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I literally can not stop eating! What now?(9 Posts)
As the title says, I literally can not stop eating! I’ve put on 5st in 5 years and I feel horrific. I’ve tried WW, SW (successfully lost pre-children), calorie counting and I’ve had fortnightly appointments with a nurse at my GP but I still can’t stay on track. Everyday I wake up and tell myself i’ll have a good day but by the end of it, I find myself bingeing. I have no willpower and if food comes into my head, the thought won’t go away again until I eat it. I’m desperately unhappy with my weight but still that doesn’t seem to spur me on enough to get through more than a couple of days without bingeing.
I’m on AD’s and have been recently referred for some CBT for OCD and my PWP said that my compulsive eating could be linked to OCD.
What do I do now? Im so unhappy!
It's probably carb/sugar addiction rather than hunger you're feeling. The low carb threads and bootcamps on here are brilliant. It will change your life.
Low carb, high fat. Go check out bootcamp.
I can just tell from your op that you're eating high sugar/carb stuff.
What's your daily food look like?
Could you aim to make better choices and not try to be perfect. Don't worry about losing weight and just try not to gain any. Everytime I try to be perfect, I seem to get silly and just eat anything, now I try to make a better choice, probably not the best but not the worst.
Hey pink wearing mama!
First of all so sorry to hear how crap you’re feeling, and how things just don’t seem to be improving... can I ask what you do? Are you a SAHM or working? What are your hobbies? By the sounds of it your problem might actually be good obsession (it can go both ways) and not dietary (not right now anyways).
May I suggest getting yourself a few audiobooks by Geneen Roth, who talks about food addiction (she had it, and now she is a dr that helps with it!) and audiobooks are easy enough to listen to when you’re doing the cleaning etc..
Secondly, you may need to find out some things about yourself. Like what you tend of obsess about, what your triggers are and why you use food to feel better.
Lots of women especially mums eat food as a ‘me time’ activity for example. Like aaah just done the madness that is the morning prep and school run, gonna take myself out for coffee and cake. And if we forget to practice self care in other ways, or we feel we don’t deserve nice clothes or going to the movies or doing excercise we enjoy, then food is this easily accessible, addictive way we do...
I don’t know if any of this rings true to you. But for me the best things I did was:
1. Not diet. Just stop restricting and bingeing. Eat what you want, and eventually you’ll not want to overreact cause it will feel like crap.
2. Walking. If you have a dog, or a baby this is cool, but actually going out alone with good music, podcasts or audiobooks... you will start looking forward to it, trust me! If you need podcast recommendations let me know, so many to get hooked on these days!
3. Stop hating on yourself! You deserve to be here just as much as anyone else does, stop hurting yourself with food, stop blaming yourself. Be kind to yourself, do things you enjoy (apart from food), spend time with people you like... and food will start to seem like the more boring less fulfilling option.
I hope this helps you in some way... and if it doesn’t I hope you find soemthing that will soon! Stay strong, calm and be kind to yourself!
I could have wrote this post! I'm totally addicted to eating junk food, my main meals arent actually bad (although i could probably cut down my portion size!) its the snacking!!
I've recently found a hypnotherapy podcast on spotify, I literally just searched weight loss hypnotherapy and loads came up. The idea is you listen to episode 1 every night for 3 weeks and then there are loads more episodes such as cut sugar addiction etc. I'm currently on day 3 and i have not felt the need to snack as much so will see how i get on with this. Anything in my eyes is worth a try!
This could be me 😕 I am so unhappy with my weight and I just want to eat food all the time. It seems to be a vicious circle I am stuck in of eating, feeling sorry for myself and then eating more and being disgusted with myself 😕
Another vote for the low carb bootcamp threads
I’m a carb addict and it works for me. Effortless weight loss, no more hunger or cravings
Also read WHY WE GET FAT by Gary Taubes because the reason, he asserts, is all due to the “fattening carbohydrate”
I find looking at nice meals on Pinterest motivates me
Batch cook some beautiful food on your next day off and have that for the next few days.