Wednesday, September 09, 2015

I have had a problem that has been bothering me for a while. I keep trying to find articles and stories on the topic but there is not a lot out there. I saw a tv show that said this was a disease.

I believe I am an emotional eater. I can go all day and not eat at all. I work out, shop, visit people, friends, I crochet, do scrap booking and make jewelry to sell.
When I get home in the evenings I just can't seem to stop eating, even when I know I am filled to the brim. For some reason I keep eating until I just can't eat any more. Maybe this is why I don't get hungry during the day, but it bothers me that I can't control it.
Is there anyone else that has this problem? Why do I have this problem. I do not understand. I workout and for the most part try to follow a decent diet. I am no longer depressed. I am not bothered by my past... I've had therapy and confronted my abuser. I am happy with my life most of the time. I wish I had more money to do more of the things I need to do, and want to do, but it doesn't weigh heavy on my mind. I do not know why I have this problem during the night. I drink water all day, forty ounces at the Y before finishing my workout, and off and on throughout the day. Sometimes I am up every half hour or so taking potty breaks all night long, instead of sleeping, (like last night) but I had a very full belly and didn't need to eat until about 6pm. I have also noticed that when I eat lots of fruit I often feel the need to eat more. My coach said it may be the sugar in the fruit. I am STILL pre-diabetic, my sugar is under control. I average between 84-145 on a weekly basis. Since I have added snacks during the day, I don't have the low sugar spikes I used to have almost every day.
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    And fruit did that to me as well until I started having some protein with it, nonfat cottage cheese or skim milk mozzarella string cheese. I had to quit Weight Watchers when they made fruit 'free' and I started gaining weight!!
    1544 days ago
    Agree with the other comments. Get a little book 'If I'm so smart, why can't I Lose Weight '? Author is Brooke Castillo. Our bodies need to know they are going to get fueled every 4 hours or so.
    1544 days ago
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    Hey there!

    I have no clue as to the problem, but, I agree with BACCAGIRL & LASHARINK. Perhaps you have to forcefully retrain your brain. Maybe you want to try to do something like purposefully schedule your meals. Start slow and with minimal food like... have a piece of fruit at 12 noon everyday whether your are hungry or not and then add more from there.

    Just a thought.
    1597 days ago
    I did a google search for "Why you should not skip meals during the day?" and got 310,000,000 results. The first few were very quite interesting - a lot to do with metabolism, etc. Since I am by no means a nutritionist, dietitian, doctor, etc. I don't even want to paraphrase. Hope you will search and find some information that will help you out. I eat six small meals a day, whether I'm hungry or not and that seems to help me. I also drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, which means frequent potty breaks. I try to not drink after 8:00 PM so I don't keep getting up throughout the night. Doesn't always work, but at least it is not as frequent.
    1598 days ago
    I am certainly no diagnostician but it sounds as if you have confused your belly! By just not eating all day, you are not used to eating and maybe your body is sort of programming itself not to be hungry? I don't even know if that is possible, really? I 'm guessing that you are eating uncontrollably in the evening because you are starving! Your brain is craving food! You need protein and that is brain food...thinking food! After not eating anything all day long, your body is just forcing you to reach out, quite literally, for whatever is in arms reach! You have noticed that adding healthy snacks during the day is helpful...try adding small meals! At least a small mid-day lunch may do you a world of good. Just a suggestion.
    1598 days ago
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