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Binging On 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Not a good idea: It is not a good idea to binge on any foods, let alone bad food. ...Read more
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
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