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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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I binge all the time, not necessarily for anxiety but for any reason. Sometimes I'm just bored, usually it has to do with needing comfort though, it always makes me feel better when I've had a rough day.
 

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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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Yes, I'm working on stopping though.
 
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