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binging - August 13th 2010, 07:55 PM

ive been eating sooo much lately. i havent been gaining weight, but i still feel awful. i dont know what to do. ive been trying to starve myself, but it just doesnt seem to be working. i just want to stop eating! i feel so ugly and disgusting after i eat. i just want to be beautiful and thin. what do i do?


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Re: binging - August 14th 2010, 10:46 PM

Rose,

Part of the issue is that you are starving yourself. When you restrict your intake, it leads your body to be super deprived of food, and therefore crave food, and binge. I know it might seem counter-intuitive, but if you eat more often, and more regularly, you will be less likely to binge. There have been a lot of posts in this forum about binging--it might be helpful to do a search and read through some of them and some of the advice given.

Also, the more that you tell yourself that you are fat and ugly, the more you will believe it. Maybe you're not yet at a point where you like your body--but try, as hard as you can, to stop the negative self-talk. Put the focus on your day, and activities (like seeing friends, reading a book, going outside, etc.) and not into your looks. You'll start to see that you can do other things and be happy, regardless of your body.

Take good care of yourself.




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Re: binging - August 16th 2010, 02:39 AM

I completely agree with Jen. Take it from someone with experience, restricting will almost always lead to binging. It's a hard cycle to get out of, but you actually feel better when you eat more often and regularly. You feel better physically and mentally.

Try to do three positive affirmations a day. This is when you get a piece of paper, and write three good things about yourself (it helps if one is physical), and you put it on your mirror. I know that's really helped me in the past with starting to change your mindset. Good luck and PM me any time.
   
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