Originally Posted by Psychic
Some people, such as myself, suffer from compulsive eating with no triggers. Food constantly consumes my thoughts and I just canít stop, even when Iím not hungry.
I understand, Psychic. And I know where you're coming from...totally. I really and truly thought the same thing for a very long time - I would get pissed at people who would tell me to just put down the fork, and then this whole "emotional eating" labeling thing came along and I was even more irritated! How dare anyone suggest I'm not as emotionally stable as they are just because I eat cake after dinner most days....
Unfortunately, in the absence of knowing anything else about you, here's why I don't believe that blood type is the reason why you
binge eat (although that's not to say that biological factors don't play some kind of role):
Take a look at your language for a second:
2. Can't stop
If you were genetically programmed to eat (i.e., constantly, and can't stop), then you wouldn't be able to sleep through the night, stop long enough to go to the bathroom, or do other tasks. Let's suppose you fell in love, were head over heals...there's probably a good chance your desire for cheesecake would take a back seat to his phone calls. I'm not saying this to be cheeky...just a rhetorical question for now.
Your paragraph includes a refrain declaring lack of control over a situation (admission of a vulnerability) as well as language that points to the actual reason, which is all-or-nothing thinking. You don't come right out and say you need help, because you are no less intelligent than I am, and can figure it out yourself. But, it's there. Your language gives it away.
The truth is likely that you feel compelled to eat more often than you would like
to....which isn't really always, and may not even be that often if you looked at it critically. So, if you can
stop eating long enough to pee or sleep or drive, then appetite does not have as much control over you as you're telling yourself it does. This is extremely good news... Not only does it tell you that you have some control, but it also points to the reason why you don't (i.e. can't) control yourself.
theory is that you have hitched onto the blood type theory as a way to validate
I believe that you can
modulate your behavior by changing your thoughts, as long as you have self-compassion.