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As in eat excessively? I do that like all the time, especially when I am unhappy. Food brings comfort. Yes, I know I shouldn't be doing this. It is bad for my health, blah, blah, blah. But I simply can't help it. I mean if I could, than maybe I won't be an overweight person. Do u?
 

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Yes, I binge to cope with anxiety but also when I am lonely, sad, scared etc. I have what is called 'binge eating disorder'. I have had it for many years. I have better periods but right now I have been doing it every day for the last few weeks. I am going through a very stressful time right now and when I do I binge more often.
 

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Instead of eating, I basically starve myself when I feel anxious. When I'm anxious I feel very nauseated, so I won't touch food (or maybe have a small amount) until I feel better.

Other then that, I'm stuck on a high fibre diet from my doctor anyways (not weight related though).
 

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I tend to binge when I'm upset. It's a sort of uncomfortable topic- as many (simplistic) people interpret binging as gluttony.
as with JonnyEnnui, though on a significantly more minor level- if I'm (depressed anxious angry insecure frustrated etc) I can't eat sensible portions and therefore go unhealthy periods of time without food.

Also, if anyone has noticed… fat is one of the most effective social deterrents.
 

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JohnnyEnnui said:
dust said:
as many (simplistic) people interpret binging as gluttony. as with JonnyEnnui
That's not what I said, at all.
that's not what I said you said! :b
I said in response to your;
I could not just eat a couple of cookies, for instance - it was either none or the whole bag - so, I just restricted my intake altogether.
"as with JonnyEnnui, though on a significantly more minor level- if I'm (depressed anxious angry insecure frustrated etc) I can't eat sensible portions and therefore go unhealthy periods of time without food. "

I'm just a grammar dunce. k? k.
 

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Yes. Putting lots of candy in front of me is like putting a bottle of whisky in front of an alcoholic. It won't lead to a good outcome.

It's best for me to stay away from all-you-can-eat places since I take it as a personal challenge, with my goal being to bankrupt them.
 

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yes, i binge. it all started in high school as an effort to lose weight. i lost a lot of weight, but i was unhealthily thin. gained it back the first year in college due to binge eating. now i pretty much binge one day and restrict the next. so i maintain my weight but it is so unhealthy and i just don't feel in control of what i eat at all. i don't even think it is related to my anxiety. more it is related to being afraid to gain weight because i don't want to be overweight. so i am always on a diet, but the diet backfires and i binge eat on every kind of junk food imaginable. so it is probably related to having a low self esteem.
 
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now i pretty much binge one day and restrict the next. so i maintain my weight but it is so unhealthy
Me too... Except that my "days" might be a day or a week or a month one way or the other. Sometimes I'll be ridiculously healthy (and remember all of the stuff I have learnt about nutrition, training etc etc), and be that way for a couple of weeks, and then feel the need to eat crap and do that for a while. If I'm feeling down, it's more likely to be crap food that I choose.

For me, sometimes food can be almost as comforting as music, except at least music isn't physically unhealthy!

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Sometimes I'll be ridiculously healthy (and remember all of the stuff I have learnt about nutrition, training etc etc), and be that way for a couple of weeks, and then feel the need to eat crap and do that for a while. If I'm feeling down, it's more likely to be crap food that I choose.BelieveSomething.
Same here. I have been on those 'healthy periods' where I exercise everyday & eat healthy. & one day, I just crash & stop all exercise & eat all sorts of junk. :fall Even when I am full, I eat. :roll
 
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& one day, I just crash & stop all exercise & eat all sorts of junk. :fall Even when I am full, I eat. :roll
I once heard a nutrionist / phd student or something similar on the radio talking about this very fact, that impulse to just break the diet / healthy eating period & go nuts. She said it was natural - a hormonal / chemical response or similar, and that we should just let ourselves do it, and then go back to the healthy eating again the next day. I wish I'd caught her name, I would have loved to have read the study she was doing. I also wish I could put her theory into practise (it's the going back to healthy the next day I normally struggle with :) ).

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we should just let ourselves do it, and then go back to the healthy eating again the next day. I also wish I could put her theory into practise (it's the going back to healthy the next day I normally struggle with :) ).

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I have actually succedded in doing such a thing. But within days of doing it, I crumble again, unable to pick myself up. In fact, I am now at one of those 'crumble periods'. I have ben having Macdonalds fries for the past 4 days or so, along with other assortments of junk food. :popcorn God help me...
 
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Maybe we need to kick off a SAS 12 week challenge or similar, see how many people would be willing to motivate each other to get healthy for a period of time?. Maybe I'll start a thread on this in Nutrition & Exercise...

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yes I binge.........Not "when" rather all the time it seems..........It IS a habit.........I've had "eating disorders" but this is harder than heck to beat.....I know carbs do set me off!

I also KNOW I feel better when I eat properly, one would think..........That's what I would do........
 

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Mega Bump. I use to binge and felt like I didnt have any control to the point of making myself feel physically sick. not good for my general health, so I stopped and just have an energy drink to compensate for carbohydrate cravings.
 
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