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How to stop binge eating, especially on sugary foods?

How to stop binge eating, especially on sugary foods?

Try low glycemic: Try fruits and veggies with no junk food for three days. Your body will adjust and your cravings for sugar will subside. Sugary junk food is terribly addictive. But you can retrain your palate for healthy foods, and eating low glycemic index will stabilize your insulin and you won't feel so hungry. You can do it! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Skversky
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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more


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Anorexia and on snickers and diet coke diet?

Anorexia and on snickers and diet coke diet?

Really?: When a snickers bar is the 'healthiest' thing in your diet, it's time for help. Go see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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How to break my unhealthy food habbits like overeating and eating to mutch sugar?

How to break my unhealthy food habbits like overeating and eating to mutch sugar?

Talk to Someone: It would be helpful for you to talk to a counselor, therapist, or nutritionist. Whenever you're trying to change a lifestyle, it is usually necessary to put people in your life to give expertise, support, and structure. Hope it goes well for you! ...Read more

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How can you resist eating pasta on low-carb diet?

How can you resist eating pasta on low-carb diet?

Will-power: You don't have to totally eliminate carbs from your diet, in fact, it's impossible and unhealthy. Make sure to check on which pastas have a low glycemic index. Check w/ your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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How would someone stop bingeing on unhealthy junk food?

How would someone stop bingeing on unhealthy junk food?

Will power: You need to have netter food available. Do not go hungry just make better choices. Binge on carrots, binge on apples! best not to buy any junk food and best not to bring it into your home especially if you feel "weak" about eating it. Hang out with healthy people as social networks reinforce behavior, hopefully healthy behavior. ...Read more

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How can I eat junk food on a diet?

How can I eat junk food on a diet?

Junk food: Minimal junk food is best - small amounts of nuts can satisfy - healthy chips can satisfy - be wise and be well ...Read more

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Want list of food food you can eat on a diet?

Want list of food food you can eat on a diet?

Forget diet: Forget the concept of diet foods. You will be setting yourself up. As a bariatric surgeon who looks at people that are successful at losing weight and more importantly keeping it off, concentrate on changing your eating habits. Reduce the sweets but don't fully eliminate. Increase vegetables and less fast food. Don't forget to include exercise regimen, any kind including walking. ...Read more

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Eating spicy food all the time what would hsppen?

Eating spicy food all the time what would hsppen?

Spicy foods: If you dont get heart burn you should be fien. Some spices are good for heart health and some are good for others. If they dont bother you with symptoms, you should be okay. Etremes of anythign is not good ewither so eat in balanced manner. ...Read more

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What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more

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Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Binge on tortilla chips, pastries, pie, and all kinds of junk food. How can I stop binging once and for all?

Binge on tortilla chips, pastries, pie, and all kinds of junk food. How can I stop binging once and for all?

Mutual Support: Try attending a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, many patients find the support here helpful and life-changing. ...Read more

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Tips on how to stop bingeing on certain food?

Tips on how to stop bingeing on certain food?

Binge Eating: People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions. As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it ...Read more

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How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

Have you a mind: Of your own? There are no short cuts and you must look to the renewed vigor and health that you will bring to yourself. ...Read more

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On the weekends. How can I stop my junk food cravings?

On the weekends. How can I stop my junk food cravings?

Compl Carbs/Prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I eat healthy and not binge on fast food and junk food?

How do I eat healthy and not binge on fast food and junk food?

Another option: Binge on healthy foods that will 'fill you up" like salads, carrots, celery, fruit and protein bars. Fast food and junk food contain a lot of fried, fatty and sugary components and should be avoided if you want a healthier lifestyle and a healthier future ! go alyssa go for it... ...Read more

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How to stop food cravings and binges?

How to stop food cravings and binges?

Distraction: Find another healthy activity to replace them - eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Would purging for 2 days on healthy food and then eating marshmallows, chocolate and pizza the third day cause weight loss or gain?

Would purging for 2 days on healthy food and then eating marshmallows, chocolate and pizza the third day cause weight loss or gain?

Not recommended: Why not eat healthy food every day? Healthy food every day, at a rate of calorie stores appropriate for you, would be best. There is not much value in marshmallows, chocolate or pizza, in that order. ...Read more

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Food to eat when on accutane.

Food to eat when on accutane.

Fatty food: You should take the Accutane with fatty food to enhance absorption. You don't need any extra vitamin a. Otherwise a prudent healthy diet is fine. No special needs for accutane. Some patients have less dry lips by taking a vitamin e supplement. ...Read more

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I've replaced depression with binge eating, how can I stop binge eating without taking on another bad habit?

