Thanks everyone for the support! I was able to get through it and not eat :) now I know I can do next time that feeling comes over me. I wasnt hungry at all, just wanted to eat. Food has been my drug of choice for a very long time and I am, no I WAS an emotional eater. I would eat and eat until I was so full I felt sick and then I would hate myself for days. Its a cycle and last night was the beginning of the end of it! Thanks again :)
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59 4/18/12 11:10 P
As long as you have eaten your daily calories, stay strong and drink plenty of water!! Just get through today. I think food can be much like any addiction. Our body sends signals to tell us we are not eating like we have been. It's like our body is using a bullhorn "HEY! WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?? YOU NEED TO EAT MORE SO WE DON'T LOSE ANYMORE WEIGHT!!" "SOS...SEND MORE FOOD!!" Once your body gets accustomed to not eating certain foods or as many calories, it will behave and not bother you as much! Stay strong and show that hunger who's boss!!! I know it's a silly analogy, but I use it to get through a tough craving time !
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2 4/18/12 10:51 P
I have struggled with binge eating at night for years and have been in this position so often. Try to envision how you would feel opening up your eyes tomorrow morning and realizing that you binged the night before. It always gives me a sad and hopeless sinking feeling that colors the tone for the rest of my day. Then imagine how much your cravings will be relieved if you just make it till tomorrow morning without a binge. At the same time, I have given in more times than I can recount so if you did have a setback before you read this don't beat yourself up about it and try to move forward. All the best!
Edited by: ABAILE1 at: 4/18/2012 (22:52)
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288 4/18/12 10:43 P
well you are already in bed so don't get up... if that doesn't work go brush your teeth again. brushing your teeth triggers your brain to think you are finished eating and shuld cut off the craving. Sweet dreams.
I think once you continue to eat healthy the cravings will diminish. If I am just starving and can't handle it I opt for something like apple and cheese, yogurt, nuts, banana and peanut butter, or maybe a few pieces of semi sweet chocolate chips if I have a chocolate craving but only if I can stop reaching in the bag. Ha Ha!
Me too. Fortunately, there are no oreos or ice cream in the house, and the store is closed. I am way better at deciding on food choices at the grocery store than in front of the pantry or the fridge.
I think I may make some fancy herbal tea. It's relaxing, slightly sweet, and it feels a little indulgent.
This, too, will pass.
4/18/12 10:00 P
I have been making positive changes and have lost 9 pounds in the past 2 weeks, but tonight I am facing my first big snack attack. It is 10pm, I am in bed, but all I want to do is get up and go eat junk food. I have always been an emotional eater and I ambeyond stressed this week, but how do I stop the cravings? Any tips? Thanks