I know the feeling! My tummy is getting bigger and bigger! And I weigh only 125lbs! I'm shorter than you though! I'm only 4 feet 11. My parents keep telling me I'm getting fatter. Mayb my tummy IS getting bigger! Gaaaaaah!!!!!!
"Even if I am full, if they are there I will eat them."
I also struggle with eating when I'm not hungry, or in response to feelings other than hunger (like boredom, or anger, or anxiety). Like you, my overeating tends to occur with unhealthy food, but I have definitely binged on "healthy" food. But the first key practical tactic I used that still works is to simply avoid bringing home any food that I will binge on.
The other main thing is to really try to confront why I was eating. It's been a messy emotional journey for me (gah, I hate putting it like that but that's really what it's been). Two steps forward, one step back. I just keep trying. I've definitely improved total health (both physical & mental), but it's taken a long time.
It isn't so much what you weigh but what you put in your body. As the nutrition tracker will teach you, we all need a balanced diet. If you are tracking what you eat, I think you'll pick that up. Self-denial is never easy, but it has to be done to get on a healthy track.
My advice (and what worked for me) was to start with just one small thing for the week. Just One. I found myself burning to do more by the end of the week- the permission to take the next step was the reward itself.
It's so interesting to me how the mind works... tell yourself "you have to do X", and I found excuses NOT to do it. Telling myself "You can't make this change for another week", and I was chomping at the bit to get it done.
I'm sure there are others who have much better advice. I'd say, if at all possible, get them out of the house.
Stop yourself when you want to take one, and have a drink of water, a cup of tea, a piece of fruit or veggie stick, or anything to take your mind/mouth away from them.
Evaluate why you feel those are a significant part of your menu, and see if you can come to a strategy to conquer the desire to fill up on that instead of good, healthy choices.
Best wishes for your success
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I dont know if this is really the right forum to use, but I wasn't sure if the 'Introduce yourself' board would have 'experienced' dieters reading.
I joined spark people in August 2012 and I ashamedly am only now getting round to using it.
To cut a long story short, I'm looking for someone who can provide a bit of help. I eat way to much sweets and crisps. Even if I am full, if they are there I will eat them. I even opened a present I was giving someone at Christmas because I ran out of chocolate!
I'm not totally overweight, I weigh in at 144lb and am 5ft 3. I was at my happiest about a year and a half ago when I was 126lb. I have tried many many methods to stop these eating habits but it never lasts more than a few days.
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