|06-29-2011, 02:54 PM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dubai, UAE
WOE: Atkins very low carb or meat and eggs
Start Date: 19th Dec 2010
Binge eating disorder
Im not new to this forum and to this WOE. Ive had great success with atkins but my problem was always bingeing on food. I would loose so much weight and be on track and be so motivated and then suddenly I would have these terrible binge episodes where I would eat and hog and hide food and eat later. I would eat all the food that I would say i bought for my kids and then after stuffing and stuffing, would feel terrible later and think I might have a heart attack coz of how much I ate.
I thought it was just a will power thing but after googling a lot I found that I have this eating disorder. Even when I was a kid, I would hide chips and eat late at night. I have all the symptoms like:
Inability to stop eating or control what you’re eating
Rapidly eating large amounts of food
Eating even when you’re full
Hiding or stockpiling food to eat later in secret
Eating normally around others, but gorging when you’re alone
Eating continuously throughout the day, with no planned mealtimes
Im so glad that I know what my problem is so now I can seek some sort of treatment. I really want to lose weight but this is ruining my life
Does anyone else have this and can they share how they were able to control it
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|06-29-2011, 02:57 PM||#2|
Thick and Delicious
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
WOE: Eating REAL food
Start Date: 2/14/2004
Read the Diet Cure by Julia Ross. I used to binge even on LC. I couldn't help it. I started taking the amino acids and within a week the binging stopped and hasn't returned in the last 5 months.
|06-29-2011, 09:22 PM||#3|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Stats: My goal was to start taking care of myself.
Start Date: April 14, 2011
I was diagnosed with BED five years ago, but I have had it for about 30 years. I went through about six months of cognitive behavioral therapy that was utterly useless (although the practice did help my anxiety issues) and about a year of Zoloft. The Zoloft didn't help either. I joined an online group that I SWEAR made things worse because we were all so miserable, and every time someone broke down it was like a chain reaction.
Strictly sticking to Atkins is the only thing I've found that helps me at all. Partially because I'm focusing on meal planning...possibly over-planning but it helps me.
Also because I think a lot of the cravings came from a physical carb addiction.
I have not binged once in 2.5 months. As long as I've been in ketosis. This is the longest I've gone without binging in several years.
I am firmly convinced BED is FAR more physiological than we're told, and that taking control of our diet will help us take control of our lives. I have noticed every day I try to up my carbs a bit I crave again. I feel weak emotionally, and very very HUNGRY. And what I'm hungry for is junk carbs.
The last time I binged was three days into induction. Unlike most of my binging episodes, the next morning I went right back to induction and tried not to beat myself up over it. I recognized it was probably ketosis hitting and throwing my juices all out of whack and that helped me not fall into that depression/guilt I always woke up with the next day.
It's not that we're not responsible for our eating choices. We ARE, but the reason we binge isn't because we're weak willed. It's a disorder, and sadly we'll probably be dealing with it for the rest of our lives. You have to look at it like having something like diabetes, that has to be treated every single day. If you don't treat it, you suffer. But if you have a day when you don't treat it, it doesn't mean you've failed. You just start over from the last bite you take. Don't magnify it.
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