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Binge Eating

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I have struggled with binge/compulsive eating for as long as I can remember. Everyone overeats from time to time but some people including me take it a step further. This behavior has always been extremely shameful for me which caused me to keep it a secret. Until this past week when I binged for 2 days and felt so terrible that I confided in my boyfriend. Even though the problem still exists, just discussing it with someone else allowed me to feel a sense of relief. I have spent the past couple of days reading on the topic and trying to formulate a plan for overcoming it. I think blogging about it will be therapeutic but it might also allow others to help me or help someone else who is struggling with the same problem. This is a journey that I look forward to :)

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CHRISTINA-11 3/6/2013 9:26PM

    Thanks so much! I appreciate the book recommendation and will look into that. Congrats on your success!

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OOLALA53 3/6/2013 12:46AM

    I recommend the book Brain Over Binge. I ended up using a lot of the principles from it and a lot of other influences, but it avoids a lot of the detours. The author was not a binger but stopped her disorder habits in such a way that her strategies also work with food. It's also important to aim at eating real meals in a relatively regular routine. I've been doing that with intermittant planned times of more relaxed habits for three years. Over that period of time, my eating has gotten incredibly better, and I've naturally eaten less each year, so that now I'm down to 82% of what I weighed when I started. But the feeling of not being controlled by food is even more important. In fact, when I started, I didn't even care any more if I lost weight. I just knew I had to find a way to live with food in peace.

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