Disordered Eating Support Thread

Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by BigDog, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    Don't know about you guys, but seeing remnants of binge (like crumbs, wrappers, pizza boxes....) the next day can trigger even more for me. I find it much easier to get back 'on plan' (whatever it may be) if I clean my kitchen thoroughly asap.
     
  2. callison

    callison New Member

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    I have read a lot on this thread and find it very interesting. I have binge eaten for over a year now to the tune of about 25 lbs of body fat. It really sucks to go to the gym now, when I used to have the physique that everyone there envied. Now, I am sure they are all thinking WTH happened to her? I don't even look like someone who works out anymore - I just look like the average run of the mill chubby girl. So yeah, in regards to stopping the diet, how am I supposed to get these 25 lbs off? I can't just go on with life an be happy being fat. I am even in the "overweight" category now, so I even have my health to think of.
     
  3. Oduwe

    Oduwe Member

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    SAme here...
     
  4. hilary

    hilary New Member

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    I just read Brain Over Binge after reading about it in this thread. It was a very interesting perspective. A little hard to implement, but very insightful.
     
  5. Amy1984

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    I just finished the book Brain Over Binge too! I found it on the thread with recommended readings. I wouldn't ever classify myself as Bulimic or having Binge Eating Disorder (BED) but I have a history of battling with binges and purging (in the form of intense exercise the day after eating a high volume of food). I found the book very interesting. The author wrote about her life as a Bulimic in a way that I could relate to. She didn't sugar-coat the feelings or thoughts she had around her binges and throughout the book I found myself thinking "wow, that's just like me" or "crazy I do that too." For me an indulgence or cheat will lead to an "out-of-control" binge where I eat everything I've been depriving myself of. I'll eat past the point of being full and I'll eat numerous things -- 5 cookies, a handful of chips, 2 slices of pizza, whatever! Though my binges are not often it feels like every time I cheat or indulge it ends up leading me to binge. There were a few key things I took away from the book that I think will really help me as I move forward. I recommend the book to anyone who has ever had "issues" with food he/she wishes to overcome. I highlighted parts of the book that made me understand why I think and feel the way I do about food at times, and made me realize that restricting food and restricting calories and labeling food as good/bad really screwed me up when I was younger, and made my brain form an unhealthy relationship with food. But I also realized that I have the power and control to change the way I view food and that if I'm mindful about it I can cheat and indulge and not binge. It's a great read. I recommend it.
     
  6. chrysalis1

    chrysalis1 No Matter What

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    It has been a while since I have been to the forum , and so happy about all honesty in this thread, glad to be back!
     
  7. tammyp

    tammyp New Member

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    where can I fond the list of suggested books?
     
  8. Is anyone an LBC client who fears free meals? Just started with LBC this week and as excited as I am about free meals-- I'm terrified of bingeing and not being able to jump back on plan again
     
  9. Arajkowski

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    I've been there. Have you read the FAQ about free meals?
     

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