I have binge eating disorder. I get an over whelming desire and urge to eat until I feel sick. I can’t control myself around desert and sugar anymore. I was at a party and told myself I’ll only have one cookie and after that throughout the night I couldn’t stop thinking about having another cookie. It was itching at my mind. So I ate another, then another, then I found myself eating literally 20 large cookies! I’m not even lying. I went back home feeling sick and I purged for the first time. It’s like I ate the cookie just so I don’t have to feel the urges. Because I just want to stop the urges. How do I stop these feelings? How do I fix my relationship with food? How do I control what I eat?
Hello, Yara! One thing that might help you is lessening the availability of tempting foods. I know that sounds pretty obvious, but here are some things to try:-Never shop on an empty stomach! It makes it much harder to resist sugary lures.
-Set a firm budget by only taking X number of dollars into the store with you and leaving (carefully hidden!) any credit cards in the car.
-Make it physically difficult to reach tempting things. I personally prefer the back of the freezer, under several boxes of frozen veggies.
-Set a rule or make a deal with yourself to limit how much you can eat. My rule is to only eat something after I know the serving size and number of calories, barring of course situations where that's impossible (in which case, Google it).
-Take a sip of cold water when you start to feel hungry.
-If possible, use some note-taking method to keep a log of what you've eaten. Make sure you're not over- *OR UNDER*-eating! Keeping yourself healthy is the most important thing here. You can use the internet to guesstimate what sort of calorie/vitamin/mineral intake you should aim for.Food can be addicting, especially if you're under stress. Can you identify anything stressing you out? Would it be possible/are you comfortable talking to someone about this issue? It's good you're trying to deal with this before it gets any worse. Your awareness is a great sign! I wish you the best of luck :)
Hey girl -- don't diet or restrict. Work on eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full, but don't stress if you overeat. If you notice eating when you aren't actually hungry, try to find out why. I know it's not that simple. But those are the basics. I've suffered from BED for quite some time now, but I've learned that dieting/restricting DOESNT work. There's nothing wrong with you. Don't beat yourself up over things. The more you restrict and say NO, the more you are going to want them. If you have a cookie and want another, DO IT. ENJOY IT. Bingeing is just your sweet brain trying to protect you. Here's some links to help:https://www.youtube.com/user/helpfored
http://thefuckitdiet.com*Also, not trying to self-promote but I did write up a blog post about BED, feel free to check it out, or not. I hope I helped a smidgen! Good luck and I'm always around to talk. http://threebreaths.blogspot.com (my blog). You are so special and NOT addicted to sugar. There's nothing wrong with you or your diet.
One more thing, I know it sounds silly, but make sure you are getting enough sleep and 3L + of water. If you are deprived of sleep/hydration, it can seriously mess up your hormones, which can make you more prone to overeating (especially sugar). You can do this :)
I am actually trying to control my obsession with chocolate! What I do is, just deny buying any cookies or sugary thing when you go to the store. Whenever you have a craving for something sugary, drink water, or eat your favorite veggie. What I do is when I really crave my chocolate, I try to replace the chocolately food in my brain with something like poop, fingernails, etc. Anything that would want to make me puke if I eat it, or something that will lose my appetite. It's gross, but it certainly helps me.