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Overeating - November 19th 2018, 03:29 PM

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Guys, I kinda need help. I can't stop eating now. My mom would tell me to eat more, and now I've gotten better at keeping food down and not purging, but my binging has gotten worse. I buy 3 bags of poptarts in class and eat them, and I'm gaining weight. That is my worst fear but I don't know how to stop.


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Re: Overeating - November 19th 2018, 04:04 PM

Aiyannah, the only way I can think I can give a suggestion to you is not carry around the money to purchase the food to binge on. Also you have to let your mom know you are having this problem and she has to help you by keeping an eye on the intake of food you have in a day. Sure it is good to have balanced meals and a certain amount of calories, but too many is not good. It is also great that you are not purging. For me my mom and even my younger sister watch and hide food because even though I have not done it in quite some time I have the tendency to binge and purge which is not a cycle myself or my mom wants me back in again. So any measures you or your family can take to help in school or at home would help.
   
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Re: Overeating - November 19th 2018, 06:01 PM

You're not alone. I had similar problem. When I went to public school, I bought tons of food and on my way home I'd stop at the 711 to buy more food. I've even stole from my family and it feels shameful. As you can image, I too, gained a bunch of weight.
It does help to talk to a consular.
For helping yourself, I do agree that not carrying money around does help. But also, track your food intake
Talk your doctor about how much is a healthy amount to eat. Watch yourself, and count between each bite. I suggest not relying on the back on the box and a calculator but try some apps that you can log your food intake. This makes you more aware of what you are eating. You're goal should be to be healthy or happy with yourself. Another thing to keep in mind is sometimes your body isn't tell it's hungry. Drink lots of water.
If you feel the need to binge there are healthy alternatives and good foods that fix cravings.

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Re: Overeating - November 20th 2018, 02:03 AM

Hey,
I am sorry you are struggling with this. I know before you have said that you hardly eat sometimes and purge, Binging comes with that cycle as well. Because you weren't used to eating normal amounts of food or keeping it down, when you body sees that you are getting food it just wants more and more.

I believe you said your therapist told you she believed you had an eating disorder. I encourage you to go speak to the therapist and be completely honest with her, about how you are trying to eat more and not purge, but with that you are binging more. So they can help you get better eating habits and skills. I would maybe ask them about maybe getting a dietitian they can make up a eating plan for you to follow. I know that was helpful for me when I was in and out of the treatment center I went to.

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Re: Overeating - November 20th 2018, 08:06 PM

Hey all,

Thank you for your advice. I'm trying to control how much I eat and how little I eat and to control purging. I told my therapist and she told me that she is concerned and that we will talk more during my next appointment. It is really difficult, but I'm trying.


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