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Old 01-15-2014, 02:46 PM   #16
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I white-knuckled through a potential binge yesterday and am so glad and relieved that I didn't give in.

Mine was triggered by anger at people (dumb customers) and the fact that I was a little hungry; the anger always, always triggers my hunger to overwhelm me and the two become one horrible emotion.

What I wanted to do, so badly, was fix a sweet hot coffee drink and have a sugary pastry that would have been well over 500 calories together; instead I had a regular coffee, milk no sugar, and 4 crackers for about 140 calories.

It was around the time of the afternoon that it would have been fine for me to have a snack of my yogurt, but I could not due to having people in the store. So I do know how to try to avoid a binge but it just doesn't always work .
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #17
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How are you doing OP BonnieL?

OOPS just noticed this Club, hope it's okay I posted in here, we all struggle with binges don't we.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:07 PM   #18
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Hi, I am jumping in here. I definitely have trouble with bingeing and for me it is absolutely connected to emotional eating for a variety of reasons. Tonight I wanted to binge after dinner and this time I practiced "watching the urge". I waited and observed what happened to me, I did not distract myself but stayed in the moment with my urge to binge. After a minute or two the urge really peaked but I stuck with observing my urge and then it waned. After that it was just gone, at least for now.

Techniques I use come from working with a therapist and from reading a book that I will give a link to in this post. I use visualisation techniques, observing the urge as described above and mainly I try to figure out what it is I really want. I allow myself to feel my feelings, which is much harder then it sounds.

I use this book http://marciasirotamd.com/ruthless-compassion-institute , a link to the book is on the right side of the page.

Try exploring the link above, it goes to a website with articles that I also read. I also purchased a visualisation CD from the site and it is connected to the book.

I love this idea for a thread.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:29 AM   #19
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Hi, I am a binge eater too, and generally have a really hard time regulating how much I eat. When I start eating anything, it's as if a switch is turned on and I want more instead of feeling full.

I just read a powerful and good-read book called Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hansen. She recovered from bulimia by the method she describes and it works for binge eating (without purging) as well. Several people on 3FC have said it worked for them.

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