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Angry agh, how do i gain self control? - April 18th 2010, 12:45 AM

i have no self control..i did, for awhile there i was eating normally and feeling great about myself..but im back to binging and purging..it always comes back to this.. and even though im puking my guts out i still seem to gain weight..I CANT WIN!! ive gained [Edited]!! when something bad happens in my life, i eat.. and only win things are going close to perfect is when i can control myself, but things are never perfect, for anybody, but why do i turn to food? why cant i turn to exercising?? or books?? why food?? food food food, its all i think about!! i hate it..i hate how pathetic i am...

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Re: agh, how do i gain self control? - April 18th 2010, 05:44 AM

Hey there,

You are not pathetic. Binging is a coping mechanism, a way of dealing with things, and yes, it's unhealthy, but there are ways to deal with it, ways to handle it. When I feel like binging, I go for a walk, or I go hang out with a friend. i distract myself, using alternatives and just keeping busy. I also chew gum a lot, as it helps keep my mouth busy so that I won't want to randomly binge. You could try that, to try and gain control over the binging. Alternatives are not just for self harm, they can help you deal with anything, and they can replace an unhealthy coping mechanism. The link is here.

That said, you still need to eat, three to six meals a day. Try eating healthy, fruits and veggies, water and juice. Exercising and eating healthy will keep you from gaining weight, and it will help you feel more in control. You just need to find another way to let everything out when something bad happens, you could try writing out what happened, writing it down gets it out and helps you to feel better.

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