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NETTENUT Posts: 137
9/16/13 8:29 P

thank you for the responses..I am hoping that just sharing my secret is the beginning of me changing it..I do allow myself treats, however this is an emotional response. So I am facing my issue and hopefully I will do better tonite..
again, thanks for the support emoticon

FAITHP44 Posts: 8,745
9/15/13 2:12 P

I think night time is the hardest time to be disciplined with food - partly because you're tired and your defences are down and partly because you've done everything you were going to do during the day so what's left to do except eat?

As you gradually get rid of the junk food in your house it might help. Sometimes I get into that binge mode and really there's not that much there to binge on - some out of date biscuits and that's about it. I did buy some low fat crisps (chips) last week - in 25g packs of just over 100 cals each. 6 small packs in the big packet. They've gone now and they might be replaced in a month or so.

Is there any reason why you don't go to bed at the same time as your husband? If you want that extra hour alone before bed why not have supper with your husband (to make sure you're not hungry) then go and get ready for bed, clean your teeth and then hang out for an hour. If you're not actually hungry, cleaning your teeth can really help.

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9/15/13 1:37 P


There are a lot of members who've experienced the same thing. You don't have your food diary posted. One thing I would check is if you're eating enough during the day. One reason you may be gorging on junk food at night is because you're not eating enough calories during the day.

Many women in an effort to be "good" and lose weight will drastically cut their calories to speed up their weight loss. That's no good. Not eating enough during the day can lead to binge eating later. What to do ? First off, do make sure you're eating plenty of healthy foods during the day. Don't starve yourself in an effort to be good. I know this is going to sound strange, but a person has to eat in order to lose weight.

Also, you don't have to deprive yourself to be healthy. I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. That's not healthy. A cookie, chips, french fries, beer, soda, etc... CAN all be a part of a healthy lifestyle as long as you are mindful of the portion size.

Perhaps another reason you're eating too much at night is because you're not allowing yourself to have a treat every now and then. Perhaps you've told yourself that healthy people don't eat that junk. You're a normal human being with normal needs and urges. It IS okay to occasionally have a treat.

Also, there are people who sneak eat. They eat junk when no one is looking because they're ashamed to let anyone see them eat that way. That's not a healthy way to eat or live. If you're sneak eating, you may want to check out this article. You may even want to discuss this with your doctor. You may be suffering from binge eating.

See if you recognize any of your behaviors in these articles. If so, you really should consider talking to your doctor.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 951
9/15/13 12:06 P

First of all, it isn't wrong. It's not the best choice, that's all.

If you think you have a food addiction (and it does sound like that, based on your post), then you should seek counseling for it. I am an emotional eater and my sessions with my psyD have helped tremendously. To treat addictive behavior, one needs to get to the root of the problem, and that requires someone trained to deal with addictions.

Good luck to you.

NETTENUT Posts: 137
9/15/13 11:40 A

I wouldn't admit this anywhere but here...but, I am gorging on junk food (doesn't matter what) after my husband goes to sleep and I am alone for an hour or better..I know that I am doing wrong, but I can't stop! So, I do great all day..I almost feel like the sugar and fat help the depression that I am dealing with (also on meds)..I am so disappointed in myself every morning..anyone else ever deal with this?

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