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I'm mad that i can't stop binging. Do you have any advice?

I'm mad that i can't stop binging. Do you have any advice?

Get help.: The binging is a symptom not the problem. You need to reach out for professional help to uncover the reason for your behavior. It is very important that you do this because long term you are risking serious health consequences. ...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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I am on a massive diet but can't stop binging, especially at night - what can I do?

I am on a massive diet but can't stop binging, especially at night - what can I do?

Don't go on a: 'massive diet'. Go at a slower, more reasonable pace. Never starve yourself or skip meals. Take care. ...Read more

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I can't stop binging and purging, help?

I can't stop binging and purging, help?

Binging & purging: Stopping eating binges and purges is very difficult to do without help. Your family doctor can get you started. Help for eating disorders is available through psychiatrists, psychologists, other therapists, and special treatment centers devoted to such problems. You are not alone in this. For more info, please see: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/bulimia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.Htm. ...Read more

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I can't stop binging on carbs, please help?

I can't stop binging on carbs, please help?

Carbs = sugar: When broken down carbohydrates become sugar. Your body is addicted to sugar. Like other addictions, which give temporary satisfaction, you need to detox from sugar by reading labels of everything you eat and avoid white carbs/sugar for 2 weeks. After that, most people no longer crave it. Be aware of using sugar substitutes because they increase cravings. Complex carbs, (ie whole grains) are ok. ...Read more

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I'm on a diet and I can't stop binge eating. How can I stop?

I'm on a diet and I can't stop binge eating. How can I stop?

Dieting and bingeing: unfortunately restricting your food intake often sets you up to binge. the best course of action is to find a registered dietician who can arrange a better meal plan for you. regular eating will reduce the urge to binge medication can occasionally help binge eating but this is a secondary intervention ...Read more

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I can't stop eating. I just binge everyday and can't stop it. How do I get help?

I can't stop eating. I just binge everyday and can't stop it. How do I get help?

Binge Eating: I am assuming you are referring to binging either on food or alcohol appetite suppressing foods such as complex carbohydrates, protein bars, water, fruit snacks etc are great. Eat small portions multiple times a day hypnosis and cbt psychotherapy can help psychiatric causes depression, ocd, medical causes, sleep apnea should be identified and treated. Topamax (topiramate) has shown great results. ...Read more

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I don't know how to stop binging, what to do, what should I do?

I don't know how to stop binging, what to do, what should I do?

Get help: You would benefit from seeing a therapist or psychologist with considerable experience and training managing eating disorders as well as a comprehensive psychiatrist. There are some medications that could help although looking at the issue from an intrapsychic and cognitive standpoint will be important too. There is help for you out there so realize you are not alone in this! stay safe! ...Read more

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I've been binging for a week now and can't stop. Any tips to stop?

I've been binging for a week now and can't stop. Any tips to stop?

Behavioral change: Any reason of why now ? Usually stress brings it up - if that is the case, find the source and address the cause (maybe with your counselor) it might help if you can enlist someone to supervise you short term. Lock the pantry and allow someone to supervise you for the next few days. Then mark on official end time for the current episode and start your "away from binging" supervised time. ...Read more

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I'd like to lose 10-15 pounds. I eat way too much i exercise a lot but i binge eat when i'm upset. Im so fat but i just can't stop eating. Help?

I'd like to lose 10-15 pounds. I eat way too much i exercise a lot but i binge eat when i'm upset. Im so fat but i just can't stop eating. Help?

Binge Eating: I am assuming you are referring to binging either on food or alcohol appetite suppressing foods such as complex carbohydrates, protein bars, water, fruit snacks etc are great. Eat small portions multiple times a day hypnosis and cbt psychotherapy can help psychiatric causes depression, ocd, medical causes, sleep apnea should be identified and treated. Topamax (topiramate) has shown great results. ...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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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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How can you stop binging at night?

How can you stop binging at night?

What so you do?: Maybe you could trky and eat very healthy things like veges or fruits or high fiber. They will taste great and fill you up. I wish you the best and let me know how you do and if you need more help. ...Read more

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How do I stop the binge and purges?

How do I stop the binge and purges?

Identify triggers: Bulimia is ultimately not about food. When you identify what's eating "at" you and respond to those needs and emotions, you'll likely stop bingeing and purging for comfort or distraction, or to numb yourself. Please seek professional help from a clinician who specializes in eating disorders. ...Read more

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How can I stop binging, please help?

How can I stop binging, please help?

With help: If you are a binger, over eater's anonymous (oa) will likely be quite beneficial. It is a 12 step program that is free & confidential. You will find a wonderful support system with other people who have gone through experiences similar to yours. Please also see your physician & be candid about your issue. You need a medical evaluation to look for any contributing medical conditions. There is hope. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop food binges?

What can you do to stop food binges?

Zonisamide: There behavioral interventions and pharmacologic interventions that are helpful. A good doctor to work with is aa psychiatrist. The medication that has the best evidence is zonisamide but some patients need 400mg a day which can cause some GI side effects. ...Read more

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How can I stop binging during my diet?

How can I stop binging during my diet?

Cheat meals: So as to not feel too deprived from the special foods you crave, you could try a cheat meal maybe once a week. At that meal, don't overdo it, but rather, eat some of the food(s) that you most crave. Doing this adds the benefit of tricking your body to not go into starvation mode due to low caloric intake from diets. The starvation mode lowers one's metabolism, thus burning fewer calories. ...Read more

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How can I stop the late night binging?

By moving dinner: Change the amounts, quality and timing of the last meal before this phenomenon. However, it may be an early sign of rebound night hypoglycemia. Do you have any family history of blood sugar problems or diabetes? Do you mantain a healthy weight and diet? ...Read more

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How can you stop yourself from binging?

How can you stop yourself from binging?

Binging/purging: Even with professional help, it is a slow process of recovery. A trained professional can help you explore the dynamics behind the behaviors, instead of just treating the symptoms. ...Read more