I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for years; didn't really identify or acknowledge it until 2004 and then didn't even begin to deal with it until I came here to SP.
I have had my ups and downs and yo yo dieting has my signature on it.
Anyhow I have overcome a lot and have had only a few binges in the past few months which is progress.
I have learned to ask myself if I am H.A.L.T. (Too hungry, angry, lonely, tired) These are often triggers along with Stress.
I found this on pinterest and kinda liked it. oK...puter glitch (can't upload pic) Anyhow it says Keep Calm & Don't Eat. I wish I could say I am good at that, but I am not; especially this middle of the night munching.
I don't know WHY
I am doing it. I'm not aware enough to ask myself HALT. I'm not aware enough to say
I am on autopilot. I get up to use the rest room and then boom hit the Peanut Butter jar....the jar I keep reminding myself NOT to buy. But it doesn't matter...even when there is no PB or anything trigger foodish (new word I just made up...lol) I will eat whatever there is here. I have found myself eating scoops of my protein powder. OKAY IT TOOK GUTS TO ADMIT THAT!!!
But I feel better admitting it and putting it out there. It keeps me from hiding in Denial.
The thing is I really want to put an end to this madness. I just don't know what to do or even where to begin.
I have had several people tell me to put a glass of water near my bed. Been there and tried it. I didn't even see or think about the water. Crazy.
I know that is where a lot of my weight gain is coming from, because most days I eat reasonably well (not great per say, but binge free daytime wise)
I'm not beating myself up. I am just putting this out here as a way of thinking out loud and opening myself up to any suggestions that are healthy.
I will work at this one Baby step @ a time.