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Genie80 05-10-2013 12:48 AM

Binge Eating Disorder... anyone else?
 
After months of putting off going to the doctor I finally went to an appointment last night and they think alongside depression I have binge eating disorder.

I was a little taken aback, hadn't realised (being naive I guess) that there were other eating disorders besides anorexia and bulemia, figured I'm fat - I can't have an eating disorder!

I've been doing JUDDD since 27th April and haven't binged since then.. my Doctor has referred me to a specialist clinic & I should get an appointment in the next few weeks.

Just wondering if there's others on here who've been diagnosed/have experience of etc,. x

sarahatl 05-10-2013 09:13 AM

Genie: That is interesting... do you feel that the binge eating is physical or emotional? I really feel I have a binge eating disorder but I feel it is physical more so than emotional. Maybe I am in denial...I don't know. I just know I have not been able to go more than 3 days without eating carbs. 14 days for you binge free...that is awesome...I hope to be able to post something like that soon. It is day 1 for me.

tobelowcarber 05-11-2013 09:06 AM

Hi Gina, my JUDD Budd! I am binger and trying to stop this non-sense once and for all!

Come visit us here
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tobelowcarber 05-11-2013 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by sarahatl (Post 16418524)
Genie: That is interesting... do you feel that the binge eating is physical or emotional? I really feel I have a binge eating disorder but I feel it is physical more so than emotional. Maybe I am in denial...I don't know. I just know I have not been able to go more than 3 days without eating carbs. 14 days for you binge free...that is awesome...I hope to be able to post something like that soon. It is day 1 for me.

Sarah- I feel like my binging is also more physical and psychological. Eating carbs make me binge. I know what you mean when you say that you can't go more than 3 days without carbs. It is difficult to stop but very much possible. I have recently went to zero carbs by eating meat/eggs/fish/fats and I have no desire to binge (so far), keeping my fingers crossed. I think if you eat enough protein and fats for few days you can get through this.
There are quite few of us on this board dealing with this issue. See the links I posted above. Stop by if you feel like it. It helps to have support :console:

jeaniem 05-11-2013 11:36 AM

I definitely struggle with binge eating. I have been binge free for 3 days now and am getting the thoughts/desires that usually lead to a binge. I am trying to think positively and stay busy!

Patience 05-11-2013 11:38 AM

Are you hungry?

Can you eat some allowable low carb food?
(something with protein and fat?)

If not, stay here and post, or do something else distracting.
Hang in there. :hugs:

tobelowcarber 05-11-2013 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 16419853)
Sarah- I feel like my binging is also more physical and psychological. Eating carbs make me binge. I know what you mean when you say that you can't go more than 3 days without carbs. It is difficult to stop but very much possible. I have recently went to zero carbs by eating meat/eggs/fish/fats and I have no desire to binge (so far), keeping my fingers crossed. I think if you eat enough protein and fats for few days you can get through this.
There are quite few of us on this board dealing with this issue. See the links I posted above. Stop by if you feel like it. It helps to have support :console:

I meant to say: I feel like my binging is also more physical than psychological.
Too bad we can't edit the posts after few min.

tobelowcarber 05-11-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16420073)
I definitely struggle with binge eating. I have been binge free for 3 days now and am getting the thoughts/desires that usually lead to a binge. I am trying to think positively and stay busy!

Oh no Jeanie, stay strong! Maybe you can up your protein to see if it helps.

jeaniem 05-11-2013 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 16420188)
Oh no Jeanie, stay strong! Maybe you can up your protein to see if it helps.

I am staying strong! I have been keeping busy and walked 2 miles this morning and 3 this evening. I have a menu I want to stick to but will certainly eat some protein if I get too hungry:)

Genie80 05-13-2013 01:45 AM

Sarah - I'm not really sure, I know it became out of control after I had surgery on my foot in 2009. I started gaining weight, couldn't exercise, became ill and started divorce proceedings against my then husband. Over the next few years I suffered more and more with my health and my weight has reflected that gaining almost 5 stone (70lbs) in less than 4 years.

Marika - We can do this girl!!

Jeanie - Are you OK? Did you manage to beat the feelings?

x

jeaniem 05-13-2013 01:38 PM

Gina
I did manage to beat the binge feelings! Thanks for asking:)

WTG on 17 days, I bet that feels great!!:jumpjoy:

sarahatl 05-13-2013 02:03 PM

Well I am back to Day one. tobelowcarber...thank you for the links. I hope to post back in a few days with some success....well at least after Day 3!!

jeaniem 05-13-2013 02:21 PM

You can do it Sara!:hugs:

Genie80 05-13-2013 02:42 PM

Keep at it Sarah I think its a big thing for all of us to be able to admit our weaknesses & hopefully that will make it easier xx

sarahatl 05-19-2013 07:36 AM

Well I am back to day one again! So frustrated with myself. I went four days this week without binging.

tobelowcarber 05-19-2013 08:29 AM

I am right there with you Sarah. I was binge free for 2 weeks. Starting fresh today without counting calories. I was doing JUDD and I think this was making me binge. So now I am eating low carb and not counting calories.
Hope we have better week ahead.

