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Binge eating

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I eat too much and it is making me really unhappy and obese and poor. Does anybody else here struggle with this?

Today I ate a large doner kebab, a pie, some fudge and a whole sharing bag of Cadbury's Heroes. I'm binge eating again. It's costing me a fortune - the doner kebab on its own was £7.50 which is a lot of money.

This time last year I was in excellent shape. For a middle-aged man I looked pretty decent. I still do 100 push ups every day and lift weights. I also walk for well over an hour each day to get to work. But I've started to get really flabby.

Since I became a Christian I gave up drinking too much alcohol and a lot of other bad habits that used to comfort me. But those bad habits have been replaced by cramming my face full of pies and takeaways.

I'm too fat to go out running as it will wreck my knees. So idk how I'm going to exercise off all this weight. Any ideas please?
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I used to (I guess) do unrestricted binge eating. Which (strangely enough) never actually resulted in me being enormously overweight. As a matter of fact, back when I used to binge hard on carbs and fat, I was actually under 160 (which is pretty weird for someone who is 5' 10" and eats whatever they want).

But it did all eventually catch up with me. I eventually did get somewhat overweight (still not as bad as you'd think for how much I used to eat). Now that I'm diabetic, I try to eat healthier and eat less but it kind of backfires because healthy food frankly doesn't satisfy me at all and I just end up eating more and more of it in frustration.

And the sad part is that because I can't really overdo it on carbs, I tend to compensate for it with any kind of flavor that gives me even a slight "fix". I especially love salty flavors and that means I overdo it with things that are high in sodium. I used to (for many years) dump extra salt on things even that were already high in sodium. Like if I ate a large pizza, I'd just grab the salt and pepper shakers and go crazy. You could literally see this layer of salt granules on top of the melted cheese. But now that I'm having issues with HBP and tachycardia and so forth, I don't add extra salt. But I still gravitate to things that taste salty. And guess why things that taste salty taste salty. Because they are! So it's kinda like I know what I'm doing but I let my brain tell me I'm not doing it because there isn't a salt shaker involved.

Anyway, yeah. So I go out of my way to buy a block of tofu and then I add gobs of salty mustard to it because that's the easiest way to give it flavor.
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