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Unhappy Emotional eating - May 8th 2018, 06:01 AM

For almost a year now I’ve been eating A TON when I’m upset. I don’t into how to stop and it makes me feel really guilty and sick. Because of it I’ve gotten a lot more chubby. I hate looking at myself in the mirror. Abd tbh I hate going to dance because I’m the fattest there and it just so embarrassing. Please how to I stop emotional eating?

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Re: Emotional eating - May 8th 2018, 06:24 AM

I am sorry you are going through this.

A lot of people struggle with a lot of things that are related to food. Emotions are hard to handle so we find something to focus on besides are emotions. And for you that is eating. It is a form of disordered eating. The way you explain that you hate what you see in the mirror, and hate dance because you are the "fattest" one (I'm not sure if this is true but I know this is what you think) All of this is tied to disordered eating in a way.

I think the best thing to do is talk to a therapist. They can help you figure out why you do it, and help you find a better way to deal then eating.

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Re: Emotional eating - May 8th 2018, 02:21 PM

Hey there,

Talking to a therapist can help and I think you should look into that. It would probably be best to try and find a therapist who specializes in Binge Eating/Eating Disorders as seeing someone who does not specialize in that could do more harm then good. I would also suggest that you make a meal plan for yourself as this can help you during the times when you feel like bingeing. Try and include three meals and one or two snacks. I think a dietitian that knows about binge eating could help you with that as well. While the meal plan will not work all the time it might help you to remind yourself that you have it. I know having meal plans used to help me when I was struggling with binge eating. Another piece of advice I have is to use Alternatives and Coping Methods distracting yourself from the desire to binge can help you get through it. The distractions can help alongside the meal plans because you can distract yourself until the next time you are able to eat which used to be what would help me avoid bingeing.

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