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Help!!Why do I gorge myself?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I can go days, weeks even months maintaining my healthy eating (I don't like to call it a diet, mostly because I see a diet as a short-term plan and I am trying to make lifelong changes). However, I occasionally start eating and cannot stop myself. Now I am not talking about good food hear either but absolute junk! For example, yesterday my daughters wanted to make peanut butter cookies for a friend of theirs who had been in the hospital. We made a batch and delivered half of them to their friends house. After supper the girls each had two and I allowed myself I. All well and fine except I couldn't stop their. One cookie turned into four or five more, then a pop tart(which I have never really even liked) and then a bowl of ice cream topped with peanut butter. The whole time this went on I was already full from supper but for some reason just couldn't stop. I felt sick to my stomach when I went to bed and still felt overfull when I woke up this morning. I could barely push myself through my morning workout. I should be able to have an occasional dessert or snack without grossly overindulging but I don't seem to be able to do so. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there anyway to change this or should I just tell myself to suck it up and eliminate the sweets/snacks/desserts all together?
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  • OOLALA53
    Whatever reason there was that started this kind of behavior, it has now become a pattern that needs very little to set it in motion. Yes, it's very hard to oppose this, but start believing that it is possible, because it is! That kind of eating was nearly a daily practice for me for years. I myself now for the most part eat sweets only on weekends (and some weekends, none because it just works out that way) and maybe ten other times a year. (Also, I gave up baking sweets. That's a tough one for families, I know. If you're interested in how you might limit this, let's Sparkmail.) This didn't happen overnight, but it did happen with certain thinking strategies
    and new behaviors. I can't tell you everything in one post, but I'm glad to share. Reach out!

    BTW, I won't promise it's easy, as diet gurus promise. I just know it's easier than living with compulsive overeating. That's hard, too, right? emoticon
    365 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    I have that problem all the time and have no solution. It may just be habit, so hopefully this will happen less frequently as time goes on.
    1442 days ago
    1442 days ago
    I think the problem is that suger is addictive, so you always want more and more.
    Don't worry too much about it though. These days, they're supposed to happen!
    Sure, you ate all you could lay eyes on, but that doesn't mean you blew it.
    Just get right on track again!
    1442 days ago
    I have that problem and it sucks!
    1442 days ago
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