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Old 07-05-2011, 12:10 AM   #1  
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Cool Chronic food addict, binge specialist, diet overachiever...

Food is my drug. It has comforted me too often. I despise the side effect, the fat and clutter on my body. When I do well i do very well. I only drank lots of water and had my salad for the big parties of the fourth of july.
NOW the stress is over...NOW I want to eat alone, eat as much as I want, all the "forbidden" foods. I know I can set back a day or so and then get back on track. It's like a sick plan I figure to indulge. It won't hellp me to change. I wonder if anyone else feels this way?
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #2  
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I have a similar issue. I love food. It's a drug. It's an obsession. It takes up a good deal of my thoughts. I'm restricting, planning, sneaking and fantasizing about it. I can be completely on track and eat like an angel and then, I come home and I just wanna eat massive amounts of food. Sometimes, I can stop it in a way....I eat a bunch of 15 calorie popsicles and some low cal popcorn and I go to my room. Then, there are those days when my head isn't on straight and nothing can stop me. Social situations tend to bring out the low grade stress that leads me to wanna binge.

What I have come to realize for myself at this point is that I will always have this issue....or maybe not....but I have to accept it for now. The difference is now I fight the problem at a lower weight, rather than a higher one. This helps me a lot with the guilt and depression that I endure after a binge. I just try not to do it as hard as I can and if I do, I just forgive myself and get back on track. I went slightly off track this weekend so I'm hoping to stay on plan for the next week so that I get another loss.

Point is, you're definitely not alone. We are here for you Purrfect!
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:43 AM   #3  
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I used to be like this. But i sat myself down (lol) & said that it wasnt how i want to be.
Self destructive/in&out of control seesaw/ Food obsessed/ self obsessed

Do i want to live my life like that?

The answer was no.
So just pulled my self together got on track.

Its not the way to do it, & is mentally exhausting.

The thing is , that you wont change until you are ready! Are you ready yet?

Good luck! Xx
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #4  
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I too binge east especially if I'm mad or sad. My emotions really get the best of me. 2 weeks ago I started to cut out my caffeine, sodas, sugar & processed foods and I feel amazing. It was rough but I want to eat better now & I enjoy the taste of it. Now, this weekend over the holiday I did blow it but I'm ready to get back on board and get this weight off. It takes self control & like the others said you have to want to change. Good luck!
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:47 PM   #5  
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Binge eating led me to develop eating disorders in the past. the sad part is that the eating disorders didn't even help me lose that much weight. and when i sprung back, i got even bigger. I have thrown up, abused laxatives, and the like. I find that binge eating is related to loneliness and overall anxiety. Often, once the binge hits, and you see yourself getting up to get food, its a bit too late. Its like showing heroin to an addict and then trying to taking it away from him.

I find that once the binge hits, I binge on something more healthy, e.g. I have found that chewing ice is one of the best remedies. Homemade slushies are too. I dilute lemonade or a fruit juice in water, to lessen the caloric intake, and then throw it in the blender with ice. Then i sit that and sip it slowly as slowly as i can. If i drink it faster, thats ok, and if i want more, i serve myself more. i serve myself as much as i want, but i limit it to just that specific slushee. Sometimes its about living with a condition rather than preventing it. Its hard to eliminate binge eating from your life, when it is your natural reaction to life's stressors. we just have to live it with it and cope. This is how I cope. I hope it helps you too.

Dont let binge eating ruin your life and prevent you from reaching your goal.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:16 PM   #6  
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I have a similar issue. I love food. It's a drug. It's an obsession. It takes up a good deal of my thoughts. I'm restricting, planning, sneaking and fantasizing about it. I can be completely on track and eat like an angel and then, I come home and I just wanna eat massive amounts of food. Sometimes, I can stop it in a way....I eat a bunch of 15 calorie popsicles and some low cal popcorn and I go to my room. Then, there are those days when my head isn't on straight and nothing can stop me. Social situations tend to bring out the low grade stress that leads me to wanna binge.

What I have come to realize for myself at this point is that I will always have this issue....or maybe not....but I have to accept it for now. The difference is now I fight the problem at a lower weight, rather than a higher one. This helps me a lot with the guilt and depression that I endure after a binge. I just try not to do it as hard as I can and if I do, I just forgive myself and get back on track. I went slightly off track this weekend so I'm hoping to stay on plan for the next week so that I get another loss.

Point is, you're definitely not alone. We are here for you Purrfect!
i could have written this post. i am with you guys! i google images of food and imagine eating them.. i make fantasy binge lists of everything i want to eat, and plan on a day when i can go and sneak the food and eat it all and then have a day to recover where i can hide out and "detox", i also find after a social situation i want to binge because i compare myself to everyone i just encountered and think how it must be nice to be able to eat socially and not do it in secret like me..

i also binge on popsicles... where i will eat almosta whole box and then stop eating for the rest of the night knowing ok my calories are ok... but i know that this is still a slightly less damaging binge than my past ones..

i even have a reward binge list when i reach a certain goal i want to reward myself with eating all this food
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