Hi All, I'm new to this forum, but I'm definitely a binge eater. I got my binge eating under control for several years, but about a eighteen months ago, I got derailed by stress and started binge eating again.
I'm trying to lose the weight that I put back on after my six-month binge spree.
I was doing great, and dropped 16 lbs, following the same plan that I followed last time I lost the weight. Then, I had to take a trip to Europe, where I was being hosted by some people, didn't speak the language, and really didn't have any food choices. Ate a lot of stuff that wasn't strictly on my plan, but no binging, and managed to maintain my weight.
When I got back, I had trouble getting back on track with my eating plan, but still no binging.
But for the past two days I started to binge. I think it is stress-related. There are a lot of family transitions going on right now. A lot of times I don't exactly realize that I'm stressed, but I guess binging is the signal that I'm more stressed than I realize.
What I call binging is basically when I eat very high calorie foods in secret--so far I've eaten a whole bunch of chocolate, half a container of creme fraiche, and a huge chocolate eclair that I purchased at the store and ate in the parking lot before I went home.
I am terrified and want to break this binge cycle before it completely derails me.
Any help or advice is welcome.