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How can I curb weekend binges of food?

How can I curb weekend binges of food?

Identify triggers: What seem like food cravings may actually be emotional triggers. Smooth, creamy foods are associated with the need for comfort. Filling foods are connected with loneliness. Crunchy foods are associated with anger. When you identify what's eating "at" you and respond to those needs and emotions, you'll likely stop using food for comfort or distraction. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Skversky
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What should I do after binging on food?

What should I do after binging on food?

Be understanding: People often feel guilt and shame after bingeing, which can lead to bingeing again as a way of coping or distracting with those emotions. Be curious, not critical. Identify the situational and emotional triggers to the binge. Were you hungry, angry, tired, sad, worried, anxious, etc? Figure out what is eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you ate. ...Read more

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How do you stop binging on food when the fridge is never empty?

How do you stop binging on food when the fridge is never empty?

It's not about food: Bingeing is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emotions that lead to bingeing. They binge to numb, distract or comfort themselves. To stop, you must seek treatment to identify what's eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you're eating, and find new ways to respond to yourself. ...Read more

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On the days i don't exercise, once a week, i binge with food! how can I stop and why does this happen? Please help me

On the days i don't exercise, once a week, i binge with food! how can I stop and why does this happen? Please help me

Have you considered: Over eater's anonymous? It is a free, confidential group that provides support, mentorship and teaches you about your relationship with food and coping skills. ...Read more

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I am overly stress up with my studies.I will often binge on food.I can't seem to control my cravings and i overeat a lot. Is there any way to control?

I am overly stress up with my studies.I will often binge on food.I can't seem to control my cravings and i overeat a lot. Is there any way to control?

Meds and therapy!: You are compulssive, which is what binge eating is about. Stress will make it worse. Since an ocd seems likely, drugs that are ssris may be a good choice, in that they are anti-anxiety, and help ocd. I think you need to talk to someone. A psychologist might help! ...Read more

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I starve myself and when I do eat i binge the food, what are signs if I have a eating disorder?

I starve myself and when I do eat i binge the food, what are signs if I have a eating disorder?

Those are two of 'em: Unless you are being inaccurate in describing your eating behaviors, it seems likely that you have an eating disorder. It would be a very good idea to see a therapist who deals with such issues and make changes before your body suffers what can become very serious - even life-threatening - damage. It is good that you recognize the possibility that something is wrong. That's a good start! best! ...Read more

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I've been loosing weight but if i binge on food i get a real bad stomach and diareah why?

I've been loosing weight but if i binge on food i get a real bad stomach and diareah why?

One problem first: The primary question is why you have been losing weight. To approach this intelligently a doctor will need to get a full history, perform a physical exam and perhaps do some tests. The abdominal discomfort and diarrhea may be related to the first issue, or may simply be a reflection of your body reacting to overeating. Why are you bingeing? See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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How to stop buying binge food?

How to stop buying binge food?

A List: Go shopping with a list - stick to it. Also eat before shoppping. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep motivated to not binge out on food?

What are ways to keep motivated to not binge out on food?

Wonderful question: The very fact that you ask this is huge. This is a complex issue, both emotionally and physically. Find a counsellor to help you with coping skills, join a support group, in person or online. Find other things to do when you get that urge. Try seeing a functional medicine doctor to address any nutritional deficiencies that might be contributing. And trust yourself - you are on the right path. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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