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Old 05-16-2017, 09:58 AM   #1
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Arrow Emotional Eating Linked To Stress/Exhaustion

I notice I still have patterns of binge/emotional eating when I am stressed or exhausted.


I've been doing this for a long time, and am recovered 12 years from Anorexia and Bulimia, but can't seem to completely kick the intermittent binge cycle (once weekly or so.)

Any advice? Suggestions? Anything?
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hi I'm new here, so I don't have much experience on the boards, but I just wanted to say that I've been 20 years recovered from bulimia. I still have issues with bingeing and have doubled in weight since I stopped purging, but that's also due to various other health problems. The urge to binge hits me in the evenings so I've started taking 'Hunger Buster' capsules by Protein World 1 hour before my evening meal and so far they seem to be working. I don't go to bed with desperate urges to snack.

I also avoid the kitchen after my evening meal. Distraction techniques seem to help like listening to the radio (no adverts for food) , doing sudoku or playing computer games. Reading books is out because that requires calmness of mind and concentration. I need something to channel nervous binge energy into. Walking is quite a good one.

Anyway, I don't know if any of this will help but hopefully it might trigger some ideas for you
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