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Binges, Emotional Eating, Ideas for Recovery Please

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Good Morning!

I've been totally off it the past two and a half weeks and the 2 weekends before that.

Meeting my nutritionist on Tuesday and am not looking forward to the results.

Usually I manage to circumvent weight gain with walks but not in the polar vortex. emoticon

I realized that though I lost 8 pounds over the last 3 months (hopefully didn't gain any back) with my nutritionist my binge eating habits have remained the same. emoticon

I really need to focus in on that.

So I got out a few Geneen Roth books. On feeding the hungry heart...to handle the emotional side of challenge to living healthy.

One thing I'm THINKING about doing is continuing to get weighed at every appointment but asking my nutritionist to not show me the results. so that way I focus more on how I feel versus what the scale says. Though I may cheat on the scale at home-but it always differs from her scale.
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How do you deal with binges and/ or emotional eating?
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THINRONNA 1/27/2014 12:29PM

    There is so much good advice here. I especially like and echo what HEALTHYNEWPAIGE writes. Drinking your water will help that empty feeling as well. Two other things I think are to remember that once you start to binge that doesn't mean you are done for and need to keep going. Stop…think a bit and realize that you can make it be over. You have the power to end it before it gets too bad. The other thing I think is to think of some other delicious thing that makes you feel good to do instead. When you feel like you are going to binge…stop…think about what else feels good…what ever it is (healthy things) go do it. Your favorite things. Go to the library to read…drink some tea while soaking in the tub….play a video game…anything that is an indulgence. Allow yourself that….a different indulgence…something lovely, wonderful and delicious in a completely different (and better) way.

You are so worth it! emoticon

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 1/27/2014 1:08AM

    I'm kind of in the same boat. What kind of helps is not having my trigger foods at home so that when I want to go on a binge, not much is around except for mostly healthy foods. Also getting eight hours of sleep helps, which I am trying to get done. Recovery? Don't beat yourself up, the next moment is a new moment to make a good healthy choice . emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/27/2014 1:10:25 AM

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KITRONA 1/27/2014 12:52AM

    It sounds like you've identified a problem, and are getting closer to solving it. Good for you! I don't have any advice, unfortunately, but I wanted to cheer you on! emoticon

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LJOYCE55 1/26/2014 7:13PM

  Binge eating might be a habit for you with a recognizable trigger. Mine is when I am alone, even for a little while. Once the last person walks out the door, I am tempted to go raid the kitchen. Even if all the food in the house is healthy, eating too much is still not useful to my body. I do not have an ansewr except to try to do something else when you feel the urge to binge.. So simple, yet so hard. Good luck.

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BARBANNA 1/26/2014 3:37PM

    First, let me say I feel your frustration and hope I can be of some assistance. I may not be the best person to give you thsi advice but I might actually be the PERFECT person as I am in the same rocky boat. Spark People has been my salvation for many reasons.
Develop your plan with Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely goals. This is very critical to making gainful progress. You need some motivators that are things you really want. Once you set your focus on getting these goals accomplished and have a motivator you can do it. You may need to find other activities to take the place of eating. Make a list of all the things you can do with your time that doesn't involve food. Use Spark People to keep you focused by using the journel and listing all the things you get done or ways you are spending your time to avoid eating. Avoid going longer than 3-4 hours without eating so you do not reach the level of starvation that makes us eat like animals in the wild.

Winter should not be drawback unless you are not motivated. There are a multitude of exercises and ways to burn calories without going outdoors. You just need to be truly motivated
I eat out of emotional overtones that I don't even recognize. I have a fantastic life and really have little reason to stress. One of the best techniques I use is staying connected to SP so that I am focused on my objectives and avoid allowing myself to go into the I can't care attitude that get us into trouble.

Read all the SP advice and recommendations. Most of the information you need to be successful is here on thiis website! God bless you! emoticon

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