Binge Eating! (eating disorder)
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Posted 2/18/08
For the past couple years I have been watching what I eat, but this year it was weird how I let myself go and look what happens? I gained about 25 pounds due to depression and stress -------> (school, family, and personal isssues). I am one of those people out their who has a sweet tooth and my love for food. This is my weak side here and one of the biggest secret in my whole life that I am sharing with others. So this topic is very personal and self grieving to me.
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When I was in college I became severely anorexic and lost 50 lbs in under 3 months. I wouldn't allow myself more than 700 calories a week and mostly lived on celery and water. I weighed 85 lbs at the end of it and then I started drinking heavily because of depression and gained back all the weight I lost plus some. Now I kindof obsess over food. It seems like it's such a taboo for me and I like to eat a lot, but then I feel guilty and try to starve myself afterwards. I've mostly taken control over it now, but I still feel like I have an eating disorder and do have a tendency to binge eat.
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I had a friend who was binge eating and throwing up. She started looking very unhealthy and even started doing cocaine. I saw her a year later and she looked like a crack addict and didn't even look thin and tones. She actually was thinnish, yet flabby at the same time. It ruins your body and face where everything just starts to look nasty and sickly. Maybe you even age faster. Basically, she ended up looking worse and being dangerously sicker than she would have been if she just had a normal lifestyle. I haven't really seen her to this day.

I'm assuming binge eating is like anything else when taken too far in terms of control issues. For example: alcohol, smoking, resting, playing video games, gambling, etc.
The hardest part about food is probably because most girls want to diet or control what they eat for their image which usually is more important to them than health complications from smoking, alcohol, etc. Also, you can't quit eating. It's like having to smoke or drink alcohol a little bit each day while not going crazy. Most people binge but it's not really thought of as binging. Most guys binge at buffets or where ever since binging is excessively overeating until discomfort during a meal. Eating is one of out body's most instinctive behaviors so it's conditioned into a mental habit as well as your body getting used to it with its insulin release, etc. The other factor is obviously the fact that people will eat a lot out of stress and life issues. It's natural to go to food for a release since it's one of the most basic and easy forms of comfort. We even start off as babies to identify food with comfort since we receive food when we are crying or upset. The fact that food releases insulin in your body to alert your brain that it is getting what it needs, your body and mind can mistake it for a form of comfort and normalcy. Lots of people try to eat healthy or restrict their diets once in their lives. Restricting your calories or certain things (usually fat and carbs) lead to your body craving the two. Since those 2 are the fastest insulin releasers as well.

You should ease into eating healthy and not go overboard with eating too healthy or too little. You're only going to end up falling again and you have your entire life to worry about it. Try not to eat alone so much and try to do other things to take up your time or mind when you crave something. If you haven't eaten in like 2-3+ hours and are hungry, go get a small healthy snack (doesn't have to be incredibly healthy but keep it small). Anyway, if you do a lot of things to take up your time, you will eat a normal meal then go do other things. If you are stressed or in need of food for comfort, have other things you can do to make yourself feel better. Talk to friends, go for a walk, listen to music, etc. You should probably go outside rather than stay indoors since you might get bored and keep thinking about food. I would keep exercise in my life as long as it isn't too much. Do light to moderate workouts during the week. If you do too much, you can burn yourself out. If you do some decent exercise, you will stay more active, happy, and be receiving insulin from your active lifestyle.

No matter what, you should not let any day go by as a break from a normal day. You can't be like, this one time I'll eat a lot of junk food and as much as I want. That's the same way any addict for anything does and it starts the cycle over again and wastes the time and effort you put in to leading a healthy, normal diet. Don't obsess about eating super light or healthy. You're career isn't to be a model or a body builder. You just have to not restrict yourself so much and to able to look at yourself objectively and remember to eat somewhat healthy. Playing sports for school and now getting to the age where my metabolism will slow down eventually (maybe not hopefully!), I work out regularly and try to maintain a healthy diet. But I make sure to not go overboard. I'll go have a burger, chips, or pizza some days. You have every day to eat something. So don't go crazy about eating something so much.

It might be harder for girls in general to control what they eat since girls have different insulin releasing styles as well as differences in hormones. So, if it's really getting out of hand, maybe you want to go talk to your physician and/or nutritionist.

Girls. Most mature guys don't fall for a girl who is very thin or are really toned. Of course, you should try to keep in normal shape rather than letting yourself completely go. But the really in-shape girls who obsess over their image usually look and come off like it. They lose out in personality points and guys just want to hook up with them. A guy is going to look for a girl they think is pretty and nice to be with rather than some swimsuit model or celebrity look-alike.

Hope this helped at all.
Posted 3/22/08
Uhhh I like eating! But I watch what I eat.
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Posted 3/22/08 , edited 5/19/13

n_n303 wrote:


DreadDenimPirate wrote:

When I was in college I became severely anorexic and lost 50 lbs in under 3 months. I wouldn't allow myself more than 700 calories a week and mostly lived on celery and water. I weighed 85 lbs at the end of it and then I started drinking heavily because of depression and gained back all the weight I lost plus some. Now I kindof obsess over food. It seems like it's such a taboo for me and I like to eat a lot, but then I feel guilty and try to starve myself afterwards. I've mostly taken control over it now, but I still feel like I have an eating disorder and do have a tendency to binge eat.



*huggles kelle*

i think you have a hot bod. I never understood eating disorders and how people can be obsessed. >.<





anyways this is a duplicate, and can be discussed here

Eating Disorders
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-76188/Eating-Disorders.html


thanks



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