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so i have a weight problem. i'm not interested in losing weight, only in being more healthy, which will inadvertently make me lose weight. i have a problem with binge eating. like... multiple times a day. i just see food and i feel like i can't stop myself, i have to eat it or else i'll freak out. anybody else have similar problems? how do you cope? how do you stop yourself from binge eating?
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Old 06.10.2015, 19:37
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Re: binge eating

fruit. But not bananas.
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Re: binge eating

One thing that comes to mind is buying foods that you can eat a lot of, without feeling guilty afterward, e.g. fruits, veggies, "Studentenfutter".. On the long run it would be helpful to see someone to help you figure out what caused the binge eating in the first place. Perhaps something in the direction of cognitive behavioral therapy. Another thing is making sure you limit intake of foods that make you only crave more (fatty foods , junk foods, sugary foods). Maybe a diet coach could help.


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so i have a weight problem. i'm not interested in losing weight, only in being more healthy, which will inadvertently make me lose weight. i have a problem with binge eating. like... multiple times a day. i just see food and i feel like i can't stop myself, i have to eat it or else i'll freak out. anybody else have similar problems? how do you cope? how do you stop yourself from binge eating?
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Old 06.10.2015, 19:56
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Re: binge eating

Binge eating is a recognized eating disorder. Have you thought to find a physician?
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Re: binge eating

Indulge...in the following healthy snacks:


http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/c.../healthy-snack
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Re: binge eating

Don't binge on fruits. Eating some fruit is no problem of course (particularly if you are otherwise active), but this notion that you can somehow binge on endless amounts of fruit without consequences is shortsighted. Fruit contains fructose and other simple sugars that your body will start processing into fat with great enthusiasm.
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Re: binge eating

Try these two cheap possible solutions.

1. Take a multi vitamin, aldi does a cheap one, 4.99 for 60, not the over 50 ones but the normal ones. You may find getting enough nutrition reduces the urge to binge, get enough meat too.

2. try this ladys (roberta shapiro) hypnosis tape, she gets very high reviews on amazon for all her tapes, she has a very nice voice, but you can buy them in i-tunes.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...t_mus_ep_dpi_4

good luck, its nice feeling balanced about food.
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Re: binge eating

Too much fruit is really not good, either.
Steve Jobs ruined his pancreas with various frutarian "diets".

Rather, eat stuff like carrots, bell-peppers, cucumbers.
And cottage cheese.

I suggest slicing the carrots into small "sticks" and snacking them whenever you feel hungry. They don't contain a lot of sugar, so there's no insulin shock like e.g. with grapes or peaches or pineapples.

And every time you feel hungry, drink some water or tea (no sugar).
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Re: binge eating

If eaten in moderation, fruits are good (for healthy individuals) as they supply vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

Raw carrots might not be the ideal indulging food, as they are relatively high in sugar.

Low-sugar veggies to try instead would be leek, spinach, zucchini, kale, celery, sprouts, cabbages, cauliflower,radishes, tomatos and turnip greens.

Someone suggested multivitamins.. There is a link between binging and mineral/vitamin deficiencies. Before taking anything at random, it would be worth getting a blood test at your GP - he might be able to prescribe a specific product that addresses your potential deficiency.

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If eaten in moderation, fruits are good (for healthy individuals) as they supply vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

Raw carrots might not be the ideal indulging food, as they are relatively high in sugar.
But (I hope) less than an apple.
Plus, they're very filling in my experience and because they contain some sugar, they're not completely tasteless like a Zucchini...
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Re: binge eating

Well, I start having this when I got here..... now I could control myself better.
One thing that helped, was buying grapes....even though they are caloric, you can eat them like popcorn LOL....! So you don't need to worry so much...!
Another thing I used to do, is never ever open a package and sit in TV...just open something you want, put in a bowl a decent quantity to eat!

Another fruit I was eating was mellon and watermellon. I chopped them and let them in fridge...so I could just take 2 or 3 bites..and ok...it is not chocolate LOL!
Oww and I almost forgot...buy fresh champignons! Wash them and let them in fridge...
Great for biting! Almost 0 caloreis, healthy and makes you feel satified...!
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Re: binge eating

Beer.

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Not such a bad idea if it's alcohol free, it will at least temporarily fill you up.

Milk is another option which is more filling, the "drink" version is not too high in calories, and it won't destroy your teeth.
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Re: binge eating

They say exercise is good
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Not such a bad idea if it's alcohol free
What's the point of drinking a beer with no alcohol?

Next you'll be telling me that alcohol-free vodka is also a good idea!

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Re: binge eating

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i have a problem with binge eating. like... multiple times a day. i just see food and i feel like i can't stop myself, i have to eat it or else i'll freak out. anybody else have similar problems? how do you cope? how do you stop yourself from binge eating?
You might be interested in "Brain over Binge" by Kathryn Hansen. I haven't read it myself, but heard that it's helpful. The author claims she used to be a hopeless case before she recovered for good.

Best of luck!
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Re: binge eating

If you find yourself regularly binge eating you should consider shopping at Aldi/Lidl or in Germany.

You won't lose any weight but it will be cheaper
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so i have a weight problem. i'm not interested in losing weight, only in being more healthy, which will inadvertently make me lose weight. i have a problem with binge eating. like... multiple times a day. i just see food and i feel like i can't stop myself, i have to eat it or else i'll freak out.
I don't think that suggesting that you munch on a carrot or two or any of the other advice is really going to help you.

I think you need professional help from a doctor.
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Re: binge eating

Thanks all. I was more boredom Every day, So I ate.
So I'm not happy with the way. My goal weight had always been 135 but i can never accomplish it. I played basketball, volleyball, ran track but never seem to reach my goal weight.
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...buying foods that you can eat a lot of, without feeling guilty afterward, e.g. fruits...
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If eaten in moderation, fruits are good
So which is it? You can't binge in moderation
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