Patience 05-19-2013 10:11 AM

Good luck with your restart. Counting carbs seems more straightforward to me.
I don't think Judd would ver work for me.

Genie80 05-21-2013 01:40 AM

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Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 16431003)
I am right there with you Sarah. I was binge free for 2 weeks. Starting fresh today without counting calories. I was doing JUDD and I think this was making me binge. So now I am eating low carb and not counting calories.
Hope we have better week ahead.

How are you getting on Marika..

... and everyone else?

Feeling rough today and it's a JUDDD Down Day for me, don't think I'll have trouble sticking below my calorie target of 500c today as even the thought of food is making me feel sick!

MaryMary 05-22-2013 06:16 AM

Keep trying until the miracle happens

Shelle135 05-23-2013 08:07 AM

Hi all! Can I join this thread? I have recently discovered through many failed attempts of dieting that there was "something" else working against me. NO ONE goes all day making good food choices, eating very little, happy to do it and then bam, at night eats 1000+ calories!!! Unless, there is something else wrong.

So I have been digging deep into what is sabotaging me and what has been keeping me overweight my whole life. I have come to the following conclusions and am sure there are more yet to be discovered.

1. I emotionally eat for everything!!!
2. I do not eat when hunger or until "not hungry". I over-indulge every time just because...
3. Medications are effecting my appetite/cravings.
4. Chemicals in the processed foods are creating appetite/craving issues.
5. I am addicted to sugar.
6. Any form of refined carb sets me off into a binge... every time!

and I am sure there are more. But I am working on this and would love to count my bingefree/no lns'ing days along with you all!

Blessings
Michelle

MaryMary 05-23-2013 08:53 AM

Welcome, Michelle!

Patience 05-23-2013 09:10 AM

You are most welcome to join, Michelle. ONe thing I noticed in your post was this:

NO ONE goes all day making good food choices, eating very little, happy to do it and then bam, at night eats 1000+ calories!!! Unless, there is something else wrong.

Could it be that you are not eating enough during the day and you are at least partly eating from hunger in the evening? I am not saying this is the case, or to negate other items on your list, but just raising the question.

Shelle135 05-23-2013 10:20 AM

Hi Bella, it is a fair question. :) I am doing the HCG diet so eating very little is part of the plan. However, the hcg is releasing my stored fat into my bloodstream, therefore, no hunger issues after a few days. So when I wrote that I eat very little and glad to it is also including the fact that I am NOT feeling hungry but binge anyhow. There is a big difference. And to add, even if i ate from hunger - off plan - there is still no call to eat 1000+ calories at a sitting. :(

tobelowcarber 05-23-2013 12:00 PM

Welcome, Michelle!
I binge any time during the day. I have read that evening binges could be due to skipping or having not enough for breakfast. I wonder if that could be your problem, perhaps? I usually eat high protein breakfast and can binge 2 hours after, so the big protein breakfast is not working in my case.
My binges happen during second half of my cycle. So I am only good for 10-14 days each month :sad:

Shelle135 05-23-2013 12:27 PM

tobelowcarber... I am sure it plays a part but honestly, I LOVE food! I LOVE eating! And I LOVE carbs!!! All of which, when not in check, leads me to binge whether emotionally, physically or pyschologically. Believe me, for me I believe it is more pyschological than anything. That is why my latest book purchase includes 4 books on binge eating. :)

tobelowcarber 05-23-2013 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Shelle135 (Post 16437424)
tobelowcarber... I am sure it plays a part but honestly, I LOVE food! I LOVE eating! And I LOVE carbs!!! All of which, when not in check, leads me to binge whether emotionally, physically or pyschologically. Believe me, for me I believe it is more pyschological than anything. That is why my latest book purchase includes 4 books on binge eating. :)

I know, I love food too much too. I am also a darn good cook ;), which I am sure does not help. Can you please share the titles of the books.

Shelle135 05-23-2013 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by tobelowcarber (Post 16437439)
I know, I love food too much too. I am also a darn good cook ;), which I am sure does not help. Can you please share the titles of the books.

Yes, The 7-Day Low Carb Rescue and Recovery Plan by Dr's Rachael and Richard Heller
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Jane Hirschmann
It's Not About Food by Carol Emery Normandi
The Weight Solution by Dr. Phil McGraw - LOVE THIS ONE!
The Weightloss Apolcaplyse by Robin Woodal - LOVE THIS ONE!

The first three I havent read yet. :)

MaryMary 05-23-2013 12:45 PM

I will have to see if I can get any ofthem at the public library

tobelowcarber 05-23-2013 12:49 PM

Thanks, Michelle. I will check them out!

Genie80 05-23-2013 12:57 PM

Yet another massive binge today :(
Do you ever feel you have cycles of binging?

On a plus side I'm admitting it to my OH & my Mum now x


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