5 ( I know...) mini-magnums.

This time my OH saw the wrappers in the bin and asked how many I had, and I admitted it and felt really really shit. I know I need some weight off but can't satisfy my
Urge for sugar/sweets. It's like
I need them!

I don't know what to do..... Please help.

summerholsr2long Sun 10-Jul-16 22:04:54

Same here, just after a binge there and I'm also a size 14.
Wish I had some tips but I don't, was actually thinking of trying to starve some weight off me but I know that's just as ridiculous as the binging.

EasternDailyStress Sun 10-Jul-16 22:16:25

I do this from time to time, usually just before my period, I suspect when my blood sugar is low. I have found it really helpful to cut out sugar (gradually) as it really does stop you craving sugar (which seems to be your issue). Read up on it, the Davina book is good. And don't beat yourself up over it; just start from nowsmile

SprogletsMum Sun 10-Jul-16 22:18:52

I do this too. I've always done it. I was a size 26 at one point. I'm in a 12 now but the weight is creeping back on. I'll binge on literally anything so I don't think cutting sugar will help me.

Italktomycat Mon 11-Jul-16 08:37:11

I'm glad I'm not alone. My tactic in the past has just to not buy binge foods but sometimes I go out especially for them! Or when I put petrol in!

I have to get some nice stuff for my DD's packed lunch and sometimes my partner buys stuff that eats (in a normal

I feel slow, and I'm sick on it. Food has always been a weakness for me. My dad has the same type of personality and will eat and entire packet of biscuits in one sitting. X

Italktomycat Mon 11-Jul-16 08:37:37

Ps I came on my today- maybe that was it?

MarthaElf Mon 11-Jul-16 12:43:36

Exactly the same issue here. Can eat 12 packets of crisp in 1 go. It needs to stop. Gone from a size 8 to 16/18 and need help.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Mon 11-Jul-16 13:13:29

I wouldn't have been able to stop at half a packet of jaffa cakes. I can easily polish off a family size tiramisu, or 900ml tub of frozen yogurt. Sorry I've nothing helpful to add, you're not on your own though.

summerholsr2long Tue 12-Jul-16 11:23:57

My binges can be a mixture of crisps, nuts,sweets and takeaways, chocolate blush
I'm doing slightly better last couple of days, been exercising a bit using Kettlebells.
If I can't stop the binging at this time then I'm upping the exercise a little more.

summerholsr2long Tue 12-Jul-16 11:25:00

Excuse my typing, this phone grrrr! smile

Italktomycat Tue 12-Jul-16 11:32:10

I was at a baby shower so didn't eat as much as I wanted to last night and when I got in I was absolutely knackered. So not a lot of food and no alcohol. Good first step.

Had a bagel this morning and have needed to take some cocodamol which has put me
Off food for the time being.

Downloaded an app that's telling me to walk around the block and chug water Hopefullt that will help

LittlePixie77 Wed 13-Jul-16 22:16:02

Hello, I'm new to mumsnet...
I know how this feels... I also secretly eat and mainly sugary "bad for you" foods. I'm now starting to experience gastric discomfort too, my excuse at eating this stuff (especially at night) is that my sleep is disrupted by my babies (I have 4 month old twins, one sleeps through, the other does) so it won't make a difference to my sleep anyway!!! I don't feel great and I have almost no energy. Does anyone know of any exercise groups for my mummies (or daddies) that go for walks with the babies???
Sorry for the long post!!

MrsMargoLeadbetter Wed 13-Jul-16 22:21:52


OP (and others) you might have Binge Eating Disorder (BED). It is similar to bulimia but without behaviour that 'balances' the binges, eg purging, using laxatives and over excercising. It is generally driven by emotion.

There is a support threat in Eating Disorders if you feel like this could be you and you want to join us.

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