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Help with overeating please!!

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Laptopontable Tue 08-Nov-16 18:50:20

Today I have eaten a handful of cashews, 2 prepacked cheese sandwiches, 2 double cheeseburger, 9 chicken nuggets, 4 chocolate muffins, 6-8 mini doughnuts and 12 packets of crisps! How is that even possible?! I'm not even that full?! Has anyone else ever eaten that much? How to stop?

idontlikealdi Tue 08-Nov-16 18:52:18

Wow that's a lot. Do you do it often? Will you make yourself sick?

Laptopontable Tue 08-Nov-16 18:53:52

Nope not sick and yes, maybe not that much but near enough! I feel like shit now.

Msqueen33 Tue 08-Nov-16 18:54:15

Wow! Is this a daily thing?

chickychickyparmparm Tue 08-Nov-16 18:54:26

Bloody hell, that is a lot of food. It's really carb/sugar heavy though, which means you get into a cycle of wanting more and more.

Laptopontable Tue 08-Nov-16 18:55:53

I'm not even that overweight but I'm going to be if I Carry on!

Dowser Tue 08-Nov-16 20:09:04

...and a partridge in a pear tree!

Scuse me for asking...but are you a genuine poster?

Laptopontable Tue 08-Nov-16 21:19:08

Yes absolutely, search my previous posts if you must!

BuggerOffDailyMirror Tue 22-Nov-16 10:57:14

You're not over eating, that's a classic binge eat spiral. Because it's all sugar and sat fat, your body isn't gaining nutritional benefit from it, so you're not satisfied, so you eat more.. however because you're crashing off the back of a sugar slump already, you're craving more sugar and sat fat and so the cycle continues.

Next time this happens, nip it in the bud by eating nutrient dense sugary food like full fat greek unhurt and fruit. This will still cause you to sugar crash but it will be mitigated by the fact your body has gotten the nutrients it needs, so you won't be hungry on top of it.

Remember if you don't fancy fruit, you're not hungry!

Newstome Tue 22-Nov-16 11:41:04

I don't know the answer but am following

On sunday I ate;
2 extra large baps with cheese, eggs and mayo, tomato sauce
1 large pizza with extra cheese
Half a chocolate gateau
Two big plates of rice with lamb and potatoes curry
2 family size bags of crisps
am sure am forgetting something

I was still hungry by the time I went to bed. I am not overweight.

Arbed Tue 22-Nov-16 15:19:52

I used to binge and still do occasionally out of habit not hunger - i might have 6 bags of crisps in one go instead of 12 and lots of cake but have learnt how to control it and stick to my normal weight by keeping too many carbs out of my diet as it creates a spiral of eating and eating

Bluntness100 Tue 22-Nov-16 15:22:35

Do you go through periods where you starve yourself? That's bingeing, no two ways about it. Which is generally offset by either starving yourself or being sick.

snowinafrica16 Tue 22-Nov-16 15:27:50

It helps me to realise that there isn't an amount of food that will make me feel satisfied, I often eat like this. My triggers are tiredness (lack of sleep due to dc), not going to the gym - I find I'm much less likely to binge on days I've worked out, and emotional causes.

ppeatfruit Tue 22-Nov-16 15:44:44

Have a look at Paul Mackenna , I Can Make you Happy he addresses emotional problems with eating in his other books on slimming too, he does say we should eat healthily, which is where you're going wrong IMO.

If you eat really slowly, tasting your food properly (not standing up or in front of a screen) you probably would find it difficult to overeat.

BoxingHelena Tue 22-Nov-16 22:30:04

I was a compulsive overeater OP , used to go to self help group (like the AA - steps etc etc)

Do you feel like you are "chasing" the feeling of being full / the point at which you feel sick before you stop?

How long have you been doing it?

AprilLudgateDwyer Tue 22-Nov-16 22:35:43

This sounds like me. Sometimes I just find myself eating and eating and I don't feel full or sick. It does seem to follow a bad nights sleep etc

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