I've replaced depression with binge eating, how can I stop binge eating without taking on another bad habit?

Treatment: Treat your depression. If you are truly eating to overcome your feelings of depression, then you will either not improve or start another, possibly more dangerous, habit unless to treat the underlying depression. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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Tips on how to stop bingeing on certain food?

Binge Eating: People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions. As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep from binging on junk food?

What suggestions can you give to keep from binging on junk food?

Goals not feelings: Your body is the vehicle that gets you around in this life. Would you ever give junk gasoline to your car? The mind may want instant gratification due to stress, boredom, anger....A multitude of excuses to eat, not because the body needs fuel. You can never satisfy the mind with food. It is important to get at the root of the self defeating habits which may need a therapist. Focus on the goal. ...Read more

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Sometimes I binge on unhealthy foods and I regret it. How can I learn self-control?

Sometimes I binge on unhealthy foods and I regret it. How can I learn self-control?

Eat regularly: Eating small portions frequently helps you avoid the the extreme hunger that sometimes cause some people to binge. Avoiding situations that lead to the binges and replacing them with situations that are fun and relaxing may be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I eat healthy and not binge on fast food and junk food?

Another option: Binge on healthy foods that will 'fill you up" like salads, carrots, celery, fruit and protein bars. Fast food and junk food contain a lot of fried, fatty and sugary components and should be avoided if you want a healthier lifestyle and a healthier future ! go alyssa go for it... ...Read more

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Can I buy anything over the counter for binge eating or food addiction?

Not really: Not everything can be fixed with a pill or drug. Please look into Over Eater's Anonymous in your area. Or work with a psychotherapist. Be well ...Read more

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I have like 4000 calories in one meal. Any tips to not binge with all of my favorite binge food right in my face, should I be concerned?

I have like 4000 calories in one meal. Any tips to not binge with all of my favorite binge food right in my face, should I be concerned?

You already: Mentioned one of the keys. You have to remove the temptation! Otherwise, it really takes great will power to avoid binges. Another thing that can help is to figure out any of your triggers that set off binges. This awareness can help you create a "diversion" plan that will take you away from food. You should be concerned though, as binge eating can do a doozy to your weight! ...Read more

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How can someone overcome binge eating and food obsession?

How can someone overcome binge eating and food obsession?

With treatment: You may have an eating disorder which needs treatment -- see your physician to get started. Many people purge also, through vomiting, laxatives, and diuretics, etc, increasing the danger. You need a full evaluation so you get the most appropriate help and therapy for your problem. There's also a 12-step group called overeater's anonymous which has been useful for many. http://www.oa.org/. ...Read more

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Can binging on unhealthy foods cause arrythmias? I have butterfliess in my heart and it gets worse when laying down trying to sleep. 18 male

Can binging on unhealthy foods cause arrythmias? I have butterfliess in my heart and it gets worse when laying down trying to sleep. 18 male

No, but: Palpitations are extremely common and tend to be most noticeable lying down, resting, or sitting quietly. If you're otherwise healthy, i wouldn't be concerned - your "butterflies" will go away on their own. If you have a history of rheumatic fever, congenital heart abnormalities, diabetes or your palpitations are prolonged and/or especially bothersome, a more complete evaluation would be reasonabl. ...Read more

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Binged on fried food & choc cake late lastnight. Feeling irritable, bloated, nauseous, tired and flatulent.What can I do eat to help myself feel better?

Binged on fried food & choc cake late lastnight. Feeling irritable, bloated, nauseous, tired and flatulent.What can I do eat to help myself feel better?

Binging: Is binging on these foods something you do often? You may need some help with this habit -- which can be a form of eating disorder. Your primary care physician would be a place to start. In the meantime, mint tea may help settle your stomach. Fennel seed can help your body expel gas and calm your digestive system. Ginger if nausea is pronounced. Or simple pepto-bismol from the drug store. ...Read more

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How should I stop myself from totally binging out on junk food?

How should I stop myself from totally binging out on junk food?

Eating regularly: If you do not skip meals, and eat healthy meals and snacks every 2-4 hours, you can avoid severe hunger pangs. Also avoid refined sugars and large amounts of "starches" like breads and potatoes to prevent swings in blood sugar, which can cause binges. You might also want to speak to a counselor or therapist, because binging can be a sign of emotional distress, depression or an eating disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more