Being honest, compulsive overeating is one of the things that I've always struggled to understand. The exact opposite of what eating disorders are consitered to be
its nice to see facts about both sides
anyone who has a problem needs help, not just thoes who have a 'glamourized ' problem
beautiful_mistake, I suggest you make a thread asking for support sweet. As something that was highlighted in the original thread: eating is important - especially if you do suffer from COE, you need to maintain regular meals to keep your metabolism going and also more helpful to prevent binging or overeating.
I wanted to say that your post really helped me today. I have been trying to recover from self-harm and self-loathing for most of my life. But truthfully, only recently have a really taken the idea to heart. I had gone 5 days without harming myself and then yesterday, I binged. I paid for it by having a night without sleep (I have a very serious reaction to sugar now...I get very sick...but I still can't seem to stop binging...and the health side effects recently cost me my job). Anyway...today...I wanted to continue the binge...but I thought...no, go online and look for help. Delay the start...as you say...at least. So, as I was reading...I thought about what you were saying...soothing myself, not going into self-loathing for what I'd done yesterday, taking positive steps and I went to fix myself something from my meal plan.
I wasn't mindful, obviously, because I continued reading...but you did help me slow down...because I was just reading that part as I started wolfing my meal...so I slowed down and just sat there with it, thinking about what my body needed.
Anyway, thank you for your help. I will probably be reading over this several times. One thing, is there a place to actually discuss your real problems...I know that is probably triggering...but...I have this need to be honest about how very out of control I've been and how I might find control again. Though, maybe...that is just a way to feel good about feeling bad...so maybe i should just look at recovery. I don't know.
Hey Laheyla, I'm glad it was helpful for you :) And welcome.
You can discuss your problems in this forum, the Eating Disorders Forum, and hopefully in doing so can give you some more support & you can feel better for getting it out there, yknow?
Keep fighting (this has helped me to read, so thank you) xxx
I found this post very interesting, when i eat something i can't stop. Ill start with a savory snack then want something sweet then savory this keeps going until i fell sick. I only tend to do this when i'm on my own and when i'm down. since my depression started a year ago i've put on over 3 stone. I thought it was the antidepressants and i would sort it when the depression was over but the depression wont go away. Now i've read this I'll try some distraction methods I've learnt. Thanks for the info.
This is pretty hard for me xx I have just binged eaten and realise I have a problem x I am 36 years old and have been of work since Feb with anxiety/depression and suspected OCD. I binge on food now and sometimes alcohol!
I have not told my doc or anyone about this yet because I feel such a failure and yet another thing thats wrong with me.
I am waiting on the list to see a psychologist but could be months before I see one . I dont go out much as I hate being out for too long.
I have piled weight on and am sinking fast ......feel hopeless