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I cant stop binge eating

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justcantstop Sun 31-May-09 09:28:35

It is getting bad again - well was always bad but its getting really rediculas.

Yesterday I ate -

bowl of alepn with raisins

cheese and pickle sandwich
ripple bar
strawberry yoghurt
mini caramel shortcake

2 bowls of icecream with 2flakes
2 chocolate desert tubs

slice of bread with butter

3 bowls icecream with flake
5 packets crisps

The spaces show how the day was broken up. I start off ok in the morning, lunch I ususally dont have the choc I had today. Then it all went wrong, and once its started going wrong I can not claw it back i think fuck it - todays ruined now might as well eat it all!

bigchris Sun 31-May-09 09:31:35

you didnt have any dinner though!
did you fel sick after all the icecream?
the trick is not to have it in the house
sad hope you are okay, is it emotional eating?

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 31-May-09 09:31:55

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bigchris Sun 31-May-09 09:32:21

oh and don't forget today's another day smile

sarah293 Sun 31-May-09 09:33:15

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justcantstop Sun 31-May-09 09:37:41

will look for the trhead thanks.

no didnt feel sick at time, do now, always do the morning after a binge.

i used to be annorexic years ago - then bulimic and now this.

i dont have it in the house, but once i get that desire to binge i will find food whether that means going out/ordering/making lots of toast. its the same as when i was bulimic once i got that urge to vomit that was it - nothing could stop it.

Yurtgirl Sun 31-May-09 14:44:37

Hi just cant stop - I have ishoos with binge eating too

I am also over there (as it were) on tother thread but tbh I am already finding it a bit difficult as lots of the people there are very lovely but they dont have a binge eating problem as such (and many only need to loose a stone) - several are my height and wiegh my target weight - which I am not finding helpful

For me - I want to stop binge eating - loosing weight would be a by product of that

I would like to join you on this thread instead if I may?

I have jsut started calorie counting using this site

justcantstop Sun 31-May-09 22:42:26

Hi yurtgirl I know what you mean.

Done ok so far today...but am hungry now going to have a sandwich, because otherwise it will be a binge in an hour.

justcantstop Mon 01-Jun-09 09:46:47

Ok so yesterday I had -

Bowl of alpen
glass of apple juice

packet of yoghut covered raisins
packet of strawberry covered raisins

3 slices of bread with quorn, mayo&cucumber

silice of bread with mushroom pate, 3 table spoons of bean pie

3 slices bread with tuna mayo and sweetcorn

I know that sounds bad, but thats actually good for me because none of it was binge food.

justcantstop Mon 01-Jun-09 23:22:49

Today -

bowl of aplen, with raisins, apple juice


3 slices bread sandwich with quorn, mayo, cucumber and tomato.

2 satsumas. orange juice ice lolly. 3 tea spoons icecream

large plate of pasta, tuna, sweetcorn, tomato stir in sauce

2 slices bread with butter, glass apple juice, 2 satsumas.

LibrasBiscuitsOfFortune Tue 02-Jun-09 06:27:47

Justcantstop, whilst writing it down here is good have you thought about doing a food diary and writing down how you feel when you eat and why you have eaten what you have
i.e. 2 bowls of ice-cream - the cat was sick on the carpet and my LO wouldn't stop screaming.

this should help you identify trigger points. Also having a bigger breakfast might help adding a yogurt maybe for some protein.

Good luck

EachPeachPearMum Tue 02-Jun-09 06:49:20

Wow- yesterdays was really good... what am improvement in content. You are doing well! smile

justcantstop Wed 03-Jun-09 10:12:04

Had a good day yesterday too. (Good for me)

Breakfast - 2slices toast butter&jam. Banana

Lunch - 4 slices bread with tuna mayo and sweetcorn

1/2 packet popcorn
1 bowl icecream

12 inch salad and cheese subway

1/2 packet popcorn.

I stopped at 1 icecream, and instead of the subway I was going to buy burger king - when I buy that I usually buy at least 3 burgers/chicken burgers and chips. So I figured a big subway was better than that.

In the evening I wnated more icecream, but wasnt hungry I had my shoes on, money in my hand and was about to go and buy it and suddenly flung my shoes off and ran for a shower. It seemed to work.

These are the best few days I have had in a long time. Usually I buy binge food every day. Thanks for the support.

TwoScrambled Wed 03-Jun-09 10:19:03

Planning ahead will help. Plan your lunch and dinner make them nice meals. Write it down in a food journal. Plan a pudding after dinner too. Take control. I also have ishoos and while it doesnt work every day it helps an awful lot. Once you have had one good day another good one will follow so that eventually a binge day is not the norm but a blip. Are you alone in the day a lot? I find that really doesnt help.

throckenholt Wed 03-Jun-09 10:25:31

it looks like you have a lot of carbohydrate and not much protein. I think carbs really fuel the binge urge.

Is the bread white or wholemeal ? If it is white then it will add to the sugar highs (as will the icecream). It gets metabolised quickly and then leaves you feeling hungry and wanting more sugar.

Try eating more protein based meals more often - so 6 small meals. - so something mid morning - maybe some nuts and a piece of fruit, or a slice of cheese. And something mid afternoon too.

Sounds like icecream is one of your problems too - maybe because it is so easy to eat - it doesn't make you feel full. Maybe if you have icecream try and team it with some fruit to bulk it out a bit.

Eve34 Wed 03-Jun-09 11:32:26

Can I join, I am a terrible binge eater. I am ok most days but once DS is in bed I hunt high and low and eat and eat.

I drive a lot for a living too so always have sweets to keep me company..

Any tips greatly appreciated.

Today so far
2 weetabix

2 slices bread, cheese banana and crisps, and I know I am going off to the kitchen to look for lots of nice things to eat...

for tea tonight I am cooking lasagna dn garlic bread hopefully fill me right up and not eat tonight! ha ha

justcantstop Wed 03-Jun-09 16:03:09

throckenholt - to be honest its not always icecream I go through phases it can be ANYTHING - a whole jar of choc spread/take aways etc any food really. Anything instant.

Thanks everyone for all the advice. Yes I do eat a lot of carbs, will try to increase protien. Bread can be either white/wholemeal just depends what I have that week.

Today so far -

bowl of alpen with raisins

banana, fresh orange juice

beans on toast (2 slices bread) and a yorkie choc bar.

Also did 30 mins of cardio at gym, sometimes that helps my mood so helps me not to binge.

justcantstop Wed 03-Jun-09 16:03:34

welcome eve

Eve34 Wed 03-Jun-09 19:06:11

Just can't stop sounds like you have done well today. I managed a little afternoon nap so stopped me eating anything I shouldn't But there is half a choc cheesecake in the fridge which is shouting out at me....

Yurtgirl Fri 05-Jun-09 16:37:38

Hi all - I hope everyone is doing fairly well

I have astonished myself as I havent binged once all week - which for me is very unusual - cant write more now as my ds is bugging me

skihorse Sat 06-Jun-09 09:57:00

BED (binge eating disorder) is a psychological ailment and not a physical one although I do agree that carb-laden foods can often make you crave more.

Have you explored options with a psychologist to try and find out why you're bingeing and/or what is triggering you punishing your body like this?

I had a lot of therapy and it was discovered that I "eat my anger" - now when someone pisses me off I let them have it both barrels... rather than punishing myself. In conjunction with battling this I taught myself a lot about nutrition and exercise and learned to love my body. Whilst exercise can be a real carrot/stick issue for many people - exercise will make you feel better about your own body and lead to increased confidence and you will want to feed it better.

Looking at your food diaries - I don't think you're actually eating "that" much - you're just making crappy choices - a junkfood diet rather than one which is nutritionally sound.

skihorse Sat 06-Jun-09 09:59:17

I just wanted to add that having looked at your menu for wednesday it's quite shocking in how high your carb load is. Have you been tested for pre-diabetes? It's just that everything you ate on that day has a very high GI which means your blood sugars will be swinging from one extreme to the other affecting your mood as well as your feelings of hunger and what you think you need to sate your appetite.

Have a look at a low-GI programme to see if that might be something for you to look at to try and re-regulate your blood sugars.

mychildrenarebarmy Sat 06-Jun-09 10:05:21

justcantstop - Have you ever read a book called stop binging by Lee Janogly? It is a good book which was given to me by someone when I was really struggling with binge eating in the past. I would really recommend getting hold of a copy.

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